Since the discovery of fire by our hairy, knuckle-dragging ancestors, humanity has been rightfully fascinated by the beauty and power of the flame. But back then, they didn’t have the wheel technology or flip-kicking dexterity to appropriately celebrate their love of the dancing yellow demon. Now though, we have advanced to a point in our development where we can take one of the four elements of the universe, add a skateboard, and multiply that by 2000 frames per second to create an exponentially beautifuler and more powerific demonstration of our appreciation for flame: as displayed in the following video.
Skateboarders Jonathan and Jason Bastian perform tricks on flaming boards, and off of flaming obstacles, all shot at 2000 frames per second to create this awesome, slow-motion video of man’s begrudging co-existence with an element that, given half a chance, would rightfully devour us whole, as is its divine right. Oh fire, we radically win this round, but we know that the second Smokey lets his guard down, you’ll be there to even the score.