Travis Pastrana completes world's first Hydrojump

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Pastrana_Hydrojump.jpgYes, that’s right, Travis Pastrana has jumped a motocross bike off a ramp while riding on water. Using a stock bike, stock tires and no flotation device, Pastrana launched himself off a ramp moored 110 feet from shore by riding across 5-foot deep water at 70mph. He’s calling it the Hydrojump.


>Pastrana_hydrojump_2.jpgSpeaking just after he pulled himself from the water, Pastrana said,
“This is one of the most dangerous jumps I have ever made. If I had
failed to get into the lake at the proper speed I could have ended up
hitting the ramp really hard.”

There wasn’t an awful lot of science involved, just a gas-and-go approach, knowing that at a high enough speed the bike could
hydroplane long enough to reach the ramp. After that, it was simply a
case of keeping the bike pointed at the four-foot wide ramp and
crossing his fingers.

The stunt was filmed at a water-filled volcanic crater in Costa Rico in
less-than-ideal conditions; choppy waves making the hydroplaning
difficult to control.

The Hydrojump will appear on the Nitro Circus 6 DVD in November.

pastrana_hydrojump_3.jpgTravis Pastrana

  • http://www.thetransportationrevolution.com Max

    THAT IS SICK!

  • scorch

    Mad, I totally approve

  • aj

    thats so sick

  • http://www.bebo./annegamestop.com elizabeth bauer

    wow omg that is great

  • brayden

    That is rad I want to try

  • Camille Finch

    YOUR MY IDOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chase Tinsley

    How many bikes do you have?

  • jordan

    dude we luv u

  • jordan

    this is mastin pee from foxview intermediate please come 2 our school

  • sarai

    dud why did you quit racing you were my hero you still are cuz i cant fined any one as good as you o by the way my name is avery i live in ca and im thirteen year old girl and race a cr 125

  • charlie

    wow, Uve been my bikin idol for years. this one was beatimousdude!!!!!!!

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  • Gage

    u rock ur the best

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    colisse ta de largent a derpensser en esti toier

  • Javi

    I Love Travis!! he is my idol!! TRAVIS I LOVE YOU!!! Nitro circus is the bests.. Travis you’re my god!

  • joe

    travis u and the nitro crew r my heros and i wont 2 ride with u soooooooooooo badly

  • matt

    wow man thats incredible, try do it with someone on he back next time haha

  • camillle finch

    I’ll ride bitch next time!!! hehe

  • http://craigcaldwell craig

    dude that was sick

  • http://mike mike

    yo….is this travis pastrana 4 real????? if its not im guna tell everbody that ur gay!!!!!!!!

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    Go riding soon

  • http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2008/03/travis-pastrana-completes-worl.html Leugh

    Wooooooooo Yeah boy!

  • http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2008/03/travis-pastrana-completes-worl.htm lee

    im a jew!!!