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Did Pastrana "Give it away"?
Posted by Greg on January 1, 2009, 10:08 am
The whole "New Years Eve No Limits" event was pretty entertaining, but during the "pre-hype" for Maddos' jump while being interviewed, Travis Pastrana said Maddos' take off ramp was 50' high. If anything, his figure was the closest to the actual height. Everyone else kept saying a 35' high takeoff ramp, but every shot of it alongside the landing ramp made the two look the same height. In the "practice" videos he released there was definitely a 15'-20' difference between the takeoff and landing ramps and that setup went all the way to the ground. The fact that his runup in Vegas was elevated wouldn't have changed the difference in heights of the two ramps relative to each other because the landing ramp was also elevated. All in all it was a pretty spectacular event, but if the takeoff ramp was 35' tall those are some pretty "Knievel-like" measurements!
P.S. Was it just me or did other guys cringe when they gave the rundown of all the injuries Maddo suffered and they said "torn scrotum". Ouch! Those are two words that should never be mentioned together in the same sentence! They spent the evening hyping the danger of the jump and even showed some cgi "scenarios" of what could go wrong, but I'm sure glad they left out "cgi-ing" possible injury scenarios for the dudes' "beanbag"!
- Did Pastrana "Give it away"? - Greg January 1, 2009, 10:08 am
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