Alex Harvill Attempting Distance Record Jump

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4/22/2017 5:54 AM

Looks like Alex Harvill will be attempting to break Robbie Maddison's distance record jump (ramp to ramp) and he will be doing so on May 7th at the Talladega NASCAR event.

Scheduled to happen just before the race gets started and will be televised on FOX.

He's already has a couple distance records and says that his personal best is currently 425ft however I believe that was from ramp to dirt. He says he wants to go over the 400ft mark and believes that he can replicate the jump even though it'll be ramp to ramp.

I'll definitely tune in to watch it go down.

Good luck to him.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nascar/2017/04/20/alex-harvill-monster-energy-plans-world-record-motorcycle-jump-talladega/100707168/

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

4/22/2017 5:57 AM

Good golly, that's insane. Huge balls. Huuuuge balls. Hope he does it

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4/22/2017 6:08 AM

Article says he needs to hit the ramp at 106 mph.

That's fucking insane.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

4/22/2017 6:24 AM

That's far enough to dam near jump a football field and out of the stadium. Crazy.

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4/22/2017 7:42 AM

That is crazy. Good luck to him on a successful jump and hopefully a record.

Honestly never thought 400' would be possible considering how big a deal they made out of 300' and how crazy that was.

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4/22/2017 7:46 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/22/2017 7:47 AM

Monster trying to move in on some Red Bull action! Good move but NASCAR fans will be disappointed going to a sx after seeing that jump. They will think sx riders are sissys

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4/22/2017 7:54 AM

Yeah it says "Two steel ramps, 26 feet high and 30 feet wide, will be positioned for the jump in the infield". Obviously his take off ramp is not 30 feet wide, so I took that to mean that USA Today was maybe a little confused, and that they are building two 30 foot wide structures that will be connected as the landing ramp.

30 feet of landing area is even scarier. At 425 feet, with a 30 foot wide landing area, if your heading is off by 2.0214 degrees when you leave the takeoff, you hit the side of your landing ramp. This is an insanely narrow window.

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4/22/2017 8:08 AM

It won't let me read it on the computer either but it will on my phone. But the article does clearly say two ramps 30 feet wide and his take off is definitely not 30 feet wide. I have to think there's no way that he's jumping that far to a 30 foot wide landing. That's insane.

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4/22/2017 8:39 AM

I doubt that he would attempt a jump of that distance to land on a 30 foot wide landing. It has to be two 30 foot wide ramps set next to one another.

30 feet wide isn't all that much. A gust of wind sideways and I think he could totally miss the landing.

Maddison's record jump was ramp to dirt and his is ramp to ramp. Maddison's was on a 500 two stroke and Harvill looks like he's on a 450. How can they make a 450 reach speeds of 110 mph? That's 177 km/h. Let me tell you I've been over 200 km/h before albeit on a snowmobile and not a bike but seeing the ground and trees go by at those speeds it's fast. I couldn't even imagine going that fast and hitting a ramp let alone flying over 400 feet and sticking the landing.

It's sad to say but eventually it won't end so well for one of those guys. If you've seen the movie Seth The Hard Way it's suprising it hasn't already happened. Seth's jump went way wrong and if I remember correctly that was just over half the distance Harvill is attempting.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

4/22/2017 10:19 AM

Here's Robbie Maddison's 351 feet record jump. Alex Harvill will need to go 74 feet longer to achieve his goal of 425 feet.



Robbie's football field jump.



Ryan Capes near 400 feet jump.



And does anyone know whatever happened to this guy? Seems like he had balls. Just stepped away from the sport?

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

4/22/2017 10:34 AM

That is huge. I don't do freestyle but had the chance to buy a ramp off the Nitro Circus and it is pretty fun. We just put it next to a big double and hit it every few laps as an alternative line. It doesn't take much throttle to lauch big off of them. I couldn't imagine hitting my ramp pinned.
Getting mine blasted, etched and painted this coming week.

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I don't have to be as smart as you hope to be some day anymore. wink

4/22/2017 10:41 AM

FLmxer wrote:

That is huge. I don't do freestyle but had the chance to buy a ramp off the Nitro Circus and it is pretty fun. We just put it ...more

I want to hit a ramp so badly. Planning on it this year.

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Osama Bin Mixin - Head of the 2-stroke Taliban

4/22/2017 11:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/22/2017 12:14 PM

FLmxer wrote:

That is huge. I don't do freestyle but had the chance to buy a ramp off the Nitro Circus and it is pretty fun. We just put it ...more

JW381 wrote:

I want to hit a ramp so badly. Planning on it this year.

I would take it slow. Move the ramp close to get the feel and slide it back 5 feet after every 20 jumps. It can be done safely. Before you know it you will be at 75ft no problem

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4/22/2017 1:31 PM

He overjumped practicing and broke his heel.

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4/22/2017 2:19 PM

Harvill has already jumped 425ft back in 2012. It was ramp to dirt. So I guess this is the ramp to ramp world record. Plus he might beat 425.

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4/22/2017 2:37 PM

FLmxer wrote:

That is huge. I don't do freestyle but had the chance to buy a ramp off the Nitro Circus and it is pretty fun. We just put it ...more

JW381 wrote:

I want to hit a ramp so badly. Planning on it this year.

JohnnyD13 wrote:

I would take it slow. Move the ramp close to get the feel and slide it back 5 feet after every 20 jumps. It can be done ...more

Yup, that's what I was thinkin too cool

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Osama Bin Mixin - Head of the 2-stroke Taliban

4/22/2017 2:48 PM

Little OT but Toes MX Park was the best goddamn moto track that I have ever ridden. The fact that there were multiple distance jump world records broken there just adds its legendary status. Place deserved a national. Rest in damn peace Toes.

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4/23/2017 7:02 AM

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4/23/2017 8:26 AM

Skerby wrote:

Little OT but Toes MX Park was the best goddamn moto track that I have ever ridden. The fact that there were multiple distance ...more

Lord almighty the dirty things I would do to ride toes or alderdale again

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4/24/2017 6:09 AM

toes wrote:

He overjumped practicing and broke his heel.

So are you saying he won't be doing the Talladega jump? Or was this a previous injury?

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4/24/2017 6:47 AM

toes wrote:

He overjumped practicing and broke his heel.

mjr119 wrote:

So are you saying he won't be doing the Talladega jump? Or was this a previous injury?

I heard he over jumped in this wknds practice and basically a tail wind sent him to flat. Broke his heel so I doubt he can jump next wknd

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4/24/2017 7:24 AM

toes wrote:

He overjumped practicing and broke his heel.

mjr119 wrote:

So are you saying he won't be doing the Talladega jump? Or was this a previous injury?

TJ 755 wrote:

I heard he over jumped in this wknds practice and basically a tail wind sent him to flat. Broke his heel so I doubt he can ...more

What in the hell is a practice run? If he just sent it and landed, how is that not the world record? Just because it wasn't part of the hyped up Monster show doesn't mean it doesn't count.

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4/24/2017 7:35 AM

mjr119 wrote:

So are you saying he won't be doing the Talladega jump? Or was this a previous injury?

TJ 755 wrote:

I heard he over jumped in this wknds practice and basically a tail wind sent him to flat. Broke his heel so I doubt he can ...more

tcallahan707 wrote:

What in the hell is a practice run? If he just sent it and landed, how is that not the world record? Just because it wasn't ...more

Well he already has the world record ( for Distance, no matter what kind of ramp or landing), at 425ft. Which he jumped at Toe's MX park back in 2012.

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4/24/2017 7:47 AM


If I was doing ramp-to-ramp Id get ride of them knobbys and get something with grip.
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"We don't rent pigs."

4/24/2017 8:02 AM

TJ 755 wrote:

I heard he over jumped in this wknds practice and basically a tail wind sent him to flat. Broke his heel so I doubt he can ...more

tcallahan707 wrote:

What in the hell is a practice run? If he just sent it and landed, how is that not the world record? Just because it wasn't ...more

mjr119 wrote:

Well he already has the world record ( for Distance, no matter what kind of ramp or landing), at 425ft. Which he jumped at ...more

A Guinness official has to verify for it to be considered an official world record. So at things like this, there has to be someone on-site to take measurements and authorize it.

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4/24/2017 8:24 AM

I'd send it laughing

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4/24/2017 8:27 AM

tcallahan707 wrote:

What in the hell is a practice run? If he just sent it and landed, how is that not the world record? Just because it wasn't ...more

mjr119 wrote:

Well he already has the world record ( for Distance, no matter what kind of ramp or landing), at 425ft. Which he jumped at ...more

cmarona463 wrote:

A Guinness official has to verify for it to be considered an official world record. So at things like this, there has to be ...more

He did it. That's all that matters in MY book. haha.

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4/24/2017 8:53 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/24/2017 8:53 AM

JW381 wrote:

I want to hit a ramp so badly. Planning on it this year.

JohnnyD13 wrote:

I would take it slow. Move the ramp close to get the feel and slide it back 5 feet after every 20 jumps. It can be done ...more

JW381 wrote:

Yup, that's what I was thinkin too cool

you could do that.... or you could not be a little pussy ass bitch and hit it big the first time bro

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4/24/2017 11:47 AM

JohnnyD13 wrote:

I would take it slow. Move the ramp close to get the feel and slide it back 5 feet after every 20 jumps. It can be done ...more

JW381 wrote:

Yup, that's what I was thinkin too cool

peelout wrote:

you could do that.... or you could not be a little pussy ass bitch and hit it big the first time bro

"5th gear tapped wide, can't lose". -Metzger

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Osama Bin Mixin - Head of the 2-stroke Taliban

4/24/2017 1:58 PM

Man these guys are nuts...

He almost flat landed all of his jumps, so he better make a big ass metal ramp....

If it was me, I would stick to the dirt landing and get a big ass stroker 450 and gear it to do 500 ft! Fuck that metal landing ramp biz, thats dangerous as hell, LOL!

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