Schund Crew

Skateboarding is out, stunting on a tricked-out farm tool is in.

Ferrari-red grips, gilded rim, a max load of 500 liters—say hello to the pimped-out "24-Carat Gold Sport-Barrow," the sweetest ride in the burgeoning field of urban wheelbarrowing.

OK, maybe it's not a real sport (yet), but the guys behind this fabulous video sure are sweating to make it seem like one. The narrator and acrobatic barrower, Alex Siegfried aka "Siggi from Paderborn," has some serious moves when stunt-riding this puppy. Grinding, flipping, bouncing—it's like a great skateboard documentary, except with an apparatus typically used to haul horse manure.

And that was kind of what made Berlin's Schund Crew film this thing. "This was also our intention: skate video with humor and not take yourself too seriously!" they say (pardon the Google Translate). The public response on Vimeo has been warm, ranging from dry humor ("in my country those work for carrying things") to awe ("this really could be an Xgames sport").

Behold, the unflappable "Golden Boy" rockin' his shiny barrow:

H/t Rebel Art

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