Robbie Madison Jumps Arc de Triomphe Replica In Las Vegas On A Motorcycle

Robbie Maddison Ended 2008 In The Best Possible Way... For An Insane Person.

1/1/09 in X Games   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

When I first watched this clip of Robbie Maddison jumping a Las Vegas replica of the french Arc de Triomphe monument, I wasn't terribly impressed. The ramp looked like it went almost all the way up to the top of the monument, and his actual hang time didn't look that great.

Then I watched his descent. That's probably the freakiest part of the whole thing. Don't bother reading what I think about it. Just watch for yourself. It's seriously insane.

Video H/T: [ESPN]
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1/5/09   |   tnuts900

 that wasnt so great.... ... it was just dropping off the building on a ramp..... any motocross rider can do that perfectly 9 out of 10 times. The up part took more skill than  the down part.

1/1/09   |   Toejam   |   22 respect

there was a guy who was gonna do a jump with a truck on the same show. did he make his jump ok?

1/1/09   |   Scott   |   53962 respect

We were watching this last night and I got to agree, the going up part wasnt nearly as impressive as the coming down.  I know I would've been s******* down both legs had I been making that drop

1/1/09   |   number1cubfan

Did you see what he did last year? HE JUMPED A FOOTBALL FIELD!!! lol

1/1/09   |   huskerdoug2009   |   2790 respect

If he was as scared as his "shaking" fiance was when I saw her, then he must have been white as a ghost underneath his outfit.  The going up part wouldn't be as the coming back down part for me.

1/1/09   |   brianmc0331   |   10 respect

(Edited by brianmc0331)

word is.... it took the jaws of life to pry his seat out of his a$$

1/1/09   |   kteacher   |   34390 respect

That guy and guys like him are NUTS!-------

1/1/09   |   RichmondSpider

Talk about "pucker factor" - I wouldn't be able to s*** for a week after that.

1/1/09   |   Variant   |   1 respect