Teen Daredevils Film Close Calls While "Surfing" Atop NYC Subway Trains

Perhaps this is set to be the next dangerous millennial or Generation Z fad, akin to the 'Tide Pod Challenge' or the even more dangerous 'car surfing' of a few years back.

A series of videos recently uploaded to YouTube shows a trio of teens riding atop subway cars at high speeds through Brooklyn and Queens. The daredevils filmed themselves jumping from train platform roofs onto trains, and leaping from car to car as if in an action movie while the trains hit full speed.

An edited series of subway "surfing" scenes was published to YouTube on Wednesday, but after it was picked up by Drudge Report early Friday, the videos have since been been pulled. And as the videos featured close-up shots of at least a couple of the subway roof hoppers' faces, we expect the police may be already knocking on their doors

The original video was was published to Jack Sutton's YouTube, but after it was pulled, copies have since been preserved on others:

And in one prior clip uploaded a few weeks ago, also since removed, one of the teens actually falls off the train immediately after hopping on the roof.

Apparently he survived and resumed the highly dangerous and illegal stunt. 

Also included among the video series originally uploaded by "Jack Sutton" was a filmed incident wherein one friend screamed to others to "duck quickly" before the train entered a tunnel.

It appears the teens barely survived decapitation, with the young man behind the camera slipping down between the cars and inside a cabin at the last second. 

That particular video has also since been removed from YouTube.

Just prior to the YouTube page going down, one among the few comments on the clip sarcastically notes: “I hope you guys fall and die. But I also hope your deaths don't disrupt service.”

In a separate early July incident, a 22-year old man was arrested at his Brooklyn home after he was photographed by passengers hanging on to the side of a subway car in a extremely risky stunt, which wasn't his first time. 

There's no word yet on if the film-making daredevils behind the latest train surfing incident have been arrested, but clearly they were just lucky to survive. 


zippedydoodah Justin Case Fri, 08/10/2018 - 22:02 Permalink

At least there are consequences for making mistakes.

Unlike video games that let you shoot people and get shot hundreds of times and carry on regardless.

Driving games let you have 150mph head on collisions with nothing more than a bump and not even a bent car. 

Robbing banks and getting bonus points and dosh.

Ride those trains, it's real life.


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SheHunter hxc Sat, 08/11/2018 - 00:21 Permalink

Xactly.  Used to be riding a 4 year old quarter horse that couldn't quite make it on the track so dad picked him up for cheap. Galloping cross country hanging on for dear life and yelling at my brothers galloping behind me to watch out for the wide ditch my horse just barely cleared.  I lived.  Few scars to show. But at least I wasn't staring at a digital screen.  Was living school of hard knocks.  PS.  Still am.

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Zero Point bismillah Fri, 08/10/2018 - 20:00 Permalink

"Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off."

- Tyler Durden.

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338 johngaltfla Sat, 08/11/2018 - 08:47 Permalink

Using the John Galt nomiker and actually saying what you said makes me fucking hurl.


Sadsack buncha pussies around here anymore, I played with dynamite and blasting caps when I was 13,while pussies like you were taking advanced hall monitoring.


Grow the fuck up, next I suppose you demand I wear a seat belt, not drink a beer while I drive and get me some fucking Obamacare.


This place sucks anymore, buncha state loving cunts pretending they actually know about Fight Club, and not hardly any of you cunts drive to Marfa.


Enjoy your servitude, bitchezzzzzz.


I'll take the train riding dudes for 1000 Alex as 'some kids with nuts'.




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Donald J. Trump ScratInTheHat Fri, 08/10/2018 - 20:58 Permalink

How about this classic (man electrocuted on train):


Tbh though, I doubt riding on top of trains is anything new.  Maybe just new that someone would be dumb enough to post it on the internet.  But then again, all kinds of deviatant behavior has been normalised these days and what is the worst the justice system would do these kids?  Nothing.

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keep the basta… ScratInTheHat Sat, 08/11/2018 - 07:43 Permalink

The art of it is to structure situation so do extreme but survivable.

I sailed 12 foot skiffs with 30 ft mast when not much breeze and 18 footers on Sydney harbour.

Out on a trapeze ie rope round waist and standing on toes on edge and other side of boat a foot or two under water and then just pull on the sheet harder. Wind screaming in the stays and the boat nearly exploding under the stress. Blown out in gales surfing in.

there is sports research that spectating on a sport you know increases skills,

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koan Fri, 08/10/2018 - 19:48 Permalink

Cool you recorded your face and uploaded to youtube, I'm certain Google can provide the cops with the rest of your info.

JuliaS HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Sat, 08/11/2018 - 05:24 Permalink

In Russia it's fairly common. Some people do it to save on fares, some do it for the thrills or social media publicity. Problem is that people constantly get either mutilated, electrocuted or killed in other ways. It's not "boys being boys" here. It's stupidity for the sake of facebook likes. Those guys don't do it for the thrill. They do it to record it on video and post it online, which is the most shallow form of self gratification.

And then some minimum wage schmuck who just wants to go home at the end of the day, spends an hour untangling a severed leg from the cables and washing the blood off.

For the thrill. Yeah right! Put down the cell phone and then I'll believe you.

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