Stuntman Risks His Life to Backflip over a Speeding Formula E Car

Considerable preparation, harnessed willpower and maximum concentration – Damien Walters impresses with his new video.

In the childhood we watch movies and always imagine stuntmen as those brave and dauntless professionals alongside astronauts or pilots. I guess I will be right if say that being a stuntman is something that many boys dream about. However, as we grow older, the understanding of how really dangerous it is overwhelms. And only those really reckless ones stay true to their childhood dream.

The video we are going to show definitely goes under the mark ‘not for the faint of heart’. Freerunner, gymnast and stuntman Damien Walters goes beyond his limits. He had intended and successfully fulfilled the backflipping over a Formula E race car going at the speed of around 100 kmph (62 mph).

Certainly, it is unnecessary to warn you against any attempts to repeat. You’d better enjoy the action from the screen. Remember that Walters had undergone a considerable preparation. Nevertheless, this video was still only hundredths of a second away from being a video of a guy getting hit by a race car (check the 360 degrees video below).

Damien Walters is a 34-year old British stuntman. He has participated in four Trampoline World Championships. And in 2003, he became one of four members of the British team winning the World Title in the team competition.

Mr. Walters succeeded in freerunning as well and often incorporates there his gymnastic skills and stuntman abilities. He is one of the most popular freerunners on YouTube. His videos have a total of over 115 million views. Currently, Walters is also an owner of his gym, Derby City Gymnastics Club, in Derby and is involved in shooting films.

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