RE: Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane?

RE: Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane?

Tuesday 6th November 2007

Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane?

No, it's Ken Block's Impreza again


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Weโ€™ve got a bit of a soft spot for Ken Block. As co-founder of DC Shoes and being an all-round extreme sports junkie, heโ€™s made a fair amount of money to spend on pushing the envelope just that little bit further.

When it comes to four wheels, heโ€™s developed a bit of a thing for rallying. However, not content with just competing in the North American series, heโ€™s also one for seeing just how far he can fly his Impreza.

First up, he executed a 171-foot jump at a dirt course in America towards the tail end of last year. If you havenโ€™t seen the video, check it out here.

Now heโ€™s gone one better by flying out to New Zealand โ€“ health and safety nannies wouldnโ€™t allow the stunt to go ahead in the US โ€“ joining up with the DC snowboard team and executing a 70-foot jump in the snow.

As only an adrenalin-fuelled American can, Block said โ€œAll in all Iโ€™m really stoked how well it went. In all the experiences Iโ€™ve ever had, it truly was one of the most fun things Iโ€™ve ever done.โ€

Thereโ€™s no word of what he broke on his Scoob this time, but given that the only things that broke on the dirt jump were the windscreen and a damper, we imagine that the boys at Vermont Sports Car can breathe a sigh of relief this time. Until he comes up with his next idea that is.

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Herr Schnelle

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26,006 posts

186 months

Tuesday 6th November 2007
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Nope. Cant think of anything to say.

Paulle

30,496 posts

175 months

Tuesday 6th November 2007
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That's what comes of watching too much Dukes of Hazzard as a kid!

The Hitman

2,584 posts

182 months

Tuesday 6th November 2007
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Fair dews, that would take some serious balls...I know I'd have my doubts.

Marki

15,763 posts

242 months

Tuesday 6th November 2007
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Saw Stunt junkies on Discovery where some guy jumped his Imprezza around 170ft yikes

localherouk

2 posts

171 months

Tuesday 6th November 2007
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That will be the same guy then! If you read the article in it's entirety they even provide a handy link to him jumpimg 171ft in that very same scooby

Marki

15,763 posts

242 months

Tuesday 6th November 2007
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localherouk said:
That will be the same guy then! If you read the article in it's entirety they even provide a handy link to him jumpimg 171ft in that very same scooby
biggrin ok ,, it was one hell of a jump seemed to go on and on biggrin

bob1179

14,050 posts

181 months

Tuesday 6th November 2007
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Wow.

Crazy.

Man.


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toomuchbeer

877 posts

180 months

Tuesday 6th November 2007
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one word strings to mind.

IDIOT.!!!!

I'm also sure that the dirt jump damaged more than the damper and windscreen. There appears to be bit's flying off when he lands, and that means something else broke. Not to mention the welding on the body.

once again. IDIOT

Marki

15,763 posts

242 months

Tuesday 6th November 2007
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toomuchbeer said:
one word strings to mind.

IDIOT.!!!!

I'm also sure that the dirt jump damaged more than the damper and windscreen. There appears to be bit's flying off when he lands, and that means something else broke. Not to mention the welding on the body.

once again. IDIOT
Why Idiot confused

Ahonen

4,838 posts

251 months

Tuesday 6th November 2007
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toomuchbeer said:
one word strings to mind.

IDIOT.!!!!

I'm also sure that the dirt jump damaged more than the damper and windscreen. There appears to be bit's flying off when he lands, and that means something else broke. Not to mention the welding on the body.

once again. IDIOT
Why? It's his car, he can do what he likes with it.

I think it's great. Top marks.

Don1

14,866 posts

180 months

Tuesday 6th November 2007
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Nutter. The world would be a duller place without ejits like that. 10/10.

Civpilot

6,179 posts

212 months

Tuesday 6th November 2007
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I'm guessing the car has a very heavily moddifed drivers seat then?








I've sat in a Scooby of that vintage and there is no way a standard seat would comfortably hold a pair of bollox the same size as the ones that bloke obviously has hehe

top marks to him!

Marki

15,763 posts

242 months

Tuesday 6th November 2007
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Civpilot said:
I've sat in a Scooby of that vintage and there is no way a standard seat would comfortably hold a pair of bollox the same size as the ones that bloke obviously has hehe

top marks to him!
rofl

Herr Schnelle

Original Poster:

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186 months

Tuesday 6th November 2007
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Civpilot said:
I'm guessing the car has a very heavily moddifed drivers seat then?








I've sat in a Scooby of that vintage and there is no way a standard seat would comfortably hold a pair of bollox the same size as the ones that bloke obviously has hehe

top marks to him!
yes

Especially as the standard Imprezza Turbo drivers seat actually has a compensation cushion for lack of bolloxs...

havoc

26,563 posts

207 months

Tuesday 6th November 2007
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Civpilot said:
I'm guessing the car has a very heavily moddifed drivers seat then?



I've sat in a Scooby of that vintage and there is no way a standard seat would comfortably hold a pair of bollox the same size as the ones that bloke obviously has hehe

top marks to him!
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Agreed. It's insane, dangerous, and will almost certainly damage the car. But the only people at risk are him and his bank manager, and it's the last in a long line of people doing silly, extreme things 'because they can'. Not that different from the spirit that has taken individuals to the highest, deepest, furthest, and most dangerous places on the planet, taken us past Mach 1 (air and land) and of course to the moon!!!

E36GUY

5,904 posts

190 months

Tuesday 6th November 2007
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bonkers in the most brilliant sense!

nrayner

3,058 posts

254 months

Tuesday 6th November 2007
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No one who's old enough to drive should ever say "Stoked"

ApexJimi

20,962 posts

215 months

Tuesday 6th November 2007
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Muchos kudos clap

Nutter!

Fume Troll

4,389 posts

184 months

Tuesday 6th November 2007
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Good effort. Don't forget skiers / boarders can land these jumps, it's not like dropping straight onto flat gound. I've seen it done on a motocross bike and the landing was pretty smooth.

Cheers,

FT.

Marki

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242 months

Tuesday 6th November 2007
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nrayner said:
No one who's old enough to drive should ever say "Stoked"
You would need to be like totally stoked dude , come off it its just how they talk over there