Earlier this year, we received a dramatic photo of a skateboarder jumping over the tracks at the 145th Street stop in Harlem. This photo, shot by Allen Ying, came from a video shoot for MandibleClaw (aka director Colin Read). His video, "Tengu: God of Mischief," is now available to order—and someone has already uploaded a full gif of the daring subway ollie, which you can see below.
Read wrote previously about the shoot, "We waited till about 5 a.m. to get this trick but it was worth it. I wasn’t sure [skateboarder] Koki was going to do it when we went down, but after a few run ups he landed it first try." You can see two trailers for the video below, including one in which Koki wipes out while trying to do the jump (skip to :24 in the first video).
Adding to the danger of the already wildly dangerous shoot, Koki was jumping TOWARD the third rail. "People online have been saying he should've come from the other side, so he wasn't going toward the third rail, but it would have been impossible," Ying explained to Daily Intel. "We had scouted the subway pretty well. This spot is probably the only one where that was doable."
According to the NYC Transit Rules of Conduct, it's a violation just to STAND on a skateboard on the subway. And considering the rather frequent subway fatalities, we wouldn't recommend any amateur skateboarders try this out anytime soon. But if you want one more taste of "Tengu," check out ManibleClaw's previous subway skateboarding video from 2011.