3. STUNTMAN MATHS: Motorbike JumpAugust 19, 2014
Star Stuntmen Monte Perin (pictured) has involved many films, including “Spider-Man,” “Star Trek, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” and portraying Arnold Schwarzenegger’s stunt double in “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.”
Perhaps his most difficult stunt was landing his Harley in an open boxcar of a moving train for Disney’s 2008 Adam Sandler movie “Bedtime Stories”. In a career of over 25 years Perin has broken “almost everything” including both his arms, legs, knees, feet, ankles, several ribs, his back and his pelvis. See Confessions of a stuntman
Veteran stuntman Evel Knievel (1938 – 2007) was the pioneer of many stunt jumps. Here he is jumping 10 cars and 3 vans in 1973.
His injuries are legendary:
More Evel Knievel
The angle of the kicker in ramp design can vary from 100 – 700 (See below)
Moto-X Ramp Jump Maths
As any bike nut knows increasing speed and angle of take off will increase jump distance.
Here is a graph from final gear for speed vs angle to jump 90m.
METHOD 1 is approximate (See STEP 1 & STEP 2 above), but as METHOD 2 produces the same ans (See above), it is very useful.
You will find a thoroughly detailed calc for STUNT JUMP MATHS here:
And everything you ever wanted to know about PHYSICS OF STUNT JUMPS here.