• Jan 3, 2008
As a proud owner of a hand-me-down Evel Knievel motorcycle toy, I've always wanted to attempt an outrageous motorcycle stunt. After watching Robbie Madison's ridiculous record-breaking 322-foot jump, I think I'll instead revert to my plan to bid on Evel's Wild Turkey cane when it hits eBay. The video available after the jump shows several terrific replays of Madison as he launched himself off a ramp New Year's Eve and rose 60 feet in the air before landing 107 yards away. Check out how Madison uses his rear brake to properly position his bike for landing. Good stuff, very good stuff. Madison's Vegas jump easily beat the previous Guinness World Record of 277 feet by Trigger Gumm. We'd have thought a guy named Trigger could out-jump anyone named Robbie, but we've been wrong before.

[Source: Metacafe]


Robbie Madison Breaks Record Motorcycle Jump, 322 Ft 7 Inches - video powered by Metacafe


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I was the toy designer who designed the cycle and launcher at Ideal Toy back in the 70s.........

      Some big deal, eh?

      Steve
        • 7 Years Ago
        Ha ha ha....

        I just turned 60 and designed so many toys in the 70s, 80s and 90s that I almost forgot how cool some of my old toys (from the 50s) were. They left an indelible mark on me and I have to remind myself that some of the toys I designed might have done the same to younger guys like you.

        Probably because our lives as kids were so good, at least, as we remember them......

        I also was in charge of GI Joe and Transformers at Hasbro back in the 80s, designed a bunch of those and am honored to have been sculpted as a GI Joe (Slipstream, pilot of the X30 jet)....if you can find an image of Slipstream on eBay, look at his face. That's me, big nose and moustache, all the way!

        Enjoy, man. Happy New Year!

        Steve
        • 7 Years Ago
        you>me
        that is a big deal man. bravo!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Are you being serious? At age 36, it's no longer a big deal, but when I was a kid, it was a VERY big deal. Think back to when you were a kid and got the greatest present ever invented. Yeah, that sums it up :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      What a beautiful jump.

      But wait, where are the comments about what an idiot he is?
        • 7 Years Ago
        There they are. ^

        Thanks AutoBlog! 5 out of the 6 video links after that video look like soft core pron. W00t!

        *fapfapfap*
        • 7 Years Ago
        >>american stupidity isn't amazing , it's just stupid ...

        Hey smart guy, he's Australian.
      • 7 Years Ago
      amazing...
        • 7 Years Ago
        american stupidity isn't amazing , it's just stupid ...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Sfera, there are videos floating around of Arabs drifting, losing control and hitting crowds of people. There are idiots everywhere, it's not exclusive.
      • 7 Years Ago
      toysbyus....you're my hero dude. I played with that toy more than any other growing up (now 42). It seems to come up every time me and my gear-head friends talk about toys. We all loved that thing and it was almost indestructible too. I planned to buy it this year for my nephew for Christmas but my wife bought him Rock'm Sock'm Robots (also a cool game). Next year, he's getting it though!

      Thank you for all that fun!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Amazing amazing jump. Bravo.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It was really cool. He was actually disappointed because he had made up to 350+ during practice sessions but the wind on New Year's was too high to replicate that success. I watched it live and swore that he would probably kill himself doing the jump but I guess I was wrong.
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