“Official application for Fail of the year.” -Johannes Fischbach

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. Gnarly.

“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!”

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The Vogtland Arena ski jump is a renowned winter sports facility located in Klingenthal, Germany. Opened in 2006, it has since become a prominent venue for ski jumping competitions and training. With its impressive K-point at 125 meters and a hill size of 140 meters, the ski jump attracts athletes from around the world for its challenging yet exhilarating experience. The arena’s design incorporates state-of-the-art technology, allowing for consistent conditions regardless of weather. Its large spectator capacity and vibrant atmosphere make it a hub for ski jumping enthusiasts during competitions like the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup. The Vogtland Arena not only showcases the region’s dedication to winter sports but also offers a spectacular backdrop for thrilling athletic feats and international sporting camaraderie.

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