Hitchin’ a ride: Snowboarder pulled by car shows off tricks in icy St. Petersburg (VIDEO)
A 21-year-old daredevil was fined for traffic violations after shooting a video in St. Petersburg where he shows off his snowboard tricks while attached to a moving car.
Student Kolya Smirnov posted the video on his Instagram account, saying it was his second attempt at riding a snowboard smack in the center of Russia’s second largest city.
Temperatures have dropped below -20C (-4F) in St. Petersburg in the past few days and there has been heavy snowfall.
Deciding these were ideal conditions, the young man decided to take advantage of the weather and pull off a few tricks.
“Ripping snowy St. Pete’s to pieces,” he captioned the video.
Extreme sports lovers frequent the city streets when the weather is right - much to the delight of internet users worldwide.
Wakeboarding, snowboarding’s summer alternative, earlier made a roaring appearance in a video where several young men showed off a similar stunt – except on water, not snow - in flooded Vladivostok in Russia’s far east.
Both Smirnov and the driver that pulled him through the snowy streets were identified via security cameras and were fined by the police.