A little math about Jordie Lunn’s amazing drop-in
If you haven’t seen Rough AF 3, see it now:
The drop-in Jordie does at the beginning of the video … awesome!
I needed to do a little math. Based on eyeball assumptions:
Assuming a height of 16 meters and a transition radius of 8 meters, that yields 4 Gs in the transition.
If Jordie weighs 180 pounds, that’s over 700 pounds. He can be forgiven for collapsing into the rear tire.
As he transitions from almost vertical to the runout, his handlebars rotate backward dramatically. In LLB language, this is a row.
The row has to happen as fast as the angle changes, which is pretty darn fast: according to my stopwatch, somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2 second. If Jordie doesn’t pull fast enough — and he can be forgiven for this! — he ends up on the back of the bike.
This is so badass.
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