Stunt Junkies - Grand Canyon Skateboard Base Jump - Bob Burnquist
TMBA is the New York animation studio that created the "physics behind the stunts" animations for Discovery Channels "Stunt Junkies" TV show.
In this stunt Bob Burnquist rolls down a on a custom built 40 ft. mega ramp roll-in, and then grinds on a 40 ft. rail that extended over the Grand Canyon. Once he reaches the end of the rail, Bob then skydives/base jumps 1,600 ft. into the canyon.
In a stunt that will likely never be duplicated, Bob Burnquist entered the history books by becoming the first person to ever skateboard down a 40’ mega-ramp and onto a 40’ rail and then safely BASE jump off the rail 1,600 feet down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. To call the stunt unique is an understatement; this was the ultimate skateboarding stunt ever performed and will secure Bob’s place among the sport’s all-time elite.
“The truly unique thing about this stunt is that Bob is probably the only person in the world who could do this” said Jeb Corliss afterwards, adding that “I’m a great BASE jumper but there is no way I could have done this stunt!”
Bob is one of the world’s best mega-ramp riders and an avid skydiver, who just recently learned to BASE jump.
The stunt required enormous skill, requiring a mastery of two completely different disciplines.
Adding even more danger to the stunt was that fact that there was very little margin for error when launching off the ramp and transitioning onto the rail because the slightest mishap on the rail could have spelled disaster for Bob as falling on the rail would have precluded him from making it far enough away from the side of the cliff for him to safely open his parachute.