Originally train surfing appeared in Indonesia and South Africa and was considered rather a means of transport than a kind of extreme sport: due to high density of population local trains could not accommodate enough people so passengers not lucky enough to get inside had to climb out to the side or top of the train. Now it is popular among adventure lovers from around the globe even though it is forbidden in most civilized countries because of the high risk of injury or death. Surfers usually hop on the top of train cars or subway trains and try to keep their balance as long as possible: the challenge is to remain on feet on the highest possible speed.
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The name for this so-called sport was borrowed from the famous Limbo Dance – competition in which you have to walk under a horizontal pole: the challenge is to never touch a pole as it gets lower and lower with every round. As one can guess, limbo skating suggests riding under the nominal pole (which can be any kind of an obstacle of extremely low height) on roller skates. Some professionals are so good at this kind of activity that they manage to pass under the cars with their legs spread into full split, their upper body leaned forward and face almost touching the ground.