• Sep 9, 2010
Bad Habit breaks a world record – Click above for image gallery

You know what they say; if at first you crash your monster truck in the pursuit of a world record, try, try again. Joe Sylvester, the owner and driver of the Bad Habit monster truck, has officially nabbed the world record for flying contraptions of that variety, sailing 208 feet through the stratosphere before touching ground on the other side. After the truck went nose first into the dirt during a test jump, Sylvester and his team put in 17 hours worth of work a day until the rig was back together and operational.

On his second attempt, Sylvester hit the home-built ramp at 75 mph and landed 197 feet down range. On his second attempt, the Bad Habit truck made a pass at 79 mph and touched down after flying 208 feet through the air. The jump officially surpasses the former world record of 202 feet set by the infamous Big Foot. Hit the gallery for a look at the high-flying action.



[Source: Bad Habit]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I jump higher and farther than that when I piss my Wife off and she throws the ironing board at me...
      • 4 Years Ago
      why a record without a vid =/ and linkless source
      • 4 Years Ago
      So he was almost 100 feet short of Johnny Greaves' record for jumping a Pro 4 off road truck, and this is still a big deal?

      And as far as Monster Truck competition being "racing" and requiring "endurance"? Ummm... no. Strength, maybe. But nothing that lasts under a minute requires "endurance."
        • 4 Years Ago
        Who brought up endurance?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder whether the suspension can bear
        • 4 Years Ago
        Though funny... heh...

        Um help the guy out. Can't you see he's not from around here?

        Welcome to AB Asian Language Character Guy / Gal.....
        • 4 Years Ago
        what?!

        btw.. he would have been traveling through the troposphere and not the stratosphere! :P
      • 4 Years Ago
      Whoop-de-do(!). And this is, what, a 'sport'? And grown men are involved in it? Wow, what pride we - as Americans - can have in our automotive competition contributions to the world scene. They MUST be jealous, after all we've given them NASCAR and monster truck jumping. Like I say, 'Wow' . . .
        • 4 Years Ago
        If it's not a sport, then why aren't you doing it?

        This is as much a motorsport as any other motorsport in the world. You have to be physically fit to take the beating these guys take inside those trucks. Also, learning how to drive one of these isn't as easy as learning to drive a regular car.

        These trucks actually race. There's a starting line and a finish line. Whoever gets to the finish line first, wins. It was actually based on drag racing in its early days. It's grown into more of a rallycross-based event.
        • 4 Years Ago
        So there are other automotove driving events that are more than grown men and women drivng cars around?
      • 4 Years Ago
      How does one make money doing this? I figure it has got to be a rather expensive proposition, especially after a wreck. I mean how many sponsors can there actually be that want to support a jump like this??
        • 4 Years Ago
        Also, Elmo, Big Foot is now a Chevy- no longer a Ford.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, calm the frack down, because I was not talking about Monster Truck rallies.... I was talking about this ONE jump. Especially after his previous crash, this one-time spectacle has got to cost a pretty penny to put on.
      • 4 Years Ago
        • 4 Years Ago
        And how could that possibly be a problem, Nikescar?
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's scary to think that after my latest move across the country I live right next to the kind of people in that video *shudders*
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't see how that is longer than this?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJHvyUSNgRc&feature=related
      • 4 Years Ago
      Two second attempts?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Glad to see someone else read the article.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ugh, is that supposed to be an Escalade EXT? Look at the grille.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Are you saying it would be more 'legit' or have better 'street cred' if it had Silverado or Avalanche stickers on it? What does it really matter? That thing has nothing in common with any production truck - except maybe the basic engine design, and GM doesn't offer the big block anymore.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Almost as exiting as watching cars make left hand turns for three hours.....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Doesn't look too much like a truck to me.

      How about "longest jump by a specially built tubular framed vehicle with large tires"?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Looks as much like a truck as Nascar stock cars look like stock cars.
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