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.com

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.