John Metcalfe was CityLab’s Bay Area bureau chief, covering climate change and the science of cities.
Ukraine's "Mustang Wanted" continues to amaze with rooftop stunts like dangling a woman high above traffic.
Breaking all expectations from his previous stunts – like hanging from insanely high places with only two fingers – the mad urban climber "Mustang Wanted" remains alive. New footage shows him dangling a lady off a building so tall the cars below look like grains of rice. (Note to parents: This is how modern-day youth "flirts.")
And that's only the first few seconds. "Mustang," who's in his 20s and lives in Ukraine, has been quite busy. This compilation of his latest pants-moistening feats includes skateboarding inches away from a building's edge, tiptoeing along a narrow construction crane, and doing one-handed pull-ups from an antenna located somewhere in the stratosphere. He's added a new level of surrealism in that many of these performances are executed in freezing, snow-covered settings, and for some reason he insists on wearing just underpants.
"Mustang" doesn't want you to get involved in this stuff if you're not a pro builderer or are just old, writing on his website:
First, I must tell you, that the following videos and photos feature stunts performed by professionals. I really insist that no one attempt to recreate or re-enact any stunt or activity performed on this site. Even if you`re totally sure that you can do that, you are putting yourself in danger. So, please, don’t try to recreate my stunts. I mean it!
Also, you better leave the site if you are under 88 years old, because here you can find materials that will lead to the aesthetic dissatisfaction or even injure your psyche.
The first part of that statement isn't a joke. With the way he's able to pull his body up from a dead-weight hang over a tower's edge, those fingers must be as thick as kielbasa: