Australian stunt rider and FMX champion
To describe Robbie Maddison in brief is like trying to fit 43 people into a VW Beetle, it just ain’t gonna happen. If you were to try and describe Maddo in one word, it can only be “nutter”. He and his motorcycle bend the laws of physics as he jumps over, on, off or through some of the most incredible things your mind can imagine.
He’s jumped over a football, held world records for longest distance jumped on a motorcycle (with a trick thrown in for good measure!), he jumped onto a replica of the Arc de Triomphe, then just for fun, jumped back down. He backflipped over the opened Tower Bridge in London, leapt over 300 feet across the Corinth Canal and most recently jumped close to 400 feet over the San Diego Harbour with friend Levi Lavallee on a snowmobile next to him. Starting to get the picture?
On top of all that, Robbie is also one of the most feared FMX competitors in the world. When he should be concentrating on those mammoth leaps, he comes out and wins X Games medals and X-Fighters trophies just because he can. He’s also a hell of a father and loving husband, which he regards still to this date as one of his biggest accomplishments in life. Yep, Robbie Maddison is more man than just about any other person on the globe, and with an open mind and the wonders of technology, the world really is Robbie’s oyster.
Robbie has always managed to turn adversity into advantage, saying that his numerous injuries have only served to help him focus on his goals and raise his own bar. “In some ways, serious injuries helped me refocus on how important this whole adventure around the world is to me. It fires me up more than ever, so it’s a blessing in disguise. Traveling the world, doing something I love, meeting the people I’ve met — it’s been a wild ride and I want to keep it going for as long as I can.”
In the summer of 2015, Robbie Maddison and DC set out to blur the lines of what’s been done before and what’s only been dreamt of, in an attempt to fulfil a 3-year long ‘pipe dream’.
Robbie embarked on a journey to bring the juxtaposed beauty of nature and machine together to make his dream a reality. Often times up against seemingly insurmountable odds, maddo achieved the career-defining feat of riding his dirtbike on the powerful, breathtaking, and iconic waves of Tahiti. It’s something you truly have to see to believe.
“It’s not about being the first or being right, it’s about believing in yourself because you know something is possible.”
Maddo’s motto is: “Face your fears – live your dreams” / he turns adversity into advantage.