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post #1 of 31 Old 01-01-2008, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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New world record jump

Anybody watch this last night? It was pretty cool to watch him control the pitch of the bike by locking the rear wheel while it was in the air. Jumped it once, then jumped it again. The length of a football field.

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The dude is good, about the best I've ever seen.
Although I think the most dangerous part of the whole stunt was passing that concrete pillar at about 50mph on his run up to the jump.
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The dude is good, about the best I've ever seen.
Although I think the most dangerous part of the whole stunt was passing that concrete pillar at about 50mph on his run up to the jump.
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I was thinking the same thing... they can't get him a clearer run up? Seemed to casually turn past that thing!

Why not jump the fountains at Ceasars?

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This reminds me of the biggest jump I ever took with a dirtbike... I know how this guy felt. It was one of the scariest things I've ever done. Was about 8 ft 7 inches ... another 7 inches were in my shorts when the landing was squirrelly. 322ft... This guy is nuts.

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Cool that he dedicated it to Evel

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The dude is good, about the best I've ever seen.
Although I think the most dangerous part of the whole stunt was passing that concrete pillar at about 50mph on his run up to the jump.
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Man that guy was cookin' when he hit that ramp! 50MPH? It looked to me he was going a bit faster than that.

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They said he had to be above 90 at the ramp. He had to take a hard left at the start around a concrete pillar and a concrete barrier wall. After that, straight run with little traction to the ramp. He was hauling.

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Would of been a bummer if his tire whipped out during that pillar pass.

Congrats to him. He just raised the bar for Robbie Knievel.

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As someone who has jumped close to 150' before I can't imagine going over 300'. He almost had time for an in-flight movie. Trigger Gumm will now be shooting for that distance.

Congrats to him. He just raised the bar for Robbie Knievel.



Robbie Knieval is a joke in this sport. Worst body positioning and control I have ever seen on a dirtbike. Every jump he is stiff as a board and looking like he is going to loop out.

Why not jump the fountains at Ceasars?
It's ne where near 300', closer to 200' if that. Plus Mike Metzger has already done a backflip over them.

Anybody watch this last night? It was pretty cool to watch him control the pitch of the bike by locking the rear wheel while it was in the air. Jumped it once, then jumped it again. The length of a football field.


Also blipping the throttle will bring the front up. You can really manuever the bike quite a bit in the air.

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All valid opinions.


But...

DAMN!

That's all I can say about that



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The sponsors should pay him a ton of dough. Wonder how low the odds of making it and WALKING away? How about twice?
Did you notice his front wheel was dropping. At that distance the aerodynamics are critical and noticed his supermoto didn't have any fairing...or would that turn him into a lawn dart?

Way over the top. Thanks for sharing!

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That was crazy!

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Did you notice his front wheel was dropping. At that distance the aerodynamics are critical and noticed his supermoto didn't have any fairing...or would that turn him into a lawn dart?

Way over the top. Thanks for sharing!
It was broadcast on ESPN in HD. They showed several high speed camera shots of the jumps. The front end dip was intentional by him. He locked the rear brake and you could see the front end drop.

I don't think he wanted any fairings. The cross/headwind was terrible, about 20 MPH. With fairings the bike would have become a kite. He probably would have ended up in the cheap seats.

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I got to watch the jump and didn't realize how much he could control the bike by bliping the throttle or hitting the brake.

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Holy crap that was crazy!! He had that thing geared wayyyyy down to reach those speeds.

It's common (ask Moto) to change the balance of a bike by tapping the rear brake/using the throttle mid air for jumps, it sets you up for table tops ect. It's kind of like a gyro effect in that when you tap or lock the rear brake the front end will dip, lock it too long and your in deep sh#t though.




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I got to watch the jump and didn't realize how much he could control the bike by bliping the throttle or hitting the brake.

I've raced motocross for over half my life. Their are some obstacles on supercross tracks that need different techniques to be cleared, seat bouncing coming out of a corner, or just being on the gas if the run is very short. For any experienced motocrosser is just reflex to blip the throttle, or tap the rear brake in the air, without even thinking about it.

In motocross there is what is called the panic rev. Go to a race and you will hear it throughout the day. Its when endoing off of a jump and you rev the bike wide open, usually off of the limited, in a panic to get the front of the bike up.

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The sponsors should pay him a ton of dough. Wonder how low the odds of making it and WALKING away? How about twice?
Did you notice his front wheel was dropping. At that distance the aerodynamics are critical and noticed his supermoto didn't have any fairing...or would that turn him into a lawn dart?

Way over the top. Thanks for sharing!
Dream, remember, this is not the old Evil Kneival days of jumping a 400lb Harley. He was clearing 350' ealrier in the day with warmup runs. A jumper's worst enemy is wind. They start the day off with the ramp closer, and move it back. They also know with no wind the distance they will go with the elevation of the ramp at a certain speed. And being a metal ramp there is no variable in the takeoff. Its a very calculated sport, again not the hold on for dear life Kneival jumps.

On a calm day he could hit that jump over and over. His biggest problem would be windgusts, or trying to over-compensate for the wind and over jumping.

I remember a few years ago riding on an extremely windy day at a SX track in Orlando. There was about a 100' triple on the track, that we were jumping into the wind, and I was having to hit it a full gear higher to clear it.

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Moto...he jumps bones.

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Moto...he jumps bones.

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I got to see the jump set up in Las Vegas and the thing was monsterous. Would have loved to watch it but I could hardly touch one hand to the other it was so crowded.

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I just found out that guy is a local boy. He's from San Clemente, Ca.

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he's actually Austrailian...

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Yes. But from what I've been told, he now lives in San Clemente California.

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It was broadcast on ESPN in HD. They showed several high speed camera shots of the jumps. The front end dip was intentional by him. He locked the rear brake and you could see the front end drop.

I don't think he wanted any fairings. The cross/headwind was terrible, about 20 MPH. With fairings the bike would have become a kite. He probably would have ended up in the cheap seats.
Thank you for the clarifications! That guy is sooo nutz, but am so impressed he needs a wheelbarrel to carry them!

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Dream, remember, this is not the old Evil Kneival days of jumping a 400lb Harley. He was clearing 350' ealrier in the day with warmup runs. A jumper's worst enemy is wind. They start the day off with the ramp closer, and move it back. They also know with no wind the distance they will go with the elevation of the ramp at a certain speed. And being a metal ramp there is no variable in the takeoff. Its a very calculated sport, again not the hold on for dear life Kneival jumps.

On a calm day he could hit that jump over and over. His biggest problem would be windgusts, or trying to over-compensate for the wind and over jumping.

I remember a few years ago riding on an extremely windy day at a SX track in Orlando. There was about a 100' triple on the track, that we were jumping into the wind, and I was having to hit it a full gear higher to clear it.
Yeah the wind must be such a wild card, since they can't fill the stands on a no wind schedule. Thank you for your expert insight! I get tense on my FSMB off minor Utah slickrock drops, so can't imagine even 100'! So 320' looks like a CGI trick! I hope he retires healthy.

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Yeah the wind must be such a wild card, since they can't fill the stands on a no wind schedule.
and that 2nd jump had him landing very wide to his left, the marker crew even ran for cover when they saw him coming in.

IT was indeed impressive.

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He admitted three recent landings he nearly muffed the landings. Quite retro gear as his leathers don't look padded and no back protector! He's outdone every jump his dad did except snake river, so please retire.

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Snake River. Go for it.

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Snake River. Go for it.
They could extend the jump/landing into the canyon to make it possible...
If he attempts it, he's just a media-ho with a hatred for living.

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It's only a quarter mile or so. Heck-this guy's gonna do it in a limo.
http://jalopnik.com/335788/daredevil...jump-in-a-limo

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