The name Jorian Ponomareff may not be all that familiar to some. In fact, we’ve never heard of him before this video, but his amazing drifting skills have made him quite a sensation and we decided it was time to learn a little something about him.
Jorian Ponomareff started his motorcycle training when he was 14 years old and got his first two-wheeler. Since then, he has become one of the best stunt drivers in the world. He became so good that he is now traveling all over the world performing his skills in shows that can only be described as amazing.
After years of training and no doubt, thousands of falls, one can perfect a skill and Ponomareff’s dedication to the craft has made him an impressive stunt driver and entertainer. Enjoy the video!
Here’s a video that shows all you Jackass wannabes things you should never do at home. Yes, they look cool, but they are being performed by a professional - stunt riding world champion Chris Pfeiffer to be exact - and should not be attempted unless you share the same title.
This video titled "Wheelie" is part one of a short series on motorbike stunt tricks. In it, Pfeiffer explains that a tremendous amount of practice goes into successfully performing these tricks, and watching a one and a half minute video doesn’t cover that kind of practice time.
Enjoy yourselves, but remember, this series is for informational purposes only and the tricks should not be attempted by amateurs. Yes, this means you.
Stay tuned! We’ll bring you part two of this series as soon as it is released.
Being Travis Pastrana isn’t easy at all, as this video shows. Apart from constantly needing to find new ways to amaze people with your tricks, you also have to train hard on a daily basis and recover from the stunts that didn’t go as planned. So what pushes these people (because he obviously doesn’t look like he’s gonna take a brake any time soon)? I guess it is all about the adrenaline rush they get when they defy the laws of physics and a stadium-full of people get up to cheer you.
According to this video, people with absolutely no talent whatsoever but definitely with a soft spot for fast food, would go to almost any lengths to look cool. This leaping biker attempts to jump over his buddy on a motorcycle doing 20mph and makes sure he won’t have any heirs in the process. Hear what he says afterwards and you’ll have a laugh crisis.
Young Australian Jackson Strong has just set the new world record for the tallest frontflip from ramp to ramp with an outstanding 85-foot performance. The event took place in Cairns, Australia and it was part of the Crusty Demons (Strong’s daredevil freestyle backup group) 2010 Tour.
After the jump, Jackson Strong said: "I’ve been working on the front flip on a dirt bike for a long time." "I’ve had four crashes doing the same trick. The first crash I actually lacerated my liver and had internal bleeding and kind of that was a bit of a scary one I spent seven days in intensive care," he added.
We are amazed to see the young aussie putting that amount of effort into having his name in the Guinness world book of records.
It looks like Kobe Bryant has inspired these morons to attempt their own version of the famous “stunt” failed by the famous basketball player. I know, it sounds crazy but between the time this guy got hit and up until he hit the ground, he felt like a sports star…and he lives to crash his body another day.
The 2010 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour has reached its second location – Giza – for an even more exciting round next to the pyramids. So the restless sponsor has released a healthy preview made of photos and a video, which is more like a teaser for the event. Some of the most talented riders participating are Nate Adams (USA), Robbie Maddison (AUS), Eigo Sato (JPN) and Levi Sherwood (NZL). Click past the break to hear their opinions about the pyramids, but also to see Robbie Maddison’s sand jump.
Off-road riding/driving can give one quite a rush and the number of stunt man in this field grows bigger every year. Some may call them crazy, but a well organized and synchronized choreography leads to pure madness and a healthy adrenaline rush. See what happens when adrenaline junkies with dirt bikes, cars and monster trucks get together for some action.
The 2010 Red Bull X-Fighters world tour has just began, which reminds us of the great ride the 2009 one has been. Organizers promise much more for this year and with new tricks being constantly developed by stunt riders and new locations, we have all the reasons to take their words for it. In fact, click past the break for the official video and press release to find out this year’s schedule.
Australian freestyle motocross celebrity Robbie “Maddo” Maddison has just established a new world record after bringing his Honda 500 dirt bike up to 77 mph and successfully jumping over the Corinth Canal, which has a width of 279 feet. The 28-year-old rider traversed at 300 feet above the channel surface and his biggest obstacle was, obviously, fear. Hit the jump for the video and full press release.
Photo credit: Predrag Vuckovic, Jörg Mitter and Stefan Aufschnaiter