“Wall of Death” – India


Racing along just feet from spectators and the floor on a rickety wooden ‘bowl’, daredevil performers defy the laws of gravity on motorbikes and in cars in Srinagar, Kashmir.

The dangerous stunts catapult the drivers into stardom at regular fairs in the northern region of India.

Using centrifugal force – or counter-centripetal to physicists – the cars and motorbikes are able to circle a 30ft vertical wall at high speed.

Traditionally the ‘cylinder’ in which the vehicles perform is made from wood, allowing for cheap repair but also making the feat that more dangerous due to the rickety nature of the track.

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