The daredevil modeled his badass stunt after century-old photos of skiers being whisked around a frozen lake in St. Moritz while attached to a plane. Barrow hoped to perform his trick on the same lake, but the ice wasn’t stable enough. But snow-covered tarmac? Totally stable and safe.
And according to The Telegraph, Barrow says that if the plane was allowed to actually take off, he could’ve gone even faster.
Look out for this event in next year's X Games.