Dyrdek Chevy Sonic KickFlip Stunt is the Spiral Jump

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Dyrdek Chevy Sonic KickFlip Stunt is the Spiral Jump

Post by brian » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:36 pm

Dec 17, 2011: Got word that folks from Chevy apparently are sponsoring a 'Spiral Jump' of sorts?
They are calling it a kickflip (a skateboarding term) and it's part of their Let's Do This! promotion.
Stunt to be performed today at 11 AM.
The ramps sure look familiar (metal version of the Spiral Jump take off ramps)

Will post up links to video's if this is what i think it is.
also see Spiral Jump links:
Questions on Spiral Jump Stunt
Astro Spiral Jump, Part 2
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Re: Dyrdek Chevy Sonic KickFlip Stunt is the Spiral Jump

Post by brian » Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:32 pm

So far found this picture on the web of the stunt.
Looking for more pics and video.
if this is the actual stunt the orientation does not look good.
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here's a sequential of the original
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Re: Dyrdek Chevy Sonic KickFlip Stunt is the Spiral Jump

Post by brian » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:07 pm

and here's a video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu7QuNUoMxs
Drydek Chevy Sonic KickFlip Stunt

not very pretty but still able to drive it after!

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Re: Dyrdek Chevy Sonic KickFlip Stunt is the Spiral Jump

Post by brian » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:40 am

And here's another view of the stunt:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP6MAY2YmMw
Alternate view of messy KickFlip
And to think they did 10 trial runs for this?
Looks like they are on par with the TopGear boys, they call it 'a success' i call it 'luck'
http://youtu.be/iVRmFQixqsc
Success? of Luck Top Gear Spiral Jump?

Should have spoken with us and we could have shown them how to do it the right way, like this!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trJocyjCBzo
Spiral Jump aka KickFlip done correctly!
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Re: Dyrdek Chevy Sonic KickFlip Stunt is the Spiral Jump

Post by MSI » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:56 am

Here's the 'official' video with a couple of views and interview with Dyrdek.
He mentions the 'Bond Spiral jump' and wanting to do that but 'too expensive'????
They never contacted us, a couple of minor tweaks (checking the design/etc for the different car with our simulation program) and we could have done it right!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axRU_Hu2BBo
Interview and multiple views of KickFlip

(thanks to Doug Milliken for sending some of these video links. He and i hope to do a second generation Spiral Jump someday! (My father and Doug's father were the team that brought the original spiral jump to life!) Too bad Dyrdek/Chevy didn't think to contact us to get it done right!)
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Re: Dyrdek Chevy Sonic KickFlip Stunt is the Spiral Jump

Post by brian » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:58 am

From the boys at TopGear: Video: MTV star Rob Dyrdek goes topsy turvy in Chevrolet’s city car
Watch a Chevy Aveo do a barrel roll
And they mention:
record-breaking? what's that all about?
I looked it up!
from Casino Royale (2006) Trivia
  • "The car barrel-roll stunt by the Aston Martin DBS broke the world record for the most barrel rolls assisted by a cannon. Originally, the racing specifications of the DBS meant that a standard ramp would not be sufficient to get the car to roll, so the special effects team were called in to install a air-powered cannon behind the drivers seat. This allowed the car to complete seven full rolls. The stunt was officially entered into the Guinness Book of World Records on 5th November 2006"
but um....it isn't really a 'stunt' more like a crash/mess!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgNxKOLrAyA
Video of Aston DBS barrel-roll in Casino Royale[/url]
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Re: Dyrdek Chevy Sonic KickFlip Stunt is the Spiral Jump

Post by brian » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:41 pm

Autoweek covers the stunt.
Skateboarder Rob Dyrdek kick-flips a Chevrolet Sonic for ad
which includes
  • "Professional skateboarder and MTV star Rob Dyrdek did something with a Chevrolet Sonic on Saturday that's never been done before: a kick flip. That's what they call it when a skateboard, or a car, corkscrews off a ramp, landing back on four wheels."
um....ok, i guess no one has done it and called it a "kickflip" but it's been done and done much better! (Ok, and sometimes much worse!)
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