Robbie Maddison, an Australian stunt rider has shown that the motorcycle on the water can be realized. But to do so is not as easy as recorded in the DC Shoes video on Youtube. [Read: This man surfing on his motorcycle]
As quoted by the Daily Mail on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, the man who often called by the nickname "Maddo" was outspoken about his secret could easily surf on the water with a motorcycle. "It seems easy, but doing it is very difficult because I want the results look very real," said Maddison.
|The crazy stunt took two years to perfect. His KTM 250 SX dirt bike was modified with specially-built skis to allow him to ride on the ocean. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1SFYG31)|
He said that the process of preparation and shooting to finish takes up to two years. In that time, Maddison also spend time searching for the right formula of his motorcycle modification.
|Robbie Maddison admits his incredible motorbike surfing stunt didn't look so 'seamless' behind the scenes of the video. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1SFYG31)|
The most important aspect is the appropriate modifications to the KTM 250 SX that uses a 2-stroke engine with a capacity of 250 cc it has skis of rubber in the front and back to make motorcycle remain floating on the water.
|Robbie Maddison's KTM 250 SX dirt bike tyres were modified with rubber skis, and the back wheel acted as a propeller. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1SFYG31)|
Meanwhile, the rear tire plus some sort of a block of rubber which makes it serves as a propeller to keep speeding on water. This particular specification tires can still be used in mud and soft ground. "Taking into account the height of the board and where appropriate entrusted to put it is very crucial," said Maddison.
|On the motorcycle surfing action Robbie Maddison was wearing a lifejacket along with full motocross gear and his helmet acted as a secondary flotation device. While his KTM 250 SX dirt bike tyres were modified with rubber skis, and the back wheel acted as a propeller. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1SFYG31)|
This was reinforced by statements Buddy Morgan, a mechanic who worked on Madisson's motorcycle modification. Morgan and his team experimenting with many boards and tires to get the appropriate specifications.
"The power of the engine alone is not enough in order to give effect to the motorcycle slid in the water. The key shape and the angle of the sled, as well as the amount of rubber block on the rear tires which made all the difference, "said Morgan.
To perform the initial start, Maddison also establish some kind of a special area for the sake of momentum gaining speed when entering the water. This process is not included in the video. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAILY MAIL]
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