When we came across this throwback gem recently we had a dilemma: was it too rad to resurrect from the bowels of the Internet? The answer is clearly yes. Freestyle canoeing is already amazing, but throw in a mask, add little Phantom of the Opera and prepare to have your mind blown.

But of course, we can’t take credit for rediscovering this clip. Back when Stephen Colbert was at The Colbert Report, he revived the sport of freestyle canoeing in all of its “high-octane, man-versus-nature-versus-show-tunes-versus-human-attention-span action,” and added a word or two about the Phantom himself. Skip to 4:10.

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