TRUCK JUMP VIA BOLID F-1
Today, transport has become an integral part of our lives and it is probably foolish to believe that this is only a means of transportation. For many, this is a house, a whole life, or just an expensive toy. But since cars have such great functionality, then why can’t you find the best among them. Why is it believed that only people can go in for sports, not without human help, of course, but cars are also capable of this.
Trucks always seem heavy and incapable of maneuvering by means of transport, however, with the support of several transport and information companies at once, a record was set for the long jump among trucks with a trailer.
It seems unbelievable how such a rather bulky transport was able to make a jump through a racing car, even considering that for a flawless execution it required the construction of a springboard and lengthy calculations and tests carried out by experienced engineers. In addition to this great skill, maneuvering those who were driving during this difficult trick requires, for example, the famous stuntman Mike Ryan was driving a truck.
Long jump in itself is a sport consisting of running, pushing, flying and landing. The main goal of the jump is to overcome the greatest distance in the horizontal plane. The run-up of the truck and the subsequent entry to the springboard set him the speed necessary for inertia flight. But of course the most difficult part of the calculation was precisely the landing of such a heavy vehicle, the task here was not only not to hurt the car, but also to land evenly, in one piece.
In the modern world, a huge number of extreme types of motorsport are widespread, for example, racing, freestyle motocross, drift, survival races and drag racing, in which trucks often take part. All these sports have gained their popularity due to the widespread transport system and the comprehensive development and improvement of the automotive industry. Over time, there were more and more spare parts and parts that contribute to the modernization of the entire direction. And in the future, people realized that improvements in this area can be carried out not only in the design of technology, but also in the ability to manage it. In addition, a quick and risky ride was always more interesting, but also more dangerous. This problem was easily solved with the advent of such sports, where people can get the necessary drive and adrenaline with much less risk for themselves.
After many years of practice in these sports, professionals became interested in what else they are capable of. As a result of this, these types of sports began to be perceived not only as amusing and extremely extreme entertainment, but also as a serious sport requiring a scientific or even mathematical approach.
To perform this skillful number, the subtlest physical calculations were required up to the amplitude of the truck’s movement, because as you can see, everything happens in seconds, and the difference in a second can be a mistake that will lead to tragedy.
The record itself consists only in the distance that the truck flew, but only thanks to the car did it become so spectacular, and besides, there was great motivation to calculate everything correctly. The seeming elegance and ease of execution is exclusively the art of those thanks to whom this record was able to be set and captured. The records set before in the field of long jumps among trucks are not mentioned anywhere, so the video with a Lotus truck and a car is to this day an inimitable original.
Many entertainment shows are famous today for such stunts with cars, which make up races, and jumps, and the flight of a burning car, and a lot of things like that. Thanks to the long years of training for performers, this has already become a certain routine, while the audience is fascinated by this enchanting spectacle and are surprised at the stuntmen skill.