This short documentary, Dalua Downhill was filmed by Zeppelin Films in Teutônia, Brazil. The fastest skateboarders on the planet meet here every year to participate in the world’s fastest downhill longboard race in attempt to gain the championship title.
The participants in these events must have a lot of adrenaline and a need for speed to complete the downhill race. It is a very risky challenge but a trend that is starting to appear throughout North America, South America and Europe.
And when I say fast, I mean extremely fast speeds of up to 70 mph downhill. That is faster than most highway speed limits in the United States. It is considered to be one of the most dangerous sports in the world.
So where did the Dalua Downhil documentary get it’s name? Douglas Rodrigues da Silva (AKA: Dalua), who entered the world of downhill skateboarding in 1997.
In 2010 Dalua entered the Guinness World Records book as the fastest skater on the planet at 70.21 mph. He is only 29 years old so he has time to break that record once again if he wishes.
For more than 2 years, Dalua was filmed on his adventures of longboarding all over the world. It shows the determination and passion towards skateboarding the pain that these longboarders endure. There are many other YouTube mini-clips of Dalua Downhill to show other racing events throughout the world.
Some may consider these skateboarders insane, but they just see it as a way to get their adrenaline pumping. They risk injury and even life on the downhill courses; all there is to stop them is some stacks of hay along the side.
It may not be everyone’s desire to be on a board with wheels going 70 mph, but these unique athletes deserve recognition for their insane craving of adrenaline.