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How to Ghost-Ride the Whip

Feeling adventurous? Try ghost-riding the whip, the Oakland-based craze where you dance alongside or even on a moving car.


  • TIP: If you’re a particularly daring ghost-rider, dance on the vehicle's hood.
  • Step 1: Had enough ghost-riding? Get back in and close the door. Then, take hold of the wheel, step on the gas, and drive away.
  • FACT: In hyphy slang, oversized sunglasses are referred to as "stunna shades."
  • Step 2: Get ready to ghost ride! Open the door and step out of the moving vehicle. Dance to the blasting music, keeping pace alongside your car.
  • TIP: In manual transmission vehicles, downshift to 1st gear to cruise the car at the correct speed.
  • Step 3: Drive your whip, or vehicle, to an area far from other cars, trees, or large obstacles. Once you're in the clear, start cruising at about 15 miles per hour.
  • Step 4: Turn up your car's stereo and blast hyphy music, up-tempo hip-hop from the Bay Area with loud bass and blaring synthesizers that’ll amp you up.
  • Step 5: Make sure there are no turns or obstacles ahead. Then, take your foot off the gas; let the car slow down on its own until it cruises at about 5 to 10 miles per hour.
  • : Leaving or entering a moving vehicle is extremely dangerous. Do not try this at home.

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