I’ve tried on several occasions, and even with all my senses, I can’t go more than a couple feet on a skateboard without falling off. When I heard that someone was capable of skateboarding blind, I figured I was going to see someone blindfolded maneuvering through a course they were familiar with, but the video below is quite different than what I expected.

That’s right, this young man has been blind since he was young due to cancer of the retina, and learned to skateboard without the benefit of eyesight.

Tommy Carroll is awesome. His ability to “see” the environment by processing the sounds he hears? That’s Geektastic. Science is awesome!

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