From what I know, the Arc de Triomphe is 96 feet tall. Right?
Maddison practiced stepping up to 96 feet high, and dropping off 96 feet high.
What concerns me is that the landing ramp and the launch ramp are 8 feet above the ground or thereabouts.
That being the case, that shortens the working height he's stepping up and dropping off to.
However, if they were calculating the jump based on the eight-foot-elevated ramps being 96 feet high, then the Arc de Triomphe is more like 104 feet high. But that's not what was said from the beginning. From the beginning, they said the Arc de Triomphe is 96 feet high.
Which is the case? Is it 96 feet high? If the Arc de Triomphe is 96 feet high from the ground, then the elevated platforms upon which the launch ramp and the landing ramp are mounted must be 88 feet relative to the rooftop, and 90 feet to the platform they built on top.
We can't count the in-run platform height when the whole launch ramp is on top of it. That platform shortens the height of the jump by about eight feet.
Similarly, we can't count any vertical drop beyond the distance between the top of the platform on top of the Arc de Triomphe and the platform upon which the landing ramp sits, which would be 90 feet.
I'm told that they shortened the landing ramp's height since that picture was taken, but Maddo was landing at the bottom of the landing ramp in practice, so he probably didn't need all that landing ramp anyway.
Maddo isn't nervous about the step-up, but he's nervous about the dropoff.
What makes me nervous about it is if he practiced at 96 feet, and now the landing ramp is sitting on a scaffold platform 90 feet down. If they didn't change the ramp gap, his distance could be off.
He doesn't want to suck ramp on the way down, so he's not about to come up short and land at the top.
If he practiced at a higher height, he's used to landing in a certain spot. He remembers what he did at that height. To lower the height, shrink the landing ramp and keep the same ramp gap, it's a gamble. I can imagine why he's nervous about the dropoff.
Stepping up to the top of the Arc de Triomphe, he can't just ride off the back side of it. There's a 10 foot wall/net and Porta-Pits to catch him there, and about a six foot wall on the right side.
Everything on location looks different from the practice location, and it looks higher from the rooftop of the Arc de Triomphe looking down. From the ground looking up, it looks shorter.
I was wrong about the direction of travel. He is stepping up West to East, and dropping off East to West. Everything is between Las Vegas Blvd. and the Arc de Triomphe, about 265 feet of in-run.
: Man, I HATE to have to bring this up, but
: facts are facts and I like to keep the facts
: Maddison's launch ramp is 30 feet tall.
: Using that as a gauge, YOU TELL ME how tall
: the Arc de Triomphe is.
: If the Arc de Triomphe is 96 feet tall, it
: should be more than three times as high as
: the 30 foot high launch ramp. Keep that in
: Look at this picture very carefully, and
: using the ramp on the right as a gauge
: representing 30 feet tall, determine the
: height of the Arc de Triomphe to the best of
: your ability, and then take the poll. Keep
: in mind that the ramp is elevated above
: ground level about 8 feet or so. Here is the
: Feel free to leave any comments that pertain
: to the height of the Arc de Triomphe below.