Travis Pastrana nails all three of Evel Knievel's most famous jumps

Posted July 10, 2018

In each of the jumps, all dedicated to a different feat attempted by the daredevil, Pastrana made history by landing each of them successfully.

During a special on the History Channel, Pastrana replicated three of the most famous jumps in daredevil Evel Knievel's repertoire.

The jump was flawless, the landing tight but successful, and Pastrana had done what he had set out to do - fulfill Evel Knievel's promise never to leave a jump unfinished, albeit 50 years later.

Pastrana took the stunt to another level, jumping 16 buses on his 350-pound (roughly 160kg) bike - flying 192ft in the process.

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Travis Pastrana celebrates after jumping the fountain at Caesars Palace on a motorcycle Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. Knievel managed the jump but failed the landing, telling the 90,000-strong crowd at the time that he would "never, ever, ever jump again" before walking out, despite having a broken pelvis. "And to end at Caesars Palace, to have a chance to jump the fountain, it's not the longest jump, but it's definitely the hardest".

He covered 143 feet over the crushed cars and 192 feet over the buses in the first two jumps bettering Knievel's records.

This jump wasn't the longest out of the three, but it was the most technically challenging due to the limited space to reach the recommended jump speed of 70 miles per hour. "I proposed to my wife here, I had my first Nitro Circus show here, thank you to everyone at History (the channel that broadcast the event live) and thank you to everyone watching". "I'm not done yet, but this was definitely one of the coolest things, the coolest thing I've ever been able to do".

Capping the night? A dive by Pastrana into the fountains to celebrate.

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"I'm jumping a bike that's not made for jumping", Pastrana said after arriving in Las Vegas.

Then he rode the jump bike, with a police escort, down the Strip to Caesars Palace, pulling burnouts and wheelies along the way and even stopping to exchange high-fives with fans.

Pastrana said: "This is the most iconic jump in stunt lore".

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