NO LIMITS: O Freestyle Snowmobile Star Levi LaVallee Breaks Water Gap World Record, Soars 412 Feet Over Marina Park On New Years
A run in with the Grim Reaper after a horrifically violent test crash would discourage most freestyle snowmobile riders.
But not Levi LaVallee.
Despite broken ribs, a cracked pelvis, a collaped lung and a punctured second lung after slamming into the ground while training for his 2010 “Red Bull: New Year. No Limits.” jump – a flight of more than 300 feet over a Marina Park in San Diego – he bounced back with a vengeance this New Year’s Eve.
Just after midnight on the East Coast, Levi rocketed over 300 feet of water – safely landing and effectively shattering his own world record for distance jumping on a snowmobile, clearing 412 feet, 6 inches before a national audience (ESPN).
Oakley’s star rider outdid his own expectations on his fortunate second crack at the feat, which nearly took his life before he could even attempt a real jump at Embarcadero Marina Park in 2010.
“I’m as excited as I think a person can be,” Levi said, rocking his Oakley goggles. “I just landed an over 400-foot jump. I’m not sure how the sled’s doing, but I’m OK, so it was good. It’s an amazing feeling. You have no idea how pumped I am.”
The seven-time Winter X Games Medalist (four Gold) and champion Snocross charger was the first to double backflip a snowmobile in 2009 at Winter X Games. But this year, he proved that his will and determination are just as huge as his heart.
A huge congratulations from the Oakley family on the historic jump! Check it: