• Dec 15, 2009
Travis Pastrana's practice jump - Click above to watch the video after the break

This is what we mean when we say Travis Pastrana is insane. Generally, whenever the world sees a ridiculous freestyle dirtbike or automobile trick, it goes off without a hitch. It almost seems like a foregone conclusion that the rider is going to execute a perfect jump or flip, wave to the cameras and hug his significant others. There's a reason for that...

That reason? In a word: Practice. Yes, just like your first grade teacher drilled into you decades ago, practice makes perfect. Usually. As you'll see in the video after the break, practice sessions are just as dangerous and death-defying as the actual stunts themselves. In fact, sometimes even more so.

For this particular feat of craziness, Pastrana is actually planning to jump off a ramp at the end of a pier over 250 feet of water to a waiting barge as part of a New Year's celebration. Assuming practice sessions indicate that it's possible... which, well, just hit the jump to watch the video.

[Source: YouTube via Auto-Focus.us]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      +1 on the fake. In the picture above I don't see transmission, axels, exhaust, diffs, that normally would be in place... just a car shell flying trough the air..
        • 5 Years Ago
        you're retarded aren't you? if its just a shell, then how the hell did the car fly 250+ft. WITHOUT ANY POWER?! plus, you're looking at a damn picture that is dark and isn't even a high resolution picture. i can't even see what the car has or doesn't have let alone what you listed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like the bar has been raised by Johnny Greaves new WORLD RECORD of 301 feet jump in a Pro-2 Truck. Check it: http://race-dezert.com/home/johnny-greaves-sets-a-world-record-by-jumping-a-torc-pro-2wd-truck-301-feet-4375.html
      • 5 Years Ago
      STUPID.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Fake or not, that was pretty impressive. I don't think I would have the guts to do the same thing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      wow really? I'd like to see the crash?
      • 5 Years Ago
      These guys are nuts IMO. Makes for great videos though!
      • 5 Years Ago
      @1:24 you can see that the car is a shell with no motor in it
      • 5 Years Ago
      That was the longest RedBull commercial I've ever seen
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh wow i wonder if he is still practicing, thats at the track in Lake elsinore a few miles away from me. Gonna go check it out today.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Sparkles

        Most likely done to hide modifications from the public. It isn't that out of the ordinary.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Subaru decal on the rear bumper must have come off in the crash too!
        Funny how its on the car on the first few shots, but it's missing on the shots of the "damaged" car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So you guys are calling fake because they don't show the crash, but then agree that it's just PR hype... That's kind of the definition of PR and marketing. Why show you everything you want to see now? The whole point is to get you to watch the jump at New Year's. I'm guessing once the real jump takes place, you'll get a chance to see the practice jumps.

      And until you can pull off (or not) a jump of that magnitude, pipe down.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Subaru decal on the rear bumper must have come off in the crash too!
      Funny how its on the car on the first few shots, but it's missing on the shots of the "damaged" car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Fake? You people are a little on the slow side huh?

      It's obvious this is just a teaser for the real event. All will be revealed and you will feel as dumb as I think you are.
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