Robbie Knievel jumping 15 of the 24 Coke Zero Trucks

Friday, May 23, 2008 8:47 AM
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=34720745

He started at 8 then went to 10,12 then fifteen and jumped each distance four or five times. He even did the fifteen with a no hander once. I have much more video and pics and no time to post as Im off to HWN

Enjoy
Chuck, the no fun guy :)

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Friday, May 23, 2008 9:08 AM
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Friday, May 23, 2008 11:40 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Cool. I'll be stopping by for the real deal tomorrow.
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Sunday, May 25, 2008 2:24 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar So here's a few quick pics from the jump:

Robbie Knievel

Robbie greets the crowd

The Jump (I don't count 24 trucks, but as far as I can tell they were still selling it as a 24-truck jump)

Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams - apparently he hangs with Robbie Knievel...who knew?)

I took a gazillion pics today. I'll have them online or a TR or something soon enough.


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Sunday, May 25, 2008 2:34 AM
He did jump 24. There are 6 you cant see the front of because there was a safety ramp covering the top of the last 6 incase he didn't make it all the way. When he jumped he did in fact clear, not by much, all 24 trucks.
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Sunday, May 25, 2008 2:38 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Hmmm. I see.
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Sunday, May 25, 2008 3:45 AM
^^Yeah, so if you look at that jump shot you took, Gonch, I'm guessing the black box looking "thingy" (to quote a word you love) is the remaining 6 trucks, but covered by a ramp in case he couldn't clear them all...

But honestly, would Evel have had it that way?!?! I'm guessing NO!!, and he probably rolled over in his grave once or twice at that notion!

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Sunday, May 25, 2008 4:03 AM
Yeah, the rest of the trucks were under the safety deck at the end. Smart move really, considering the length.
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Sunday, May 25, 2008 6:42 AM
He didn

t jump 24 trucks, he jumped 24 Freghtliner tractors!


The jump path doesn't go over the trailers.


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Sunday, May 25, 2008 9:11 AM
Here's a video of the jump on cnn.com. If you look carefully at about 26 seconds in, you can see the remaining trucks hidden by the tarp or whatever.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/05/25/robbie.knievel.ap/index.html

Gonch - was yesterday your first time out shooting with the XSi? If so, what are your thoughts? *** Edited 5/25/2008 2:10:56 PM UTC by Jeff Young***


Jeff Young
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Sunday, May 25, 2008 11:53 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

tigellinus said:
But honestly, would Evel have had it that way?!?! I'm guessing NO

I'm with you on that one. :)


Jeff Young said:
Gonch - was yesterday your first time out shooting with the XSi? If so, what are your thoughts?

A lot like the XT with a couple of buttons in different places. ;)


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Sunday, May 25, 2008 4:06 PM
I thought the thread was about him jumping 15 trucks then going splat into #16.
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Sunday, May 25, 2008 9:49 PM
Robbie had mentioned a little earlier in the week on a radio interview about the safety ramp. He was confident about the jump, but he and his dad had incidents where they fell short and did headers into the ramp. Just a precautionary measure. He still made the record.

I don't blame him, if I were in that situation, I think I'd do it too. Who really wants to die for their profession?


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Monday, May 26, 2008 3:23 AM
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Floorless Fan said:
Just a precautionary measure. He still made the record.

I don't blame him, if I were in that situation, I think I'd do it too. Who really wants to die for their profession?


Yeah, I get that. But doesn't that go against the very idea of being a 'daredevil' of any kind? If there's no risk, then all you're doing is jumping a motorcycle x number of feet. Screw the theatrics and just measure off a distance and try to clear it - and line the entire area with fluffy pillows and air bags.

Big difference between what Evel made a career of and the jump that I saw yesterday. The whole point of Evel's career was that he could die trying a ridiculous feat. The risk is the point.


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Monday, May 26, 2008 3:27 AM
Raven-Phile's avatar Gonch got an XSi, too?

I just sold my 10D, and instead of going with the 40, I went with the XSi. I'm happy with it, so far. I have yet to actually take it out and do anything serious with it yet, though.

We'll see how it goes this week.

Josh


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Monday, May 26, 2008 2:38 PM
Isn't SFSL missing the boat on this if they don't get him to do the same stunt or better in Eureka for the opening of their new coaster?
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Monday, May 26, 2008 11:08 PM
He's going to be doing a jump there soon, July I believe.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008 2:53 AM
Thanks for posting the Actuals jump. I only counted 23 thursday but I could be wrong as well. Anyhow, It was impressive. In the press release he said KI and Wimbley were his last two jumps planned. He might be apearing or something for SFSL but I don't know if there is a jump planned at least probably not a major one.
Chuck
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008 2:57 AM
man, He landed hard even for a bike with 16 inches of shock travel. Only once in the practice jumps did he come anywhere close to bouncing the bike on the landing.

Awesome. Granted the distance record is a full 80ft longer its a honor to his father. He'd been trying to get the jump here for three or four years but Paramount wouldn't bite.

Thanks CF.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008 9:20 AM
After looking at those pictures its a good thing he had the safety ramp because he didn't clear the 24th truck.
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