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Sidewall Skiing: Saudi Arabian Men Demonstrate Dangerous Stunts

World | Reuters | March 13, 2018, 1:14 pm
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 Adrenaline junkies are seen hanging out of windows of moving cars while performing 'sidewall skiing' in Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

Adrenaline junkies are seen hanging out of windows of moving cars while performing 'sidewall skiing' in Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 'Sidewall skiing' was first recorded in Denmark in 1964. Inspired by the stunt, the act has been used in several Hollywood films. (Image: Reuters)

'Sidewall skiing' was first recorded in Denmark in 1964. Inspired by the stunt, the act has been used in several Hollywood films. (Image: Reuters)

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 In 2013, a video of a Saudi man changing the tyre while performing 'sidewall skiing' went viral in 2013. In this photo, Saudi youth is seen changing a tyre in a moving car. (Image: Reuters)

In 2013, a video of a Saudi man changing the tyre while performing 'sidewall skiing' went viral in 2013. In this photo, Saudi youth is seen changing a tyre in a moving car. (Image: Reuters)

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 The stunt is performed with the help of a ramp or by sharply turning the speeding car. (Image: Reuters)

The stunt is performed with the help of a ramp or by sharply turning the speeding car. (Image: Reuters)

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 Performing stunts such as sidewall skiing and drifts is a popular hobby amongst Saudi youths. (Image: Reuters)

Performing stunts such as sidewall skiing and drifts is a popular hobby amongst Saudi youths. (Image: Reuters)

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 A Saudi man inflates his vehicle's tyre before performing a stunt known as 'sidewall skiing', (Image: Reuters)

A Saudi man inflates his vehicle's tyre before performing a stunt known as 'sidewall skiing', (Image: Reuters)

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 Thrill seekers hanging out of windows of moving cars while performing 'sidewall skiing' in Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

Thrill seekers hanging out of windows of moving cars while performing 'sidewall skiing' in Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A Saudi man lay down to take a selfie as his friends perform 'sidewall skiing.' (Image: Reuters)

A Saudi man lay down to take a selfie as his friends perform 'sidewall skiing.' (Image: Reuters)

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 A youth is seen posing for a photo as he preps up to perform 'sidewall skiing' (driving on two wheels) in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

A youth is seen posing for a photo as he preps up to perform 'sidewall skiing' (driving on two wheels) in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Saudi youths cheer as their friends demonstrate 'sidewall skiing' in Hail, in Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

Saudi youths cheer as their friends demonstrate 'sidewall skiing' in Hail, in Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A Saudi man takes a selfie while his friend performs 'sidewall skiing' in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

A Saudi man takes a selfie while his friend performs 'sidewall skiing' in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A Saudi man is seen hanging out of the window while performing 'sidewall skiing' in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.

A Saudi man is seen hanging out of the window while performing 'sidewall skiing' in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.

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 Saudi men perform a stunt known as 'sidewall skiing' (driving on two wheels) in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

Saudi men perform a stunt known as 'sidewall skiing' (driving on two wheels) in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A Saudi youth is seen gesturing to the cameras while performing a stunt in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

A Saudi youth is seen gesturing to the cameras while performing a stunt in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Saudi youths are seen performing daredevil acts in Hail, in Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

Saudi youths are seen performing daredevil acts in Hail, in Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Saudi men perform 'sidewall skiing' in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

Saudi men perform 'sidewall skiing' in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)