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Josh Bender Hitting the Jaw Drop

Josh Bender hitting the Jaw Drop

285 Comments

  • + 150
 the very first shot makes it look like he is landing it to flat
  • + 39
 ya it is pretty scetchy

but i think that drop is almost impossible cuz A: the suspension needed would be like 15 inches and even that might get bottomed out and also the landing is not steep enough so the shock itself is going to throw u over ur handles so its hard if anyone can land that i will be soo amazed and if they can do it on a HT i will give them 1000000 dollars
  • + 157
 lets sum up all of the arguments...bender has BALLS
  • + 15
 the landing is way to flat
  • + 14
 lol Jojojof
is that a bet?
  • + 98
 the landing is almost vertical you just cant tell it from the camera angles. and i wish bender would actually land something.
  • + 12
 i wonder when he is going to realize that its never going to happend. i wish they just let that 15 year old hit the drop, just so he would crash and get some sense nocked into him
  • - 34
flag cubsrtbest99 (Feb 16, 2009 at 19:03) (Below Threshold)
 dude have you seen other angles?
  • + 34
 the bike he uses has 12.5 in. of travel
  • - 54
flag cubsrtbest99 (Feb 21, 2009 at 18:15) (Below Threshold)
 yea we all know that
  • + 10
 not jojojof
  • + 17
 why do people still call it JAW drop? right, people's jaws drop when they see someone hit it, but it's time they realize it is JAH drop...
  • - 58
flag dhboy03 (Apr 7, 2009 at 7:15) (Below Threshold)
 because it is an insanely huge drop only a couple people have landed
  • + 17
 who? no one is crazy enough to hit it except bender
  • + 4
 it's crazy
  • - 34
flag batesy44 (May 27, 2009 at 13:32) (Below Threshold)
 i bet u could do that in a mx bike
  • + 1
 all of them
  • - 21
flag afro-99 (Jul 9, 2009 at 6:30) (Below Threshold)
 i thaught this drop was for mx peple with like 17 really damp travel inches of travel
  • + 2
 holy shit how big of a drop it that
  • + 3
 i think ita around 45 feet high not shire about air time to
  • + 2
 pack the landing mabey
  • + 6
 that would make it worse and its actually 57 feet
  • + 3
 total internal EPICNESS! tup tup tup tup tup tup tup tup tup tup tup tup tup tup
  • + 18
 i could land that on my mates bmx
  • + 17
 just a test seeing how many neg props i get
  • + 5
 wouldnt it be best if you turned down the rebound nearly all the way? then the suspension would absorb your landing, and cos there aint any huge trail features after the landing it wouldnt matter that hes at the bottom of his travel
  • + 0
 not that we know of
  • + 2
 oh and, ps it's said jah drop josh bender said so.
  • + 1
 What happened to Bosh Jender's bike after this? does it still exist?
  • + 2
 yep perfect condition too. thats why karpiel's awesome
  • + 0
 Did he do it more than once?! :S
  • + 2
 why fox forty? it will suck, use a russe bigfoot Smile it has 300 and fox only has 200
  • + 1
 i would go for the bigfoot too, its what bender used. and i dont think an air shock would be a good idea in the back, you want to have around 600lbs in your shock
  • + 2
 has the 40 got travel adjust up to 12"?
  • + 1
 is he dumb?
  • + 6
 i think so.
  • + 3
 marzocchi super monster would do the trick... or get you killed
  • - 2
 thing that i dont get is if he ate shit 1 time. y would you try it again
  • + 8
 because he rides bikes? and hes not a pussy?
its kinda a natural instinct for bikers to try something again after they have crashed.
  • + 2
 amen to that!
  • + 46
 I understand that bender helped progress our sport, but he's so fucking stupid
  • + 75
 bender help us to realise, that the steepness of transistions is very inportant.
  • + 17
 helped*
  • + 29
 If nobody was as stupid as him nobody would step it up. We would all be considering 10 footers are big. Bender just stepped it up and is a legend to some and a failure to others. Legend to me.
  • + 37
 ...no... Wade Simmons landed bigger shit than Bender. Get yo' facts staight, son. Bender was just a dumbass.
  • + 12
 Yeah landed. Bender helped elvolve the sport though so did wade simmons. I also said some hate him and some like him. He's landed some decent sized stuff back then, bender is more known for his crashes and failed attempts than what he actually landed.
  • + 15
 Its all opinionated, and can I leave a comment without getting a reply from you for once?
  • + 35
 Not if you keep leaving, dumb, useless ones.
  • + 11
 I maybe left 2 or 3 useless comments that wern't that dumb either that you replied to. There are so many other people out out there, your just aiming it towards me.
  • + 1
 why do u say he ''helped'' doesnt he ride anymore?
  • + 1
 not like he used to, the guy's still out there shredding but thats the way extreme sports work- like it or not when you get old you cant do the same stuff 10 years ago.
  • + 1
 How old was he in this vid? any idea...?
  • + 2
 because its really flat... ? go watch other vids u will know
  • + 5
 freeriderguy17 i think corsair711 likes you
  • + 0
 lol no he isnt riding he broke his spine dude he was almost paralyzed he walks with a cane
  • + 2
 he's crazy not stupid.
  • + 8
 Josh Bender is LEGEND. For those of you in your teens.....I can remember Bender from back in the ninties when most you guys were in pre-school, he was hitting huge stuff when people hadn't even thought of it yet. He crashed alot sure, riding HAS progressed since then ....but make no mistake, Bender has acheived a mythological status that should be admired for pushing this sport to where it is today.
  • + 0
 yeah but surely his riding and landing percentage should have progressed also over all those years, dont get me wrong though, guys got balls and massive respect for that, just a shame about the talent. :-s
  • + 7
 wow you must have some big balls to do this over and over again and keep falling
  • + 7
 bender hits stuff so big even if he knows that he wont land it he'll prob do it 4 the sake of it
  • + 3
 I think the landing is plenty steep, but just about 10 or 15 feet up from where he actually landed. A little slower,no pull on the bars. Bender pulls on the bars like crazy and lands back wheel all the the time, then craters the front when it slaps down with the resulting 30 degree headtube angle. He should have rolled in,with no or just a little air. If the landing was tracked,could even lay down a sheet or two of plywood,he would roll away SOOOO fast that might be the next problem.
  • + 7
 bennder landed it on his latest attempt!!!!
  • + 0
 no he didnt, hes failed it 3 times already, even hes worked out that he carnt land it (part of the problem is those sodding forks, http://www.risseracing.com/forks.shtml , they have no bottem out ramp so bender just blasts the travel so easily with little resistance the shock ends up being over loaded and fails, if he were to run marzocchi super monsters then it would be a different story as it has a proper separated dampening cartridge, oh and if he ran a lot slower rebound he should be able to predict the shocks kick alot better)if you look at side oh videos of bender running that fork you can see that on impact he almost instantly bottoms it, he could do a bit better if he had fox 40's as the dampening would do better then the extra 4 inches of travel.
  • + 4
 not enough travel in the world
  • + 3
 Wrong. Super monster would snap in half. And if not I would think his wrists would snap off.
  • + 1
 Wrong, super monster is a rock solid fork! the risse bigfoot isont!, supermonster has a superior dampening cartridge, the fact that the bigfoot is an "upside down" fork means by nature its going to be more flexxy, you also have to remember other have 300mm travel so he would not break is wrists.
  • + 4
 I'm not saying the super monster wasn't a good fork for what it was. A huckers fork. It was crap in any other application period. And off the jaw drop you are breaking your wrists... Or in benders case your ankles.

And for those of you who say he's just stupid for trying it. Isn't that what this sport is a bout really? Not thinking? Smile
  • + 3
 lol every one knows the supermonster is shit of any other then hucking. but i ithnk in a few years some nutter will get up and drop it and not crash on impact, but need very lon travel forks to develop before that happens. i dont think hes stupid for trying it, i think he is for the kit he used as i have already explained. our sprt is about pushing boundaries in the per suite of adrenaline, that's exactly what Josh bender did here.
  • + 2
 dude u guys rite a lot
  • + 1
 I take it you don't like to read?
I guess what we are doing is taking advantage of the right to RITE on a forum Wink
  • + 1
 ok but i don't no wat that means
  • + 3
 "lol every one knows the supermonster is shit of any other then hucking"

is that not what hes doing?!
  • + 6
 i bet bender is shorter than he was b4 he started biking
  • + 3
 ironic his name is josh bender, seeing that he bent his helmet all out of whack lol, would take lots of courage to do that over and over again, good job
  • + 2
 I would like to throw a dictionary at you my friend. That's a coincidence, not ironic.
  • + 2
 yeah thats us canucks for ya
  • - 2
 No just you. Please don't speak for the rest of us.
  • + 6
 Oh no, please forgive me for that 5 year old comment.
  • + 1
 josh brender foi um grande homem do freeride ele tem o record do maior saltu do mundo de bike e uma pena nao o podermos ver porque ele veio a ficar parapelegico dps de uma queda no red bull rampege 2004 dps de bater violentamente numa pedra com as costas
  • + 5
 naw its bender he hits anything out there
  • + 5
 He's a great man. and fucking insane!
  • + 1
 Do you guys think that he could land it if he would nose in a bit more? Cause his rear suspension always loads up and bucks him just as his front wheel finally hits... all the momentum forward throws him over the bars every time. If he landed both wheels together, he might still bottom out, but he probably wouldn't get bucked like that.
  • + 1
 he did land with both wheel at the same time and still crashed hard
  • + 4
 its not a drop its a f*cking cliff
  • - 4
flag Sotarn (Feb 2, 2009 at 15:33) (Below Threshold)
 Yeah it is not a fuking drop... fuking suacide for your bike and yourself
  • + 3
 English motherf*cker DO YOU SPEAK IT? Smile

Just messing around....But no really Wink


JOSH RULES!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 3
 high five Wink
  • + 2
 High Five returned Smile
Happily
  • + 2
 g = 32 ft/s^2
50 ft = 1/2 g t^2
t =1.77 seconds
(32 ft/s^2) x (1.77 seconds) = 56.57 feet/second

he hit the ground at;
36.57 mph or 62.07 km/h

that can't feel good.
  • + 1
 I would love to see him land that!! It would be such a punch in the balls to all the hatters! But since he got off the scene, I would like to see Robbie Bourdon or Carlin Dune trying...
  • + 0
 I think if he pedals much , if he got more speed when he jump he can land that thing ,further , but thers more chance.. than just jump at 2 km/h...?.. anyway its too late for that and its not me that gone try it too see if it work! Love is willingness
  • + 3
 its really steep i been up there and when you get to the top of the drop it looks flat
  • + 2
 yeh, when he lands he alips down the hill well fast
  • + 1
 slips
  • + 1
 If he had his suspension set up better, like way more rebound, he prbly wouldn't have gotten bucked int the blink of an eye; especially in that last attempt when he went straight OTB.
  • + 1
 Graham Agassiz and andreu lacondeguy hit a 76ft drop at rampage 2014 on normal DH bikes this one is 60ft and he's doing it on a bike with 12.5 inches of travel (the landing is pretty flat though)
  • + 2
 yeah because your fat stupid and your balls havnt droped yet! so untill they do quit biking ok... then you can talk shit
  • - 1
 yo i know 4 a fact that the way there pulling up like that is goin to f*ck'em up, cuz u can't always depend on that front shock cuz your weight is thrown forwerds & u eat it bad, so if i had the balls 4 it i would not pull up so much...
  • - 3
 your a fool! you have to on some thing like this, plus to some people it come naturally, note on most of his drops he does, im not claiming to be josh but i also do, i dont know why i just do, on gaps as well, if you see any of me gapping i will be full on bar humping. (not sexual)
  • - 5
flag bxxer-rider (Mar 6, 2009 at 14:32) (Below Threshold)
 oh and i wouldnt mind adding that i have landed all gaps/hucks i can remember, and i dont just do small, ive done about 25-30 foot gaps (remember im on a 6" frame as well)
  • + 1
 moooooooo
  • + 1
 This man started the Freeride sport, And I notice nobody else even in todays time is hucking themselves as big as he used to.
  • + 2
 man you got guts of steel to do that more than once, i hope you got it eventually though.
  • + 1
 i swear someone has landed this...on one of the freeride vids pinkbike were showing before dust n bones was released..anyone?
  • + 1
 haha they need to put like a little kicker or something in then you might be able to because to me it looks like it gets steeper right away??:P:P
  • + 1
 demn f*cking crazy Jew !!! this is ... lol rly big drop is it like 20 met. ?
  • + 1
 i think he could land it if the landing wasnt so soft it looks like he sinks in a bit
  • + 1
 at forty seconds that is the clip they use on rush HD for the mountain biking adverts just to say lol
  • + 1
 ouch!!! that must hert after a epic fail man i can never do that he has balls actless
  • + 1
 Its been done before, I've seen it done at least 2 times, out of hundreds of trys
  • + 1
 why doesnt someone build a tranny landing there?
a few bobcats and 2 days of work and itd be done
  • + 1
 because that's an obvious invitation to get your ass sued because some 15 yr old decided he'd go for it Razz
  • + 1
 josh bender is truly crazy, 1: he had the balls to hit the drop. 2: he kept going back for more despite crashes.
  • + 1
 what a goon everyone with any common sense would know this isn't physically possible
  • + 1
 This VIDEO is a EPIC WIN....even without the landing. when he lands that...its going to be GOD-LIKE!
  • - 1
 if he lands it Dead Horse
  • + 1
 bet you landed it second try this dudes been in nw films and allsorts so stop lying
  • + 1
 I dont get what posseses people to drop offs that big, to something so flat, but well done to the man Razz
  • + 2
 This is not a human Big Grin This is Bender lol
  • + 1
 repps to bender mate. hes amazing. to do it over and over again is ridiculous.
  • + 1
 he could fix the landing to make it steep enough to land safely but where's the balls in doing something safely.
  • + 1
 that drop is so HUGE hats off for bender for even trying it! let alone re-attempting it! Salute
  • + 2
 he tried that how many times?....way to never give up!
  • + 1
 4 times.
  • + 1
 I know eh....thats called balls....especially when he wiped out every time
  • + 1
 Ok if you puase it directly at 6.o its the rear shock that bottems out
  • + 3
 im surprised he is alive
  • + 1
 i hear something about his IQ be4 the drop was 154 and after severa; trys fall to 100 is it true?
  • + 1
 Bender is amazing! If anyone in the world could be indestructible it should be him. But that drop needs a steeper lander.
  • + 1
 I'd like to see someone land that it would be sick. crashes are cool to though
  • + 1
 this dude slept in my friends yard :?
  • - 1
 maybe bender should start off tryin to land off something smaller maybe 5 feet?? never seen that bwoi land shit in my life haha!!
  • + 1
 heh, i have this on a poster Big Grin
  • + 1
 This is really big drop :>
props for him Smile
  • + 1
 Whatever anyone says Bender has the biggest balls ever!!
  • + 1
 colt fake would do this on his bmx
  • + 1
 josh bender the legend! dropmachine!!
  • + 1
 No words can describe his insanity Big Grin ..2 Big Balls! Big Grin
  • + 1
 haha not after that!
  • + 1
 wow, is he still on his karpiel? or somthing else?
  • + 1
 at the begining it looks like you landed on flat
  • + 1
 hit it up with a snowmobile in the winter
  • + 1
 no technics but very very BIG balls Big Grin
  • + 1
 How many feet is the drop
  • + 1
 why the fuck does he keep trying!!
  • + 1
 In Kamloops BC jaw breaks you!
  • + 1
 that drop is 5 minites awy from my house
  • + 1
 bender sucks! although that landing is almost flat
  • + 1
 radical and fanatical too bad he probly cant ride a bike anymore
  • + 1
 Josh Bender is f*cking #1
  • + 1
 He is kind of a dumbass. He is never going to land that shit.
  • + 1
 0.54 savage landing almost comes to a dead stop
  • + 1
 ALL HAIL JOSH BENDER!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 landing is to soft, hitting to hard and getting pulled into the rocks..
  • + 1
 omg! dumb ^^ u must be mad to do that ! :o
  • + 1
 WTF is wrong with this guy??
  • + 1
 he deserves so many fucking props for even having the guts
  • + 1
 Looks like his rebound is too fast
  • + 1
 The one ttime he just walked away from it...
  • + 1
 Hit it enough times and that landing should get steeper...
  • + 1
 in the very first shot..it looks like hes doing bodyboard lol
  • + 0
 maybe if he went on the slim fast plan he wouldnt bottom out so bad, FATTY!
  • + 1
 I think my gran hit that on her mobility scooter once.
  • + 1
 48ft of ohhh..... bam over the bars
  • + 1
 haha
  • - 1
 a quote from bougs lets sum up all of the arguments...bender has BALLS --------------------------------------------------------- not after the way he landed that
  • + 1
 how many times does he have to eat it to stop trying it lol
  • + 0
 you cant reall have on this guy i mean sure he doesnt land it or do a fucking tail whip but...
  • + 2
 aint it jah drop
  • + 1
 VVVVVVVVVVVOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
  • + 1
 robbie bourdon hucks huge shit on 7 inch travel bikes
  • + 1
 the hip he does in NWD9 blows this away. and he lands it
  • + 1
 Yes that flatspin on NWD9 was great but I'd definatly be more impressed if someone landed the Jaw Drop.
  • + 1
 He may not be pro, but I don't think it's fair to say he sucks Razz
  • - 1
 WOW cubsrtbest99 you think that the landing to the jaw drop is "almost vertical"
well i will tell you that it is almost HOROZONTAL
  • + 2
 nice
  • + 1
 He has balls off stell but in the same time he is an idiot..
  • + 1
 Haha he had balls to hit it but i tihkn he lost them in the end
  • + 1
 he axually landed the second attemt pretty good...
  • + 1
 idiot
  • + 1
 buy a parachute bender.
  • + 0
 has anyone ever landed jah drop???
sorry if i sound like a retard
  • + 1
 these guys got balls
  • + 4
 1 guy
  • + 1
 he means this guy has got balls, he abrievaeated he has to he's, and how well do you speak canadian LOL Wink Razz
  • + 1
 no he hasent , he hasent sed hes got balls - he said these guys got bals "these" and "guys" is a term used when trefering to multiple subjects!
  • + 1
 he he had meant multiple people he would have said these guys HAVE got balls, however, i think that you smell funny Wink *mature insult*
  • + 1
 we will leave it here then - however i still disagree - and i think the smell is you:P
  • + 1
 i smell cheese
  • + 1
 Sometimes i wonder
  • + 1
 no hes failed it 4 times
  • + 1
 FTW!!!
  • + 1
 he's a pure legend
  • - 1
 no
  • + 1
 vod!!
  • + 1
 you gotta love bender
  • + 1
 Go big or go home !
  • + 0
 how meany times did he do it?
  • - 2
 i think hes tried it twice
  • + 2
 he hit it four times
  • + 0
 wow. was this replayed or did he do the drop lots of times?
  • + 0
 he hit it 4 times if u look closely the 3d and 4th time he wore a backpack
  • + 0
 3rd*
  • + 1
 bender was robbed...
  • + 1
 THATS CRAZY!!
  • + 0
 yeah cubsrtbest 99 i would like to see you land
  • + 1
 josh the back bender
  • + 2
 ha
  • + 1
 Its too big to be fun
  • + 1
 Thats what she said. Sorry i couldn't help it lol. Seriously though i dont see how anyone looks at that and thinks it can be done. And then fail and go back for more like he does.
  • + 1
 i'D HAVE TO ADMIT THAT WAS A GOOD ONE
  • + 0
 ya cause he sucks at drops
  • + 1
 ouch
  • + 1
 fuck... he hase ballzz
  • - 1
 no
  • + 1
 are you fvcking kidding me?
  • + 0
 no
  • + 1
 what song is that?
  • + 2
 wow, never mind, im stupid
  • + 1
 BENDER IS THE MAN
  • - 2
 no he is NOT Razz
  • - 1
 thts 1 f in mental drop i mean 60 foot a bet u have got less balls now get it lol
  • + 1
 cuckoo!
  • + 1
 what????????
  • + 1
 that is fucked up
  • + 1
 Oh Josh.
  • - 1
 Dude u suck I landed that on the second try with my gambler!!!!!
  • + 0
 What a dumb ass
  • + 0
 your an effing -RE-TARD
  • + 0
 try hitting it!
  • + 0
 what a lad
  • + 0
 sick bail jk
  • - 1
 dude so many people are mad at me Big Grin
  • + 0
 Drop Master !!!!!
  • + 0
 I wouldn't call him a master of drops, since he's better known for failing constantly than landing, but I can certainly say he has a big hairy set compared to most other riders... And knowing most downhillers thats saying something. ;p
  • - 1
 is he off his head
  • - 2
 has anybody ever ridden away from that drop?
  • + 3
 nope josh bender is the only person to try it
  • + 1
 u should build a landing
  • - 1
 wat a fuking mad head
  • - 1
 song?
  • + 2
 Look at the end you E-tard
  • + 2
 what happened to R-tard?????????
  • - 2
 benders is shit. has no skill
  • - 1
 Skill or not he has the balls to try it. Lets see you do it. ;p
  • + 0
 ye go on then
  • + 1
 Would love to... But if you check my profile my bike is listed as a $200 canadian tire special. Also note I live in nova scotia not arizona or wherever said drop is. Sorry but it's all up to you buddy. Also I never said -I- had the balls to do it I just said he did. Big Grin
  • - 1
 you gotta love bender
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