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Robbie Maddison 320' plus jump!?

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    Robbie Maddison 320' plus jump!?


    Did anyone watch that shit tonight.

    I wasn't impressed. He did it on a CR500 and the landing ramp was huge. He did it in mememory of Evil Knievel. If he had done it Evil style he would have had a much smaller landing ramp, done it on a 600lb Harley, and would have been drinking whiskey before the jump. Granted the guy did go 320 plus feet but the "death" and "wow" factor just wasn't there.

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    Re: Robbie Maddison 320' plus jump!?

    agreed, it looked much to "safe" for entertainment purposes.

    did he go the same distance on the second jump?

    And IMO if you are going to do something that is supposed to be "monumental and spectacular" on New Years eve then why wouldn't you do it at the stroke of midnight?

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    Re: Robbie Maddison 320' plus jump!?

    Guys.... HE JUMPED A FUCKING FOOTBALL FIELD.... & not the short way!

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    Re: Robbie Maddison 320' plus jump!?

    i don't discount the fact that he jumped a long distance, the suspense and drama wasn't there for me, I can't even bunny hop my pedal bike so it is definitely impressive but still...

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    Re: Robbie Maddison 320' plus jump!?

    i've jumped 136 meters on skis (446ft)

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    Re: Robbie Maddison 320' plus jump!?

    For those that missed it...

    ESPN Video Beta

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    Re: Robbie Maddison 320' plus jump!?

    I thought it was pretty awesome! He was going farther in practice but the winds got to be too much. I'm pretty sure it was supposed to go off at midnight but the Bowl game went into O.T.

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    Re: Robbie Maddison 320' plus jump!?

    the referee girls were pretty spectacular

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    Re: Robbie Maddison 320' plus jump!?

    My girlfriend's response: "He didn't even do a trick."

    I agree. Great feat, but no WOW factor.

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    Re: Robbie Maddison 320' plus jump!?

    Call me crazy, but I find going 100mph, 60' up, and over 300' pretty entertaining and wow'ish.


    Maybe that's because I was just riding moto on Sunday and stoked on the 60' jumps I was clearing.

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    Re: Robbie Maddison 320' plus jump!?

    Meh. I jumped about 12' on my snow tube last weekend and it looked more exciting than that........still, 320' is 320' and that's about 300 times further than I'll ever jump.

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    Re: Robbie Maddison 320' plus jump!?

    Yeah, I'm with Alex. Despite the huge landing ramp the margin for error is really small (I'm no math geek). Check out "Hard Way" to see what happens when it goes wrong. Titanium is cool... just not in your forehead.

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    Re: Robbie Maddison 320' plus jump!?

    60 footers, ha Alex. I'm jealous. I just may have to go back to mototown this winter. It should be much more rideable on my KTM! Plus, I've gotten a lot of seat time this summer.

    btw, that jump was impressive. The run-up looked a little tight. He cam really close to that pole! The take off looked intense. Quite a few G's there trying to throw him off center. After that it was just a matter of keeping things flying right.

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    Re: Robbie Maddison 320' plus jump!?

    Yea I agree in thinking the take-off was probably mad sketchy. Hitting a ramp with that much pizzazz is just freaky. Crazy G's and then WHOOM you are skying. Yikes!

    And yea Paul you'll probably be ripping Mototown on a proper scoot now. Especially after seat time. About a month ago I went riding at least twice a week for almost 4 weeks. Made such a diff to be on the bike that much. There is a 70 footer at my local track that's next on the list. Don't know why I'm pussing out on it, all the chicks and little kids clear it

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    Re: Robbie Maddison 320' plus jump!?

    I have a hard time believing that you're bitching out on any gaps, Alex. Didn't you take the Imperial over the gap at Plattekill?

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