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Basem Wasef

Red Bull's Robbie Maddison Goes Airborne Again for New Year's Eve Stunt

By December 31, 2008

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Red Bull's Robbie Maddison Jumping a motorcycle When they're not churning out caffeine and taurine-laden energy drinks, Red Bull fuels ventures like their so-called 'Experiments,' among them Robbie Maddison's 322+ foot motorcycle jump and Ronnie Renner's world record-breaking quarterpipe air on a KTM.

Continuing their wild ways, Red Bull's organized two acts of insanity for New Year's Eve: Rhys Millen will attempt at the world's first successful backflip in a truck (a botched practice session left him with a broken back, but he's since recovered), and Robbie Maddison will leap over 100 feet onto the Arc de Triomphe at Paris Las Vegas before he-- in the words of one Red Bull exec-- "grabs a ton of brake." To see a close call of Maddo's practice session, check out this YouTube clip.

90 minutes of Red Bull's New Year. No Limits. madness begins tonight (New Year's Eve) on ESPN at 8:00 PM Pacific / 11:00 PM Eastern, right after the Chick-fil-a Bowl.


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January 1, 2009 at 10:54 am
(1) News Review says:

I’ve seen it and WOW!! Really amazing..!! Its indeed a jump that only Robbie Madison can perform.. Crazy jump but cool.. Great great landing.. So good that he completed the jump alive without any injuries.. Happy New Year Mr. Madison.. You really are a talent..

January 7, 2009 at 12:03 pm
(2) Peter says:

I don’t kmow………call me old fashioned, but motorcycles are for riding on the ground. If I want to fly, I’ll get a hang-glider, ultra-light, helicopter or airplane. I want the shiny side up, but not way up.

January 7, 2009 at 5:46 pm
(3) Damon says:

It is an incredible jump.

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