Robbie Maddison’s New Year’s Eve Jump

I love this sort of thing, crazy stunts involving powered vehicles. Surprisingly, the rest of my family including E and Iz also like this as a (new) Near Year’s Eve tradition. Red Bull sponsors it and ESPN has broadcast (is that the past tense?) it for two years in a row. We were riveted by Robbie Maddison’s amazing attempt to jump up ONTO the Arc de Triumph (in “Paris Las Vegas,” I giggled everytime they said that) and then to jump OFF of it, with a 60 foot freefall before hitting the ramp. So many things could have gone wrong. Breathtaking.

Check out the video below.


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