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Daredevil Kayaker Makes 34 MPH Plunge Down Drainage Ditch: VIDEO


Kayaker Ben Marr plunged at 34 mph down a drainage ditch into Lions Bay, British Columbia, and filmed it for the world to see. Don't try this at home.


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  1. What's the point of this?

    Posted by: JG | Oct 5, 2013 5:10:21 PM

  2. JG. Does there have to be a point? He's a thrill seeker. He enjoys it.

    Posted by: Brad | Oct 5, 2013 5:21:56 PM

  3. @ JG re "the point of this?"

    Part of the point of being reckless is that there is no point. If you own testicles, you should have received a memo about this topic around the same time.

    Personally, watching this video was the most fun I've had all week.

    Posted by: rdiac | Oct 5, 2013 5:30:29 PM

  4. Hate to be a downer, but I lost a friend in a kayaking accident. He was a great athlete, but that didn't help. He rolled the kayak, and his jacket became entangled in an underwater, dead tree.

    Posted by: Mike in the tundra | Oct 5, 2013 5:36:31 PM

  5. @MITT Cool story, bro.

    Posted by: Jamey | Oct 5, 2013 6:21:31 PM

  6. POINT..?
    Is there a point required for everything in life..
    occasionally isn't it just great to be included in something that someone has enjoyed without any thought of hurting someone..thought of some nasty comeback or thought of how to put those involved down for their choices...some people in the world just manage to take some time out of their day and enjoy their time with the people they choose to be with ..
    WHAT FUN !!!!

    Posted by: darren | Oct 5, 2013 6:44:24 PM

  7. The thing is Andy's got a thing for thrill seekers, Survivors. Okay, the rest of you get "I come off the straightest" medals, okay bro? You own your testicles (as opposed to rent, I guess) Sympathy to the guy who lost a friend. That's the real point.

    Posted by: JG | Oct 5, 2013 7:30:06 PM

  8. That looks like a lot of fun.

    Posted by: justin | Oct 5, 2013 7:38:17 PM

  9. What's the point of this? One word: Fun.

    Without it, we are not human or even mammalian.

    Posted by: Joesph Foster | Oct 5, 2013 8:00:20 PM

  10. I'd never do it (Christ!), but I sure enjoyed watching it.

    Posted by: agcons | Oct 5, 2013 8:09:33 PM

  11. Wow! The kayak almost seems superfluous, given how much time he spends scooting across dry land. Looks like great fun.

    And to answer JG's question...the point is fun! Try whitewater rafting the Rouge River in Quebec, or rapelling, or going 55 MPH on a bicycle down Mount Mitchell (okay, that was a bit white-knuckle, and we didn't know how fast we were going until a car pulled up alongside us at the bottom and told us).

    Get out there and do something that pushes yourself.

    Posted by: Tatts | Oct 5, 2013 8:39:01 PM

  12. i'd have done this, up until about 30 years ago, then i got sober and began to value my life and limbs a bit more highly.

    Posted by: bandanajack | Oct 5, 2013 8:44:40 PM

  13. Cool and crazy fun- thanks for sharing the rush.

    Posted by: jarago | Oct 5, 2013 8:51:00 PM

  14. Is he gay?

    Posted by: TomTallis | Oct 5, 2013 10:10:47 PM

  15. That looks like a blast!

    Posted by: AriesMatt | Oct 5, 2013 11:58:10 PM

  16. See what having socialized medical care leads too! Wreckless behavior, or is it reckless? Hmm...

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Oct 6, 2013 3:28:20 AM

  17. Oh greenery too, lots of greenery. See what the cool wet does.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Oct 6, 2013 3:30:21 AM

  18. Just looked the spot up on Google Maps, and the channel is actually "Alberta Creek," not a storm drain, as "drainage ditch" would lead many to think. The natural creek has clearly been channeled in where it passes through the town — I'm sure it's pretty impressive after a rain.

    Posted by: Aaron | Oct 6, 2013 1:27:30 PM

  19. The country is falling apart, but this is important news. Let's go get ice cream in Egypt.

    Posted by: Gee | Oct 6, 2013 3:27:36 PM

  20. The long hair was a given.

    Great way to wreck the bottom of your kayak by scraping it over concrete at 35 mph. Wait for some rain and let the water level rise.

    Posted by: anon | Oct 7, 2013 1:27:51 AM

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