Jumpship Contest - Dirt Jumps On A Barge!

May 13, 2011 at 0:05
May 13, 2011
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Jordie Lunn talks about the Jumpship contest:

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A new event for 2011, Jumpship will showcase the world's best freeride mountain bike riders competing in Victoria’s Inner Harbour before a crowd of thousands. Jumpship will bring mind blowing skill and fearless competitiveness to a new level as riders will battle for cash and personal pride on the surface of a floating barge in Canada’s most beautiful city. The Inner Harbour is the bustling, vibrant, center of action in Victoria. Absolutely filled with tourists all summer long, it presents a competition venue unlike any other. With live music and beer gardens there will be something for everyone, whether a fan of cycling or not. Set against a picturesque backdrop of yachts, the legislature buildings, and beautiful hotels, Jumpship will bring freeride mountain biking into the heart of an urban center to create a spectator experience like no other.

Invited riders include Brandon Semenuk, Jamie Goldman and Geoff Gulevich, among many others.


Check out Jumpship website to learn more.
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99 Comments

  • + 46
 Didn't Red Bull already do this?
  • + 22
 They did the hell barge for NWD 10 segment, but it was not a contest. This is
  • + 19
 What if the boat moves like a couple of inches whilst your in the air and effectively moves the landing?
  • + 26
 Same idea as walking and throwing a ball up in the air. It's moving forward at the same speed so when you slow in the air you would still be traveling as fast as the boat.
  • + 42
 i think he is talking about throwing the ball up, then walking forward...
  • + 27
 some people really go out of their way to perpetuate the idea of stupid canadians...
  • + 81
 you may as well be concerned about the earth's axis shifting whilst jumping
  • + 2
 mabuse
haha Smile
  • - 22
 how are you going to instantaneously move a barge which must weight like 200+ tons whilst you're in the air? ridiculous suggestion
  • - 21
 yay for 2 inches of movement if your wife got that then wed have a problem
  • - 4
 dirtjumpur, your a complete retard. the guys talking about either the barging moving forward too fast and maybe the rider lands a bit short of the landing e.g. case it. or the idea that the rider will be going faster than the barge and overclearing. simples.
  • + 8
 the barge isnt moving, victoria harbour is to small, and if it was the physics are still there so the jumper isnt gonna miss the landing
  • + 2
 he said it was gonna be in that spot, so doesnt seem like much room to go anywhere anyway, i know its a boat but it probably wont even be moving..
  • + 3
 The barge will have t omove a significant amount for the jumper to actually feel a difference... the barge wont move easily if tied down, maybe back and forth 2 inches, but that wouldn't be bad enough to cause a serious problem, now if the barge moved like 2 ft, the nit would... dirtjumpur u are a retard, when something, like this is floating, it wont take that much force to move it, for EX: WAVES, will effect ther barge moving.... but thats not nearly enough to cause big issues..
  • + 7
 1 guess why its in a harbor? - to minimize movement, clever aye? look at and listen to the video; the barge is 180ft by 50ft (beepking big, as it says), something that size is not going to move in water as calm as shown in the video. The riders are more likely to be blown off by the wind because it is so open.

a little bit of common sense is all thats needed
  • + 3
 ya and wasnt the hell barge in NWD10 actually moving?! I thought it was, proving that it still works safely even while its slowly floating around
  • + 3
 f*cking hell pinkbike is full of f*cktards if my comment got downvoted. johnny, I know what the guy was on about and my point makes sense - everything's relative so if the barge is moving at a constant 1 or 2mph then the rider won't even know about it. same if the barge was doing 30mph (except higher windspeed may affect the rider), I was pointing out that the only way for movement of the barge to affect the rider would be if it suddenly moved whilst he was airborne. I.e. instantaneously! get your f*cking grammar right for a start before you throw the retard card around anyway
  • + 2
 to clarify the moving not moving barge issue from a physicist. the rider even if the barge move is moving with it. if the rider is jumping and the barge is moving in the sametime the rider won't notice it because his "zero speed point" is the barge not the earth. if the Barge accelerate while the rider is in the air then he will see a difference. but come on, the barge can't accelarate that much in the 2 seconds airtime of the riders.
  • + 3
 ah here lads i think the organizers would have thought about it so quit the arguing. This aint physics class.
  • + 3
 No way the moving barge will effect jumping, end of discussion, both rider and barge have the same speed/momentum so relative to eachother, neither is moving. Simple physics.
  • + 5
 everybody, calm down, you guys are so damn irritable, the barge will be in a harbor, so the waves will be minimal. Its also a barge, so it won't be moving that far, and not to be too mean, but the people that organized this event probably did lots more research than you. So calm yourselves and try to prevent a massive arm chair engineer argument and subsequent neg prop war..
  • + 2
 f*cking hell. How long can you argue over a barge for?
  • + 5
 for approximately 20 comments
  • + 2
 Well it was fine when they did Hell Barge which was moving. Wink
  • + 3
 didn't know everyone on PB was a physicist
  • + 1
 the world spins meaning if the jumps where not moving and your in the air the world is still spining,meaning that the same thing could happing on the ground and not a barge but the world dosnt spin fast enough and i doubt the barge would ether.
  • + 5
 hey guys what if the barge sinks wile someone is mid jump?
  • + 6
 I don't want to barge on on this argument but I think it's safe to say the organisers have considered your concerns and aren't harbouring any worries re the movement of the landings affecting the riders safety.
  • + 1
 thanks tom.
  • + 2
 @ IrishTom: hahahahhahahahahahhaha "barge" hahahha
  • + 1
 what most people seem to be saying here is
"i know way better than the organisers, who deffinately didn't think of these things when deciding on this because im way smarter than them"
yeh right... i somehow think this will turn out just fine, and i doubt they missed anything the average pinkbiker could have picked up on
  • + 1
 haha this is ridiculous literally it was a joke. Pretty sad.
  • + 2
 blah blah blah, im a dick, i think i know, i want to get my useless point accross, blah blah blah
  • + 1
 chicken dipperrr!!!
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  • + 20
 not a bad idea, must be expensive to host though and i can't be the only one wanting to see a rider bail off into the sea lol!
  • + 8
 I'M ON A BOAT!
  • + 6
 TAKE A GOOD HARD LOOK AT MY MUFKKIN BARGE! GEEA!
  • + 1
 It's pretty pricey, but totally worth it.
  • + 2
 lol they didn't buy the barge
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  • + 11
 Anyway RedBull'll beats everithing this summer ... ! May they invent dirt jumps on an airplane? god knows...
  • + 1
 Airplane pump track. Big Grin
  • + 1
 i could rock that....
  • + 2
 Zero gravity pump track?
A giant ball with pump mounds covering the inside floating in space.
  • + 2
 it wouldn't work, because pumping relies on gravity
  • + 2
 you just shut them down with intelligence
  • + 1
 I'm pretty sure it would be possible because the force pushing you to the pumpmound doesn't have to be gravity it could be centrifugal either from whatever your inside spinning or you traveling fast enough to keep on the inside of the ball thing.
  • + 1
 You would need a bungy cord pulling you towards your feet, I believe they use them in space(treadmill) for astronauts so they can exercise. Theoretically if you had the bungy thing pulling you onto a track type thing it would work...
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  • + 2
 sick of people sayings its been done, everyone knows NWD10 had something "similar" but this is going to be better.
and people shouldnt be worried about the ship moving and someone missing the landind? they would have already taken care of those thoughts, the only reason someone would miss the landind is if they were a shit rider.
i cant wait to see this, props =]
  • + 1
 cheers dude!
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  • + 2
 What if like a twister comes along thats just dessimated a custard factory and sucked up loads of fish from the harbour? You would have one massive fishy custardy mess that might get spat out somewhere other than the barge as a tadpole pushed it out of the way while nudging it as it thought it was an egg and like oh my god it doesnt bear thinking about!!!
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  • + 5
 sick idea! loved the hell barge in nwd10. bring that to sf again
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  • + 1
 Good job on getting this going boys. It can't have been easy. Way to get the scene exposed in Vic. I am impressed and will be there with the family to check it out. My kids are going to love seeing this live instead of on Video!!
  • + 1
 that's what we're hoping for!
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  • + 5
 Gettin' real stoked for this, not gonna lie.
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  • + 1
 The radio station the Zone was just talking about how rad this Jumpship thing is going to be! The masses are being exposed! Get ready
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  • + 1
 i got a hotel for that weekend, should be good with the beer gardens and all .we should gather up and do a massive urban assault!! before or after.
who's in?
  • + 1
 I hope you're being taken care of by the Parkside Victoria resort and spa, one of our very kinda sponsors.
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  • + 1
 i'm a little disappointed that this is on the same weekend as the island cup finals in port allice. arg! they are both gonna be so fun, which one do i go to?
  • + 1
 you know which one you have to be a part of...
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  • + 2
 why does every picture, article, or video turn into a pissing match. Physics this, barge that. Jesus everyone relax.
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  • + 3
 where does the last jump go to?! :/ haha
  • - 8
 Royal-dh, are you a genuine retard?
  • + 4
 ahh okay im following ! thanks
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  • + 2
 That SUCKS, its the same weekend as the Port Alice DH.
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  • + 1
 the hell barge in NWD10 went just fine so y is every1 so damn concerned about this !!
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  • + 2
 It's going to be awesome! I can't wait!
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  • + 1
 I think it's hilarious how often mtbers will argue about physics. STOKED for this comp!!!
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  • + 2
 i really want to see someone bail into the harbor
  • + 2
 my bet is Jordie will hit the water first.
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  • + 1
 cant wait for this! going up for the full weekend, gonna be a blast
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  • + 1
 Will there be room for spectators on the bardge?
  • + 1
 nope... right now we don't even have room for the cheerleaders or DJ's. All the non-biking stuff is gonna be onshore.
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  • + 1
 this needs to come back to san francisco
  • + 1
 No man, you need to come up here!
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  • + 1
 do it on a aircraft carrier
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  • + 1
 hahaha on a big f*cking barge yeeeaa george. contest is going to be sick
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  • + 1
 It works redbull bargespin proves it snm
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  • + 1
 NWD 10!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • + 2
 June 10-12.. they said in the video!
  • + 1
 I didnt have my sound on i watched it in class Razz
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  • + 1
 imagine a gust of wind
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  • + 4
 oh shit. Well, I guess we're gonna have to cancel the whole thing.
  • + 0
 gee shredder, no one knew that...
  • + 1
 I'm not saying it should be canceled just that it was not a completely new idea. I'm not against it or anything and think that it is going to be sick!
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  • - 2
 already done, bmx on a boat...yawn
  • + 1
 I can tell you're secretly super stoked about this.
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