YouTube right now! Boris, the incredible Russian rollerblader

This middle-aged rollerblader shows the kids how it’s done.


Kris Holt


Published Feb 10, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 9:34 pm CDT

In YouTube Right Now, the Daily Dot looks at videos that catch our eyes, push our buttons, and move our dials—and that you’ve just got to watch. Right now!

In Soviet Russia, slightly older dudes can school you on rollerblades.

“Russian Old Man Showing Off Some Serious Skills,” a video that’s gaining popularity on the Web, showcases a gentleman who must be at least in his late 40s and is clearly not content to take things easy in his spare time.

This incredible rollerblader named Boris can bob and weave with the greatest of ease. In the video—which is from 2009 but is currently burning up on Reddit—he traverses a line of cones in style, with seemingly little effort.

Just when you think you’ve been seriously impressed by his rollerblading skills, he has one last trick up his sleeve when he reaches the end of the cones. It’s great stuff, and redditors agree.

“So much grace. Flawless, just dances on down with no hesitation,” wrote BeasTea.

“Wow. Mad skills,” no1113 added.

Boris better watch out, though. The young guns are coming for him.

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*First Published: Feb 10, 2012, 3:48 pm CST