You can never mistake Travis Pastrana for being a reserved and conservative fellow. On the contrary, he is everything but those two things. One of the best that’s ever driven a dirtbike, Pastrana has a long list of death-defying stunts to his credit, a list that only a few equally crazy people in the world can boast of doing.

In time for the New Year’s celebration, Pastrana has decided to ring in 2010 with a bang…or, jump. Never one to back down from a new stunt, the all-world biker is planning on jumping a car off a ramp at the end of a pier into a waiting barge, covering a distance of over 250 feet of water in the process. Sounds like a routine day in the office for a man like Pastrana, right?

Naturally, a jump of this craziness requires some time for practice and as this video clearly shows, if Pastrana is looking to achieve his death-defying leap, he’s going to need a few more practices under his belt – and maybe even a few more cars to destroy, too.

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Source: Red Bull

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5 comments:

  (765) posted on 04.26.2010

This dude won numerous championships and X Games gold medals in several events such as supercross, motocross, freestyle motocross, and rally racing.

  (428) posted on 02.21.2010

The good thing is that things like that car is filled with a lot of safety technology that keeps the driver safe. Well, I guess its ok, I mean it’s just practice. The good news is that he made his jump.

  (859) posted on 02.4.2010

good thing that pastrana didn’t hurt himself much, dirt is a big deal in acceleration, because it lessens the rubber grip and eats a lot of HP of the car. unlike the Hard surface like concrete and asphalt, cars can unleash it’s full potential and it the rubber will grip well.

  (780) posted on 12.20.2009

Damn a great jump! Well I held my breath while watching this video because I’m kinda scared but its exciting on some point. The stunt was great and I want to watch it repetitively.

  (571) posted on 12.20.2009

Travis is really a mad man, he just wasted his Impreza in a practice session, it would be wonderful if he just gave it to me rather than crashing it.

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