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Reply Fri 2 Jan, 2009 07:10 am
Can't believe I've not seen any discussion on a2k on this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa55PUwo00E

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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jan, 2009 12:32 pm
That's insane!

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Speeding down the strip outside Paris Las Vegas casino at 90kmh, he launched his Yamaha motocross bike up a giant ramp, flew 37 metres through the air and landed on top of a replica of the Arc de Triomphe.

The stunt was equivalent to jumping on a 10-storey apartment building.

After landing safely, the 27-year-old showman from the Kiama in NSW performed one last death-defying stunt, dropping off the Arc de Triomphe and free-falling to a landing ramp below.

It was a flawless stunt watched by tens of million TV and internet viewers around the world.

"It's definitely a milestone in my life to overcome the fear I had," a jubilant Maddison, whose left hand was dripping with blood after the freefall impact, said.

"The hand kills. I think I broke it."


http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/robbie-maddison-completes-vegas-jump/2009/01/01/1230681649061.html
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jan, 2009 04:10 pm
Wow. I saw some of the hype for this on TV, but missed the actual stunt.

Lots of math at work there.
gungasnake
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jan, 2009 04:37 pm
@McGentrix,
Absolutely. 40 Years ago nobody had the computers, the math, or the motorcycles to do something like that.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jan, 2009 06:58 pm
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40 Years ago nobody had the computers, the math, or the motorcycles to do something like that.
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This was a mere ballistics problem that was aided by the abiulity to rapidly discretize the functions. Now, the moptorcycle, Im sure youre right, but weve had the math for quite a while.
gungasnake
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jan, 2009 09:44 pm
@farmerman,
I'm assuming that you'd have to take air resistance into account on this one; I could be wrong, but you'd want to be very precise and this one was picture perfect.
OGIONIK
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jan, 2009 10:30 pm
@gungasnake,
i was there, welcome to new years eve las vegas style.

gungasnake
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jan, 2009 10:52 pm
@OGIONIK,
Get any sort of a look at the bike??
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