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Monday, December 31, 2007

Backflip an off-road racing truck

“The two Red Bull Experiments are attempts at Guinness World Records: Robbie Maddison, a freestyle motocross star, will jump the length of a football field on a motorcycle, and Rhys Millen, a top Hollywood stunt driver and
Formula Drift champion, will attempt to be the first person to ever backflip an off-road racing truck. This lineup of musical acts is sure to add to the excitement of the evening.”
As quoted this from http://www.redbullusa.com/experiment#page=ArticlePage.1196395109137-515552382.2

This is the event organize by RedBull USA, on the New Year’s Eve, 31st December 2007.
The best part for this event is the Off-Road Racing Truck Backflip.
This means, the Off-Road Truck will be speeded into a ramp, airborne, and flip in the air 360 degrees before landing. I really can’t imagine how spectacular is the real scene. This is something out of my thought. I never thought that this can be performed.

However, we do not have the chance to witness this as planned. Rhys Millen is hospitalized after injured from his backflip practice session, on 22nd December, in Las Vegas. He was practicing at the old El Toro military base in Irvine.

“After successfully landing the 360-degree backflip three times into the cardboard boxes in training, I am disappointed that our last jump ended in an accident. As I lay here in the hospital with three broken vertebrae in my neck and two compressed and broken vertebrae in my back, I am also disappointed that we cannot perform the 360-degree backflip at the Red Bull Experiment on New Year's Eve, but I'm happy that I will be able to walk again. I look forward to watching Robbie Maddison do his 300-plus-foot motorcycle jump in Las Vegas.” Said Rhys Miller. Quoted from http://www.redbullusa.com/experiment#page=ArticlePage.1196395109137-515552382.3

I would like to express all my concerns to Rhys Miller. Wishing you recover as soon as possible, and with healthiest possible condition. I have been waiting to see your performance. It’s going to be a Guiness World Record. And I’ll keep on waiting for you to return and have that record printed into Guiness Book of World Records, with your name.

You are the man.

Nevertheless, the Motorcross jump, which will be performed by Robbie Maddison, will still be performed on the day. This will be a 300-plus-foot jump across a football field.
Also a support from me to you, Robbie Maddison. Jump as far and as high as u can.

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