ICYMI: Robbie Madison’s “Pipe Dream”
Watch motorbike stunt raide and overall daredevil Robbie “Maddo” Maddison trek through the the islands of Tahiti on his was launched the beginning of August 2015 of Robbie Madison riding the waves of Tahiti on a one of a kind motocross/water ski bike.
When Robbie Maddison says he’s going to do something, you’d better believe him. Considered by many to be the modern-day Evel Knievel, the charismatic 34-year-old from Australia has successfully transitioned from pro motocross racer to freestyle star to stuntman and daredevil extraordinaire.
Through the years, Maddo has captivated audiences around the world with his limitless courage and never-ending creativity, but his most recent endeavor, Pipe Dream, everything to a whole new level and stretches the imagination.
The concept of riding on water isn't a new one. From the early days of moto video, we’ve seen guys hydroplaning across bodies of water at top speeds, with perhaps the most notable being Kevin Windham ripping across a Mississippi pond on his works Honda CRF450R in the TransWorld Motocross production, Crush. That, however, is child’s play in comparison to the idea Maddison cooked up.
Thinking two steps ahead is a gift/curse that Madison is burdened with, and he didn’t simply set his sights on riding across water but on riding a wave in the ocean. Not just any wave would do, of course - it had to be the legendary Teahupo’o reef break in Tahiti, French Polynesia. Renowned for the consistent number of barrels it delivers, Teahupo’o is characterized by its shallow coral reef, which lies only 20 inches below the water’s surface and is largely responsible for the desirable shape of the waves it's famous for. Check out the video and you'll see exactly what we mean.
(via Transworld Motocross)