Surf Rail Of Death: Round 2

Josh Hoyer looking a little apprehensive on day one of the second generation of the "Rail Of Death." We set it up at Ponto in Carlsbad, CA. but between the massive rail, the low tide, and the cops, it was by all accounts a harrowing first day. Photo: jackenglish.com
Josh Hoyer looking a little apprehensive on day one of the second generation of the "Rail Of Death." We set it up at Ponto in Carlsbad, CA. but between the massive metal rail, low tide, and the cops, it was by all accounts a harrowing first day. Photo: jackenglish.com
In the immortal words of Hilary Clinton, "It takes a village." Yeah, a village of idiots... Photo: jackenglish.com
In the immortal words of Hilary Clinton, "It takes a village." Yeah, a village of idiots... Photo: jackenglish.com
Jeff King of <i>Built To Shred</i> fame sits atop his latest masterpiece, the "Rail Of Death." Twice as sketchy as the last version, the idea was to whip straight at it with the assistance of a "Banshee Bungee" and see what happened. You can watch the episode on Fuel TV beginning Dec. 19. Photo: jackenglish.com
Jeff King of Built To Shred fame sits atop his latest masterpiece, the "Rail Of Death." Twice as sketchy as the last version, the idea was to whip straight at it with the assistance of a "Banshee Bungee" and see what happened. You can watch the episode on Fuel TV beginning Dec. 19. Photo: jackenglish.com
Bill "Beaker" Bryan and Josh Sleigh (who survived the first Rail Of Death) plan their line Photo: jackenglish.com
Bill "Beaker" Bryan and Josh Sleigh (who survived the first Rail Of Death) plan their line Photo: jackenglish.com
Standing atop the Rail Of Death you really get the feel for how sketchy it is. Josh Sleigh plots his next move. Photo: jackenglish.com
Standing atop the Rail Of Death you really get the feel for how sketchy it is. Josh Sleigh plots his next move. Photo: jackenglish.com
Sleigh's first attempt... Josh is one tough SOB. He'd hit the rail twenty times in a row—eating shit every time—yet still get back on the horse and hit it again. His persistence would eventually pay off. Photo: jackenglish.com
Sleigh's first attempt... Josh is one tough SOB. He'd hit the rail twenty times in a row—eating shit every time—yet still get back on the horse and hit it again. His persistence would eventually pay off. Photo: jackenglish.com
With the assistance of the "Banshee Bungee" the boys were able to get enough speed to hurl themselves at the large piece of metal anchored into the surf at Ponto in Carlsbad. Brilliant, right? Photo: jackenglish.com
With the assistance of the "Banshee Bungee" the boys were able to get enough speed to hurl themselves at the large piece of metal anchored into the surf at Ponto in Carlsbad. Brilliant, right? Photo: jackenglish.com


Above: Rider POV on the “Rail Of Death.” Video courtesy Drew Coalson.

If anyone was going to be able to pull it off it was going to be the best skimboarder in the history of mankind—Bill "Beaker" Bryan on his Catch Surf Blackball Beater. Photo: jackenglish.com
If anyone was going to be able to pull it off it was going to be the best skimboarder in the history of mankind—Bill "Beaker" Bryan on his Catch Surf Blackball Beater. Photo: jackenglish.com
Master of all boards, Bill "Beaker" Bryan has disastrous results on his first attempt. Photo: jackenglish.com
Master of all boards, Bill "Beaker" Bryan has disastrous results on his first attempt. Photo: jackenglish.com

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With the Carlsbad Junior Lifeguards watching in awe, Eric "Batman" Sorenson gets whipped toward the rail. Photo: jackenglish.com
With the Carlsbad Junior Lifeguards watching in awe, Eric "Batman" Sorenson gets whipped toward the rail. Photo: jackenglish.com
After relocating the rail to Oceanside a few days later, the success rate went way up. The deeper water definitely helped. Photo: jackenglish.comxbfabyfcvbzdsyx
After relocating the rail to Oceanside a few days later, the success rate went way up. The deeper water definitely helped. Photo: jackenglish.com
This is exactly what <i>Built To Shred</i>'s Jeff King and <i>TransWorld SURF</i>'s Chris Coté had in mind when the "Rail Of Death 2" was conceived. Cheyne Magnusson lipslide. Photo: jackenglish.com
Minus riding the trick out on a wave, this is exactly what Built To Shred's Jeff King and TransWorld SURF's Chris Coté had in mind when the "Rail Of Death 2" was conceived. Cheyne Magnusson lipslide. Photo: jackenglish.com
The rail was much easier (and way less intimidating) when the majority of it was underwater. Josh Sleigh sticks a 50/50. Photo: jackenglish.com
The rail was much easier (and way less intimidating) when the majority of it was underwater. Josh Sleigh sticks a 50/50. Photo: jackenglish.com
Ricky Whitlock ruins an otherwise flawless sunset... Photo: jackenglish.com
Ricky Whitlock ruins an otherwise flawless sunset. Photo: jackenglish.com
After a few dozen failed attempts, Ricky Whitlock 50/50s the rail. Photo: jackenglish.com
After a few dozen failed attempts, Ricky Whitlock 50/50s the rail. Photo: jackenglish.com
As the "Rail Of Death" was being broken down, the boys started using it a launch ramp. Cheyne Magnusson. Photo: jackenglish.com
As the "Rail Of Death" was being broken down, the boys started using it a launch ramp. Cheyne Magnusson. Photo: jackenglish.com
Some guys were made to huck themselves off rails and ramps, Justin Quirk is not one of those guys. Photo: jackenglish.com
Some guys were made to huck themselves off rails and ramps—Justin Quirk is not one of those guys. Photo: jackenglish.com
After nearly killing himself on the Rail Of Death, Josh Sleigh had a much easier time on the toned down version. Photo: jackenglish.com
After nearly killing himself on the Rail Of Death, Josh Sleigh had a much easier time on the toned down version. Photo: jackenglish.com

For the second time, TWS partners up with Jeff King from the Fuel TV show Built To Shred in an attempt to ride a rail in the surf. Sound crazy? It was. Tune in to Fuel TV starting Sunday at 10:30pm for the episode called “Surf Rail Of Death 2. For more info go to Built To Shred on Fuel TV.