They say “when in Rome, do as the Romans do,” but it seems that rider Chris Birch simply couldn’t conform to the habits of royalty during the Stowe House photo shoot. The fact is that it is aimed to promote Saturday’s X-Fighters event at Battersea Power Station and, to be honest, we really don’t think there could be a better way of doing that without getting arrested.
Chris Birch’s invitation to tea at the Buckingham palace was honored in probably the strangest possible way in history.
Riding your dirt bike on the sand dunes is a good choice for a first experience, but it can also turn out being a total disaster if you’re not prepared for the jumps that you plan to make in order to impress your friends. This guy not only hurts himself, but also risks the cameraman’s life when letting go of the bike with absolutely no sense of responsibility regarding the well being of those around him.
Thanks to the good reflexes of the cameraman (the guy wearing a white singlet) nobody apart from the rider was hurt.
Ronnie Renner broke his own world record established last year at the famous Santa Monica Pier, when he jumped 59’ from the ground with his KTM motorcycle during the third edition of the Red Bull Experiment.
Last Saturday in Chicago, the daredevil managed to reach 63’ 5" from the ground and his performance was certified by Guinness World Records, making the American motocross star the main attraction of the Red Bull High Rise event.
“It’s been crazy. I’m so pumped to have done it,” said Renner after his jumps. “What a killer vibe! All these people coming out to see me and they were psyched. I could hear the crowd cheering.”
Hit the jump to see the video from the amazing event.
Robbie Maddison came up with a very spectacular way to promote the upcoming Battersea Power Station round of Red Bull X-Fighters scheduled to take place on August 22 in London. The daredevil performed a no-handed backflip between the two open sections of Tower Bridge spanning the Thames in London at a speed of 40 mph.
Although the stunt took place early this morning, all the elements were on Maddison’s side and he managed to land smoothly.
Very communicative, the stuntman shared a few impressions with the press: "People say I’m crazy, but I just want to push the boundaries of my sport and my body to the limit and I love taking on these huge challenges," said Maddison. "It was an incredible feeling to fly between the two towers and over the Thames".
The photos are courtesy of Getty Images.
Hit the jump to see the actual video from the event.
Apparently, this guy considers himself a smaller Shaq O’Neal and, so, it is inspired by the famous big guy’s jumps over cars and barbeques to pull out this very stupid and unsuccessful attempt to jump over a speeding Kawasaki Ninja. Now that’s a very nice way of making sure that your family jewels will never be productive again!
Freestyler Travis Pastrana needs no presentation, but his latest amazing performance sure does as it goes straight in the record books. Riding his dirt bike at a fairly low speed, Pastrana manages to perform eight consecutive backflips at the minimum possible height ever. He walks away from the amazing achievement a little crumpled, but filled with joy.
This is a funny commercial to a deodorant claimed to make even freestyle riders smell good during their performance. In fact, the spraying part takes place during the actual stunt so don’t let yourself fooled by the first thought that comes in your mind as the rider is flying upside down. He’s just showing off.
There are a lot of guys out there who want to stand out from the crowd and although getting into stunts might seem like the solution, the only thing it will get you really is nothing more than a few broken bones and that’s only if you’re lucky. This guy wanted to impress his buddies too and even though he had no idea of how a dirt ramp should be built, he still went for it in a very courageous way, I would mention.
This teenage daredevil sure learned his lesson. Don’t put yourself in his situation because you may not be as lucky.
Because some experiences must be caught on tape, we’re happy to present to you the promotional video for the Tachyon XC Helmet Camera together with what the producer – Tachyoninc –has to say about it:
“The Tachyon XC Extreme Helmet Camera is the latest generation video and still camera designed for filming extreme action. It is extremely rugged and very simple to use, while delivering up to a full 30FPS of VGA video. It comes with a remote control and custom-designed mounting accessories. It makes use of the common 1, 2, and 4GB SD and SDHC cards, but it is also the only helmet cam on the market that is compatible with 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB SDHC cards. This can give the user up to 8 hours of superior-level video and up to 64 hours of surveillance security spy video on a single card. A patented shock-proof battery system eliminates a common problem among other helmet cameras; the loss of power and recorded files caused by the jarring loose of the batteries. This innovation ensures that videos taken in challenging and perhaps impossible-to-repeat situations will not be lost. And unlike other cameras which need to rely on an external waterproof case, the Tachyon XCs housing is already waterproof, allowing you to film to a depth of 8 meters (28.5 feet) and protecting the camera from the elements.”
But, what they forget to mention is how activities such as filming yourself while riding ridiculously dangerous on public roads can put the cops on your tale. So before uploading your videos, make sure that all the content is in the limits of the law because the police in the UK ended up busting a crazy rider last year after investigating his Youtube account.
Icon has recently presented their promotional video for the Alliance Tyranny helmet and we simply can’t help noticing how professionally it is made.
The underground style ad that looks like it required thousands of dollars for production only is mostly addressed to stunt riders and those who wish to stand out through a unique style and attitude. It’s the best one we’ve seen so far!