27th April 2006
Leap Of Faith
Yes, I’m still here. Question from the mysteriously named ‘DJ’ :
“what are the highest things you know of that people do a bomb drop off of on to flat ground? I know danny way has done all kinds of ridiculous drops, off the hard rock cafe guitar and such, but what about landing on flat ground?”
I dunno DJ, the biggest drop on to flat I’ve ever seen is Jamie Thomas’ so called “Leap Of Faith” off of the stairs in the famous southern California school where everyone and their dog goes to film skate videos. He almost landed it (his skateboard broke), and I think that was about 25 feet or something, pretty insane. Of course, it wasn’t a bomb drop, it was an ollie grab, although the same could be achieved with a bomb drop. I expect many people (possibly including Jamie Thomas, if my memory doesn’t fail) have broken legs or ankles doing that drop (it’s also been attempted by rollerbladers who have met with similar fates), so that seems to be about the limit. Ultimately, the biggest bomb drop you’ll ever see is going to be limited by the ability of the human body to take the punishment we dish out to it. I doubt anything much bigger than 30′, or 10 metres, is really possible.
Of course, someone will come along here and prove me wrong.