Video: Petr Vinokurov Hits a 45 Foot Drop in Russia

Jul 1, 2020
by Petr Vinokurov  


Words: Petr Vinokurov

I've built such a huge drop for the first time! I am very glad that I turned my old dream into reality. We've waited several weeks for the rain to stop and the speed trail to become dry. And finally, I can show you the video. Be sure to watch with headphones or good monitors to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of RAW.




At the beginning of May, while climbing the green track of the bike park in Sochi, I saw an old construction road running along the new serpentine, which the builders of the latter used to get up to 960m, and thought it was a good spot to land. It took only 8 days to build. I have been looking for a suitable place for a long time.

I think this is not the most difficult jump in size and flight time. But a short landing and a turn after it, as well as a turn before the jump add some difficulties ... Diagonally, from the end of the drop to the start of landing - 14 meters.





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133 Comments

  • 180 17
 Y'all can keep your electric motors and clunker wheels. This is the type of shit that gets me fired up.
  • 28 2
 That's all well and good but have you ever had someone come to the door while you were napping and dreaming about unattended Big Macs? That gets me fired up every time.
  • 2 0
 Bet his heart rate was fired up too after that!
  • 4 27
flag armeniandave (Jul 1, 2020 at 15:37) (Below Threshold)
 This was awesome but only .01% of riders can actually do this kind of
riding. If this gets you fired up great but don't knock what gets other
people fired up!
  • 3 1
 Great work on that jump. He looked cool as a cucumber after putting that down.
  • 2 2
 Sick AF move, but slightly disappointed the title doesn't say "yuuuuge drop".
  • 4 1
 Very Benderoni! Has Kirill recovered and gotten back at it? Nice to see another big Russian sender making the front page!
  • 105 2
 In Soviet Russia, Drop hits you.
  • 35 0
 how did you know?! this is SECRET INFORMATION!!1
KGB is coming for you!
  • 2 1
 Came here to make the exact same post hahah.
  • 1 0
 And as always, hev nice day..
  • 76 1
 doesn't look scary at all when someone else is doing it...
  • 7 1
 #GoProEffect
  • 3 2
 @JSTootell: You may have a point if the drop was actually shot on a gopro but...?
  • 1 1
 That would be one of the worst case landings in history if he came up short, that knuckle on the landing is medieval !
  • 65 1
 Landed that squeaky clean
  • 34 1
 It can't be landed any other way...
  • 36 0
 No Leatt brace, no armor, no pads - just a dude, a bike and a helmet. Absolutely wild.
  • 102 1
 He was wearing goggles
  • 9 0
 @kylar = win's comment of the day - LOL
  • 5 0
 And wearing Nikes!
  • 1 0
 Seems like you’d want a good pair of thick denim jeans in case you crashed
  • 1 0
 Raw dog.
  • 36 0
 @mike levy, so we going to get some 45 foot huck to flats for new trail bikes or what
  • 9 0
 Makes jumping a Mini Cooper look like amateur hour
  • 4 0
 Should be part of the XC field test. I'm sure Nino is hitting 46 foot drops in his free time anyways!
  • 4 0
 I recon he tried it with the grim donut and that’s where it’s gone! In 2 half’s in a dumpster
  • 2 0
 @Bigwill13: what is this Grim Donut you speak of?
  • 2 0
 Mike, do a big one for us.
  • 3 0
 @ReformedRoadie: it’s legendary yet mythical. It appeared once never to be seen again!
  • 1 0
 @Bigwill13: it was too good, the industry had to kill it
  • 24 0
 I jumped a curb the other day.
  • 3 0
 Wooooah steady on there! Gonna need at least 3 days recovery after that escapade!
  • 1 0
 Jumped off the curb? Or up the curb? One wheel at a time? Or both wheels at once?

Both wheels at once up the curb is at least something. I usually do one wheel at a time going up these days.
  • 2 0
 With your Leatt?
  • 2 0
 @oneloosecrank: Yep, Leatt neck brace, full-face, chest plate, shin guards, wrist guards, elbow/knee pads, goggles, and padded compression undergear. Still surprise I cleaned it and was left unscathed.
  • 2 0
 @tacklingdummy: I'd have worn all that and probably have needed it - fair play to you for having it and clearly being competent enough to not need need it! Safety first bro
  • 19 0
 brake check ... lever to bar ... let's go!
  • 1 0
 Haha good catch! Adrenaline strength lever pull maybe?
  • 1 0
 My guide Rs are like that, maybe I can hit this gap too?
  • 1 0
 Absolutely
You won't have a choice will you?
  • 16 0
 Freeride ain’t dead!
  • 3 1
 Who said it was, for we need to kill him
  • 1 0
 pfft of course freeride isn't dead It just evolved into a slightly less popular but still incredibly cool section of mtbing
  • 1 0
 @Bikerdude137: you guys do understand it’s a joke right?
  • 1 0
 @nyhc00: and you didn't understand i was joking?
  • 13 1
 I'm supersized the frame absorbed the weight of his massive balls
  • 7 0
 My arms are crossed, my eyes are closed, my head is turning left to right, and Im saying "NOPE"!
  • 2 0
 Balls - what you say? "Nope!"
Stomach - what you say? "Nope nope!"
Head - what you say? "Nope nope nope!"
Crack cocaine- what you say "HOLY F YEEES!"
  • 5 0
 That was big and rad... but not 45 feet. Diagonal measurement is way too misleading. That's like saying a 5 foot step-down with a 40 foot gap is a 45 foot drop also.
  • 2 0
 Agreed. I was expecting 45 foot drop vertical. Still effing rad AF though. Comrade Killed it
  • 2 0
 If you want to see a huge vertical jump watch vinny t's biggest drop ever Also a 5 foot drop with a 40 foot gap would impress me more then a 5 foot gap with a 40 foot drop Imagine the speeds for a step-down like that
  • 1 0
 @Bikerdude137: yea haha the speed would be crazy!
  • 8 1
 Talk about ASMR
  • 2 0
 How do you decide what size takeoff to build and what speed to hit something like that? It's not like he's got the option to gradually move the takeoff back, and of you've got to hit it first time, coming up short pretty much = death in this case... I know the short answer is "practice"!
  • 3 0
 Russia looks beautiful country. On a side note, Petr Vinokurov for Rampage.
  • 4 1
 That landing zone was less than 10 feet high.. .
  • 6 2
 Пиздец!
  • 1 0
 Nice work! That looks really well built, and more importantly - great execution on hitting it! Were there any sketchy clips?
  • 3 0
 See, anything is possible, even without doping! Wink
  • 3 0
 Drop rides you in Mother Russia.
  • 3 0
 dang! landing looks small and a little flat for the size of the drop
  • 2 0
 I like how calm he as after this massive drop, he was more composed doing it than I was watching this . . .
  • 1 0
 Tyre buzz or bum cheeks flapping? I know mine were watching that. Fair play, I suppose with a dangly pair that heavy you're gonna bottom out any landing.
  • 6 3
 If he Dies, He Dies!
  • 4 2
 People downvoting you are probably thinking ‘they must break you’ for being insensitive. That wasn’t really an exclamatory line in the movie tho so maybe they think you botched it.
  • 2 0
 I must break you
  • 2 4
 PB: "Been a while since we've seen a proper freeride one-hitter."
But.. i've seen a lot of them in one line ridden from a bunch of crazy riders, think the Gap-/Drop at Loosefest (Malmedy) is even bigger..!? I think around 25-30 meters, that' what it looks like when you stay next to them.
But no question.. that is a big one for sure, CONGRATS!
  • 2 0
 That rear wheel nearly had his trousers!
  • 1 0
 second attempt with no mullet, lets see.
  • 3 0
 Balls of fire!
  • 1 0
 If that’s wha they mean by “27.5” wheels are more flickable and Fun then give me 29x5.0
  • 1 0
 It looked like there was hardly any impact on his body, on landing = nailed it.
  • 1 0
 Super clean. Nothing feels better than setting it down on a bed of pillows.
  • 1 0
 Big. I wonder how this compares to the road gap drop on the hard-line course.
  • 1 0
 the road gap at hardline was 35 feet vertical (i think) search: how big is hardline, gmbn did some measuring
  • 1 0
 I’ll have a go if I can follow you in.....next time...I’ll have a go next time...
  • 1 0
 I cannot believe how amazingly smooth that was... what a perfectly built jump- so long as you get the speed right!
  • 2 1
 Love it, крути/рискуй
  • 2 0
 Sendy
  • 2 0
 Like a boss
  • 1 0
 That landing looks way to flat for the size of that jump but it works!!!
  • 2 0
 Петян - мужик!
  • 1 0
 DING! DING! DING!n New winner for Cleanliness landing.
  • 1 0
 Sweet huck. #giveusthegrimdonut
  • 1 0
 Awesome
Though 2008 called and sayS “well this is a normal day...”
  • 1 0
 Welp, I suck at mountain biking.
  • 3 0
 Did you just learn this today? When I moved to BC I just accepted that I sucked at riding. You can't have an ego about trying to keep up with anyone. There's just too many crazy fast people.
  • 1 0
 @friendlyfoe: Oh, I’ve learned it often, but this was one of many frequent reminders. Haha.
  • 2 1
 And on a kona, such Big balls Eek
  • 2 0
 Malodyets!!!!
  • 2 0
 PISDETZ
  • 1 0
 Show us the first try please
  • 1 0
 That deep exhale at the end...
  • 1 0
 So smooth, nice execution!
  • 1 0
 makes dirt merchant look like riding off a curb.
  • 2 1
 Sick.
  • 2 1
 Send it!
  • 2 1
 Hell Yea
  • 1 1
 Massive sigh of relief...
  • 1 0
 So clean!
  • 1 0
 Massive! Nice work.
  • 1 1
 He Operator’d the shit outta that drop
  • 1 0
 greased it!
  • 1 0
 This is sick!
  • 1 0
 Yeah boiiiiii
  • 1 0
 Oh those Russians!!
  • 1 0
 Пиздец...
  • 1 0
 Пиздец... always matters.
  • 1 0
 Awesome job!
  • 1 1
 big
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