"I'm totally blown away that I went 59 feet,"
who was shooting for at least 50 feet. "I can't believe the
fan turnout. Everything was absolutely perfect. The fifth
and sixth ones, I was giving it everything I had."
Renner went just over 54 feet on his third jump, then
was just under 53 feet on his fourth attempt.After going just
more than 53 feet on his fifth jump, he decided to do a last
jump for the crowd.
"All or nothing," he said. "I knew what I needed
to do on the last one, all for the crowd. Way past my goal
of 50 feet. I'm just pumped on this. Never jump when they
say, 'One more time.' But I'm glad I did it ó five feet higher
and I rode away to talk about it."
Renner rode up an 18-foot quarterpipe and made
a sweeping, 180-degree arc that brought him down onto a landing
ramp measuring 25 feet high and 64 feet wide.
The custom quarterpipe and landing ramp used by
Renner were designed and built specifically for Rennerís
Bull Experiment. The ramp was modeled on the traditional
dirt-based quarterpipe design, and built to specifications
calculated from a dirt test site.
Fabricated from galvanised steel and plywood,
the next generation modular system allows maximum versatility
of transport and set-up.
Designed and built by Jack Murphy Productions
from a Dane Herron Industries concept, the quarterpipe landing
ramp measures 64 feet wide and 25 feet tall. The ramp is the
first of its kind and took approximately 24 hours to set up
on the pier.
It was the third jump in the Red
Bull Experiment series, following record-setting performances
of fellow motocross rider Robbie Maddison and BMX star Kevin
Renner is a respected freestyle motocross veteran,
whose credentials include a gold medal in Step-Up at the 2007
Summer X Games and until recently, the Step-Up world record
(35 feet high). Step-Up is similar to a high jump, with riders
attempting to jump their motorcycles over bars at ever-increasing