Maddo wouldn't want to jump on a wedge ramp, and he wouldn't want to jump onto such a flat landing ramp.
Those things aside, it's just a publicity stunt by Knievel. Totally out of character. It appears that he would wrangle the rules to eliminate any advantage that Maddison would have with superior skills, ramp shape and ramp size. Knievel could not and would not jump on Maddo's setup.
Maddo shouldn't give him the time of day.
That's the way the Knievels always did it. They didn't lift a finger to give another jumper any publicity.
The Eddie Kidd jump-off was just the kind of thing where there were two riders of similar skill, with limiting factors and a maximum 150 foot ramp gap.
Maddison's skills tower above Knievel's, and he really doesn't have to stoop to that level. If he does, he must really owe Robbie Knievel for something.
The whole thing reeks of "gimmick" to me. Words like "staged" and "carnival huckster" come to mind.
Maddison is the real deal, and doesn't need to waste his time and tarnish his reputation playing around with people who are known for con games.
: On his website, he formally announced a
: challenge to Maddo (on 8/13/09) that would
: be ramp-to-ramp like his contest with Eddie
: Best of 3, longest jump wins.
: I wonder if this will get any attention.
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