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A snowboarder and a rally driver teamed up for some desert antics

A couple of the world’s top athletes in extreme sports brought an adjusted snowboard and a Mini Dakar to the majestic deserts of the United Arab Emirates.

 

Kuba Przygoński, one of the top Polish rally racers, joined forces with snowboarder Wojtek “Gniazdo” Pawlusiak for a freestyle collaboration in a rather unlikely spot. The pair joined forces for some high jinks in the UAE desert, where Gniazdo’s crazy jumps and descent through the dunes combined with the Mini Cooper Dakar’s amazing skill in crossing the difficult terrain, makes for a bit of a breathtaking video.

A snowbaorder and rally racer took to the UAE sand dunes
A snowbaorder and rally racer took to the UAE sand dunes Image by Screengrab Youtube

Sponsored by Redbull, it demonstrates the best of freestyle sports with one of the most incredible places on earth. The UAE stretches on towards  Saudi Arabia’s Rub al-Khali, one of the greatest expanses of rolling sand dunes in the Middle East.