With only one more day to go until their distance jump record attempts at Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. 2011, Robbie Maddison and Levi Lavallee inspect the breathtaking event venue at the San Diego...
On December 31, Levi LaVallee and Robbie Maddison will attempt a simultaneous world record-breaking jump over 300 feet of water in downtown San Diego, California, USA in Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. 2011.
Red Bull X-Fighters star, Maddison, will be trying to set a new world distance record on a motorcycle, by beating the existing record of 391 feet, while LaVallee will attempt to break his own record of 361 feet and set a new world record for distance jumped on a snowmobile.
"Jumping long distances is a passion of mine, and I'm excited to come back for New Year's Eve and sail over San Diego Harbour," Maddison said. "Four-hundred feet is my goal. It's not all about getting the world record to me, it's more about understanding this feat and the commitment ahead to achieving what most would consider an impossible jump."
LaVallee, a seven-time Winter X Games medalist in snowmobiling, set the existing snowmobile record last year while training for 2010 New Year. No Limits., but a crash on another training jump later that day forced the cancellation of last year's event.
“I am so pumped to be able to come back to Red Bull: New Year. No Limits.,” said LaVallee. “Last year obviously didn't go the way I was hoping, and I am excited to have another chance at this amazing opportunity.
This will be the fourth Red Bull New Year. No Limits. event and the first time that two athletes have attempted a jump at the same time.