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Aussie Daredevil Hacks Dirt Bike to Run on Water

posted: 08/03/15
by: Danny Clemens

Is a dirt bike still a dirt bike without dirt?

Australian daredevil Robbie "Maddo" Maddison has spent the last two years trying to hack his bike to glide effortlessly over water. His hard work and persistence have finally paid off; Maddison recently took to the crystal clear waters of Tahiti to show off his awesome new toy:

"I don't think the photos or video show how physical it was. You can't see that when the wave broke right behind me, I honestly thought that might be the end of my life," Maddison told Surfer Magazine in an interview.

"I've never felt like I was in the wrong place at the wrong time more than I did right there. It was a near-death experience. At the end of the day, the images and footage say something pretty awesome, but the ferocity and how gnarly that thing was can't really be put into words."

Our own Mythbusters' Jamie Hyneman attempted a similar feat a few years back -- although his attempt didn't end quite so gracefully:

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