Motorcyclist Makes World Record Leap from Unlikely Place
Some folks see a ski jump and think alpine bliss (or the iconic opening of ABC’s Wide World of Sports if you’re of a certain age). Legendary motorcyclist Robbie “Maddo” Maddison sees the inspiration for a world record leap. Billed as the modern-day Evel Knievel, Maddison headed over to the Utah Olympic Park, rode the luge course, and then headed to the top of the K120 Nordic Ski jump. And then he launched his way into the record book. RELATED: See Photos of Evel Knievel’s Harley Davidson Trike
Maddison hit 71 mph when he launched himself 374 feet. He then dropped 185 feet (the equivalent of more than 18 stories for chrissake) and then nailed a perfect landing. On a motorcycle. Effortlessly.
As his own bio points out, Maddison is a man who likes a challenge. He backflipped over the opened Tower Bridge in London, leapt over 300 feet across the Corinth Canal and most recently jumped close to 400 feet over the San Diego Harbor with friend Levi Lavallee on a snowmobile next to him.
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The ski jump video is part of a promotion in conjunction with the audio company SkullCandy. It gives a behind-the-scenes look at the recently released full-length documentary film "On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter." Maddison is one of the featured stars.
Early reviews have been pretty strong for “Any Sunday.” Check out its website for a theater near you and to see the trailer.
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