It's a stunt almost unimaginable in its utter recklessness, of a couch tied to a truck, and then guys jump on and hold on for dear life as the truck takes off. It's a dangerous activity sweeping the internet.
Thompson said "It never ended good. Every time we did it there was a crash."
In one of the videos, couches break apart with riders on board. At times, they are riding on public streets - other times on a course with jumps. Wherever they do it, it's outrageously dangerous.
Thompson came to realize that couch surfing was a recipe for disaster. But it took a serious injury to convince Osborne.
Osborne said, "There was a good 100 plus breaks in it [my arm]."
Thompson's wife, Whitney, can't believe it when she watches video of his time as a couch surfer. Whitney said, "It makes my stomach turn to see those crashes."