Red Bull No Limits has been a Red Bull new year’s tradition since 2007. Who better than Red Bull to promote borderline impossible extreme feats and world records in the final hours of every year. This time, Levi LaVallee and Robbie Maddison capped of an already nutty 2011 by jumping a dirtbike and a snowmobile side-by-side over 370 feet.
This mayhem took place in San Diego, CA shortly before midnight, and after a long and drawn-out prelude, the duo successfully FLEW through the fog and over the San Diego Bay.
All told, Levi LaVallee jumped his snowmobile a world record distance of 412 feet. No, There was no snow in sight either. In fact, there is no snow in the state of California, so a snowmobile may have been out of place, but nevertheless LaVallee is a badass and holds another world record.
Robbie Maddison also secured a world record in this year’s No Limits, but it came in practice as he jumped 392 feet. During the live event real deal tandem jump however, Maddison sailed a mere 378 feet and 9 inches.
The first live angle of the jump is a bit of a disappointment because only Maddison is in the frame, and frankly more people have seen a motorcycle fly through the air than a snowmobile. Maddison’s jump is sick, but stay tuned in the video to see the replay with both LaVallee and Maddison in the same frame. Then watch how F#&@ing big LaVallee goes compared to Maddison as he overshoots his own previous world record by 51 feet.
Props to these two athletes, and we are gled to see them make it to 2012!
Can’t wait to see what Red Bull comes up with next year, assuming the world doesn’t end before Dec. 31. I’d personally like to see someone jump the Bering strait on an ostrich, because the usual extreme sports have to reach a ceiling at some point.