5 Things We Loved About 'Robbie Maddison's Pipe Dream'
This was one of the videos that you watch and you wish you were the one on the bike. A lot of awesomeness happened in the span of four minutes when Robbie Maddison completed his dream of riding a motorbike through the waters of Tahiti, which was a project two years in the making.
"It's not about being the first or being right, it's about believing in yourself because you know something is possible," Madison said on his own website, Robbiemaddison.com.
Here are the five things we absolutely loved about "Robbie Maddison's Pipe Dream."
1. Teahupo'o, Tahiti
He didn't just ride his motorbike on a lake somewhere but Maddison took a bigger risk on by attempting this on the water surrounding Teahupo'o, which is a village at the focal point of the large and dangerous waves of Tahiti. This attempt was the first of its kind and there might not be a crazier place to achieve your goal.
2. The Waves
When you see surfers testing their luck riding the high waves, you instantly think that this guy going isn't going to ride a wave on his bike, is he? He sure did, and he rode it as if he was a surfer.
3. The Production
The video looks so good it honestly looks fake. The people at D.C. made this real motorbike attempt seems as if it was a movie. The music made you feel like you were out there riding alongside Maddison. When the cameras pan into the monster waves at the very end, you begin to hold your breath. It was an Oscar-winning overall production.
4. The Finale
After the camera showed the giant waves, Maddison attempted to ride it out. The waves come crashing down and he is nowhere to be found. You think he might not have made it. As the camera zooms out, Maddison somehow makes it out alive.
5. Robbie Maddison Himself
The Australian motorbike stunt rider isn't afraid to take a chance. In 2011, he attempted to jump 400 feet across San Diego Bay but landed just shy. A year prior to that jump, he successfully moto-x jumped over the Corinth Canal in Greece. He even won a Screen Actors Guild award for best stunt ensemble in "Skyfall" as the stunt double for Daniel Craig as James Bond.