“Official application for fail of the year.” -Johannes Fischbach
If there was a hall of fame for gnarly wipeouts, this would a first round candidate. Press play and watch this gnarly video of German MTB Downhill Pro Johannes Fischbach failing spectacularly in an attempt to set a world record for longest jump on a mountain bike. Everything was going smooth until a last second nosedive at 55mph that terminated in an endo for the ages. Thankfully Johannes popped up at the bottom of The Vogtland Arena ski jump in his native Germany and seemed to be in one piece. Bonkers.
The background story about my world record project: I’ve been haunting a special idea for several years now: To make the world’s longest jump with a MTB, i.e. a world record ! Some years ago Fischi already made test jumps from an 85 meter ski jump and reached a distance of 50 meters. The goal now was to max it out. Fischi’s objective: “If I can jump 50 metres from your 85-metre ski jump, then the 140-metre ski jump has to go a lot further!