SANTA MONICA, California, June 4 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — On Thursday, June 12th 2008 in the heart of New York City, BMX legend Kevin Robinson will attempt to soar into the world record books by clearing the height of a nearly six-story building on a BMX bike, in the second-ever Red Bull Experiment.
Robinson, winner of seven X Games medals including three gold, is one of the few athletes to be invited to every X Games to date. The winner of the coveted “Most Outstanding Athlete of X Games 13” in 2007 will hurl himself down a 60 ft high roll-in and up the 27 ft Super Quarter Pipe and attempt to soar nearly six stories high against the back drop of the world-renowned New York City skyline. The current record is held by BMX pioneer and Kevin’s mentor and sponsor Mat Hoffman.
The Red Bull Experiment will take place in Central Park on Dead Band Road (east side of Sheep’s Meadow) starting at 7 pm on June 12th.
THE MARK TO BEAT
Hoffman first set the record in 1992 by being towed into a 21 ft high ramp putting him 44 ft above the ground. He has since improved on that record several times and the current mark stands at 50.5 ft above the ground. Kevin’s Super Quarter Pipe will be 27 ft high, meaning he will have to soar approximately 54 ft above the ground to break the world record.
THE KEVIN ROBINSON INNOVATIONAL
As a follow up to the Red Bull Experiment, on Saturday, June 14th Kevin will invite a collection of the world’s top pros to ride the ultimate Super Quarter Pipe and compete in the iconic setting of Central Park. Kevin’s vision for the Kevin Robinson Innovational was to select the best riders to compete in an environment that would stimulate the innovation and progression of BMX. The rules of what is possible on a BMX bike will be changed at the Kevin Robinson Innovational.
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