Seth Enslow has made history by setting a new world record for a long distance jump on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
The Crusty Demons star broke Bubba Blackwell’s record set in Las Vegas 1999 by 18 feet (5.4m) with a jump of 183.7 feet (56m) at Sydney’s Barangaroo.
The jump was seen as recreating an unforgettable Harley Davidson benchmark set by Evel Knievel in 1975.
Enslow had to take the jump twice, after the viewing media missed the first jump.
The star was scheduled to make his record jump at 9.30am (AEDT) but he took the jump at 8.45am with only a third of the press there. He broke the record with that jump but was forced to take it again when he realized the press had missed it.
Luckily for him, he lengthened his lead by a further 8.7 feet (2.65m) on his second attempt.
Seth has a reputation for trying to break world records. He attempted the overall distance record back in 1999, riding a custom Honda bike.
In that attempt, he overshot his landing ramp and smashed his head against the handlebars of his bike, crushing his eye socket.
He has since made more record breaking attempts as part of the Crusty Demons Night of Records in 2008.
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Alex Olson, Rick Howard, Kenny Anderson, Brandon Biebel and Eric Koston and the rest of the Girl and Chocolate crew session the Hollenbeck skate park in L.A. Thrasher put together this video of the day.
The Times has an interesting interview with Banksy.
“There’s a problem with being in the public eye — you have to become very tough, to grow a thick skin and ignore other people’s opinions. It’s unfortunate because those are the traits you actually least want in your public figures or artists. ‘He who goes to bed in a suit of armour doesn’t get much sleep’ is an old Chinese proverb. People might ask — how can you demand anonymity while doing a six-page spread in The Sunday Times Magazine?” he continues. “But the answer to that is simple — you just have to be a massive hypocrite.”
Read the whole interview here.
Sparks fly as this tree branch land perfectly across two power lines. Moral of this story, look up before you go swing a golf club, or risk becoming a burnt stick.
The fastest speedboat in the world, the Phenomenon, made its debut at the Miami Boat Show this month.
This 56-foot watercraft can accelerate to more than 220.5 mph (the current world record). Its four turbine engines give it a whopping 12,000 horsepower.
Engineers from NASA and Boeing as well as former US Naval architects and professional powerboat builders collaborated on designing the Phenomenon.
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