Video: Johannes Fischbach Sets New Long Jump Record, We Think

Mar 3, 2019
by Brian Park  

Nothing official yet, but Johannes Fischbach sent this through with a note saying he's pretty sure this is the longest jump on a bike ever at 50 metres. Holy hell.

Fabio Wibmer did a 43 metre send on snow last year, and then there's this throwback of another bike ski-jump...


121 Comments

  • + 136
 No ENVE's to be seen here folks.
  • + 8
 Stop being so envious already Wink .
  • + 13
 It's a step down.
  • + 41
 It’s not Enve’s fault. It’s the hub’s fault.
  • + 35
 @Aengis: seriously guys, give enve a break. They did say that you could buy a brand new car and wreck it as soon as you drive it off the lot. If that doesn't explain to you why it's just fine for your $3k rims to break, I don't know what will...
  • + 5
 @Crooks: Paul Aston gave them several breaks. Probably because he was off the brakes.
  • + 8
 Silva would have double flipped it.
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 @Crooks: too funny Big Grin that PR guy won't even get fired he's on par with the rest of their team
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 @Naturel: Its really not his fault though. Whoever quality tested his response just made a human mistake and missed all the BS, we're just humans after all. Oh and the keyboard used to type it out wasn't so great.
  • - 3
 @Naturel: Pretty sure "that PR guy" is actually one of the original employees of ENVE. He was also a wheel builder there and has seen a lot of stuff coming through ENVE. I am pretty sure he has a lot riding on the quality on his product and will try to make sure something happens. Reading the review, it seemed like more of an attack against carbon wheels than anything.
  • + 3
 @Beyond-The-Tape: Besides personally feeling that carbon wheel are wildly inappropriate for Electric Mountain bikes I think the biggest issues with the review was ENVE's lack of accountability for a product that they charge a massive premium for.
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 @theredbike: They did take responsabilty and probably would in a customer situation by processing a warranty. I honestly think that from what the author describes, that he should have been on a M9 rim. The PR guy did say that, they shouldn't have received the rims and there is obviously a hole in the QC procedure, sounds pretty accountable to me.
  • + 108
 Next up: UCI announces a 3 round ski jump dh world cup
  • + 8
 I fully support this idea!
  • + 39
 That old school video is Igor Obu on his Steppenwolf DH Bike in... 1999.
It was in a TV show back then, I can't remember the name.
The Jump took place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER).
Distance was 41,11m.
Look here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLbkEczpOF0
  • + 5
 I came here to put exactly this comment here, but found yours first. Na, prost! Big Grin

P.S.: Wasn't this on ”Wetten das...”?
  • + 5
 It was an RTL show called "ihr seid wohl wahnsinnig". 42,11m - crazy for that time!!!!
  • + 2
 Thanks for sharing that! Chemical Brothers and what a sketchy landing he pulled out off!
  • + 7
 Whooa, the old geo and small wheels definitely increase the sketchiness factor. He nearly got bucked off as well on the landing!
  • + 1
 Wow. Those narrow bars!
  • + 1
 It looks like he’s riding a kids bike!! Crazy impressive...
  • + 4
 extra points for the fanny-pack (i.e. AV equipment).
  • + 1
 Sweet Carhartts!
  • + 1
 Cheers for that. The landing impact is nuts. Every time a particular guy i know, talked s*** about the old 32mm Boxxers, i always thought of this video haha. The tune used, just before he drops in, is The Chemical Brothers 'Under The Influence'.
  • + 41
 Waiting for Rogatkin to cork7 that jump
  • + 3
 I vote quintuple tailwhip
  • + 17
 It just seems so easy on video. I will translate the end “my seatpost angle is to shallow”
  • + 6
 Well yeah, I can image. He has to ride all the way up that hill again.
  • + 16
 Man, everything about the bike in the old footage looked so sketchy.
  • + 14
 It looks about 15 times more scary than the new jump.
  • + 15
 Darkfest has ruined me.
  • + 1
 ^^^ This.
  • + 13
 Nuts but, that's a drop.
  • + 6
 That's why they call it "Olympic Ski Dropping". Smile
  • + 8
 May be the world record should be measured by air time instead of distance? didn't seem to be off the ground in either time or height for any where near what rampage or fest series riders acheive
  • + 5
 Why? Racers like Fischbach in general jump anything on race tracks flat because time is money. Opposite on Rampage and Fest...
  • + 1
 @Serpentras: I'm not getting you bud, lost in translation?
  • + 2
 @nojzilla: maybe, airtime as a racer is not important , same here. Distance is what we looking for.
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 @nojzilla: nothing stops you from starting longest airtime world record competition. You must set sht loads of rules though...
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 What I meant was, (I'm not taking anything away from his accomplishment) He didn't seem to be in the air for very long.. I'm pretty sure I've had wheels of the ground for longer time than that ski jump over a 20ft double(an I suck) Big Grin He got his distance from the speed he was travelling. Now look at a (something like) a Fest 90 ft jump an measure the arc the rider travels, not from lip to lip...
A LOT more air time and, I'm willing to say more distance traveled..............?
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flag TheOriginalTwoTone (Mar 4, 2019 at 7:45) (Below Threshold)
 @nojzilla: So let's get you a bike from 1999 and see how you fair.
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 @nojzilla: Dude, why do you think it has to be one or the other? As said, nothing stopping anyone from setting up another record for longest airtime, but this was a record for distance. (And frankly, the fact that he was using so much speed makes it quite impressive, IMO!)
  • + 2
 @wingguy: do you know how a ski jump is measured exactly? Is it from lip to landing? Or distance down the landing hill? Or distance calculated in a straight line? I'm not having a pop, I'm genuinely interested in which rider is covering more distance....
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 @TheOriginalTwoTone: OK but you called it so you pay my travel, you pay for the bike from 1999 (though I wonder why you would make that part of the deal) and you pay for my inevitable medical bills Big Grin
  • + 1
 @nojzilla: you're saying you've had wheels off the ground longer than he did. Well the video is from 1999, I doubt you're referencing yourself from 20 years ago. So it begs the question would have the balls to do the same on 1999 tech.
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 @TheOriginalTwoTone: so.. Back when I was BMX'ing.. Yeah I was jumping 20 ft doubles back then....
  • + 0
 This record was for distance. Why can't you just accept that?
  • - 1
 @rallyimprezive:
yes,,
I can get that
But,
Who covers more distance
Is what I'm asking
Lip to lip in a measured straight line
Or the actuall travelled arc........
Do I need a f*cking chalk board to spell it out to you like a f*cking child
Hashtagfaceoalmemoji
  • + 1
 @nojzilla: Wow. Pissy. I understand that you are wondering about the actual path traveled. You are so fantastic for wondering that. Such an outside the box thinker, you are.
If it's so important to you, then figure it out yourself. Grab your chalk board and do the math.
  • + 1
 @rallyimprezive:
I'M pissy??? LOL
go look in a fkng mirror. OR just re'read these comments an see for yourself how light hearted I'M being before Y'all started commenting like dicks............
  • + 11
 Hooooly crap!!!! that's flying..
  • + 9
 I always looked at our 1988 Olympic ski jumps, and was like, "you would literally freaking die".
  • + 4
 I'd love to stand at the tip of the jump, just to realize how scarier it is in real life compare to videos.
  • + 5
 @t1000: Having stood at the top of the ramp before, I can tell you it is really f*cking big and scary lol!
  • + 2
 x2. I've stood at the top, and tobogganed down the "astroturf-eqse" landing slope when younger and stupid(er). it's f*cking terrifying - I couldn't imagine hitting that on a bike.
  • + 1
 Same thing on the 1968 olympic ski jump, so fu..ing scary Smile

btw there was an enduro race for the 50 years of the ski jump, mountain biking is really taking over skiing
  • + 9
 Do it with enves then i'll be impressed
  • + 7
 Sets world record. Films it with a potato.
  • + 6
 The handlebar width in the old footage, man it can't be more than 620mm. Gnarly AF!
  • + 2
 Didn't Fabio do 44 meters or something like that.... on the snow... on accident? Something tells me that if this becomes the new "record" it won't last long. Pretty sure there are some guys doing dirt to dirt close to this already.
  • + 1
 I love the speed/acceleration. I always wanted a world cup circuit that only does downhill ski runs, full open, no trees, root canyons or switchbacks. Hit 100km/hr plus on gravel with jumps and rutted turns at speed. It would be awesome to watch via drones and helicopters.
  • + 1
 Seems like what redbull wants too.
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 @Naturel: So we are going to call it the Redbull Descent of Death? I'm 100% in if we get to rip straight down a mountain, on gravel, with booters that cap 120 feet on an mountain bike / motocross with no motor!!
  • + 5
 Sram brakes by any chance
  • + 1
 I wonder how many ENVE haters have actually owed a pair? I've owned 2 sets and can't say enough positive accolades about my personal experiences. Those pesky keyboard trolls strike once again!
  • + 2
 hey now, mentioning whether or not a bike had a bottle cage was getting old, we had to move on to something new
  • + 1
 Dude with a username like that, do yourself a favor and never come back here again.
  • + 1
 Ofcourse it was all a bit overreacted. However its not like the response from ENVE did it any good.
  • + 4
 The fear addicted, a danger illustrated.
  • + 2
 Props for a Keith Flint quote on this saddest of days
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 Shocking man. Days are precious.
  • + 4
 Zink would have flipped that!
  • + 4
 Should have added half a dozen backflips.
  • + 1
 Does anyone know where the video is, of another guy doing something similar, years ago, with some old 32mm Boxxers on his bike? The impact of him landing was pretty crazy haha
  • + 4
 Could have sworn I saw Wyn Masters do something similar in scale.
  • + 1
 Im pretty sure at the end that sentence he says is I think I pooped my pants a little. Insane balls to do something like that.
  • + 1
 No, he said: dude, that was an impact.
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 Why did the ramp have to be so narrow?
  • + 11
 Imagine they want to keep him pointed right down the middle of the landing. Build it too wide & he could send himself over the edge & into the abyss.
  • + 14
 Low budget production
  • + 7
 It's a ski jump, that's why
  • + 5
 @Veloscente: into the abyss would extend the record though, no?
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 The real question is, why would it have to be any wider?
  • + 2
 The POV video didn't look like much, until you see the side view of the jump. Freaking crazy speed and even crazier landing.
  • + 2
 Seems like THE FEST boys are already clearing that!!
  • + 0
 Huge balls required no doubt but jumping off a ski jump ( step down) doesn't seem the same to me as hitting a more traditional jump.
  • - 2
 Try it... huge percentage of folks clearing A-line make it because they touch down before they lose balance completely. If jumps had same kickers but landings were shorter and going deeper so that the flight was lasting a second more they would smash their faces with their crappy technique based on forgiving bike. It is forgiving both on the take off and on the landing
  • + 2
 Dustfarter- Good job, you can tell the difference between a nordic ski jump and a regular jump for MTBing..... now where's that medal for most obvious post of the year....
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: Yeah everybody riding A Line sucks, the only reason most people make it is because the jumps don't allow enough air time for all of them to just flail out in the air. Thank god for the forgiving bikes.
  • + 0
 @warmerdamj: if you just sit by a trail like A-line on a crowded day, you'll see so more dead sailors than Davy Jones has seen through his undead life. And these will be same people, doing same sort of dead sailor, time and time again. Been there, done that, not holier than thou, but people often don't realize how hard it is too manage additional second of flight. If you can count a little bit past 3 seconds, it is damn long. 1-2secs are often manageable, but 2-3 is a big difference.
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 @WAKIdesigns: plenty of 3 seconds air time on A-Line there Swedish expert.
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 @WAKIdesigns: so people who clear a-line would eat shit in a poorly built version of it... interesting.

for sure 1-2" is manageable, but 2-3 seconds in the air is massive, either for bike or snowboard/ski, it's pro level. I remember Wille Yli-Luoma talking about a 3" kicker in a snowboard video.

@Naturel: no 3" jumps in a-line, I don't even think in crabapple.
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 @ismasan: plenty of 3" on B-Line tho
  • + 1
 @Naturel: even 4" and 5" in c-line
  • + 0
 @ismasan: I definitely don't mean people who compete in Crankworx Air DH... but I see plenty of folks hitting 20 footers and being completely unaware how close they are to eating it. There is a dude on V10 sending the Rollercoaster in Hafjell while sitting on his ass most of the way...
  • + 2
 Cam Zink still waiting of everyone to finish their attempts.
  • + 1
 ehhh, Nathan Rennie circa 2005 is WAY more gnarly than this.
  • + 1
 Yea but that was _only_ 121 feet.... not 164 feet!! LOLZ!
  • + 1
 @CrispiRider: it was also a proper double jump, not a step down. Consequences of Rennie's gap were infinitely bigger.
  • + 1
 Lackluster compared to some previous record jumps
  • + 4
 All about the camera angels. Get what you mean though. But thinking of 50 meters... that is fucking far!
  • + 2
 @chillrider199: them f*cking angels again, mate!
  • + 1
 I'm pretty sure I've jumped further...
  • + 1
 they need to add this to the X-games
  • + 1
 Hope he gets the guinness world record to make it official.
  • + 2
 #sendyfortheboys
  • + 1
 This should be part of the xc course.
  • + 1
 youtu.be/iLbkEczpOF0

Igor Obu did it 2011
  • + 1
 Hold my beer...
  • + 1
 Not for me...
  • - 1
 Not sure its a record there is bigger on you tube on an older video
  • + 0
 Fischi for president!
  • - 1
 still not as impressive as ski jumping
  • + 0
 Zero f*cks…..
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