Riding A Dirt Bike On Water Seems Impossible, But This Guy Pulled It Off Somehow
If you ask extreme sports enthusiasts why they do the things they do, it's more than likely that the essence of the response would boil down to "Because I can." That mentality has led to some mind-boggling, awesome things but never in a million years would I have thought I'd live to see a guy using a dirt bike as a surfboard. Apparently, I wasn't the only one because this video was released yesterday and has already gotten 4 million views and counting. Extreme sports apparel company DC Shoes teamed up with surfer/stunt rider Robbie Maddison to make the impossible possible. Maddison says he'd been tinkering with the idea of attaching water skis to a bike for quite some time. It took several tests and multiple versions, each with their own drawbacks and advantages, before he settled on the setup seen in the video. The skis provide just enough flotation while what appears to be a modified rear tire generates the necessary traction to keep the bike going.