I wonder what Robbie Knievel has to say about this. It has seemed to me, for quite some time now, that these guys with their motocross/x-games experience had long since eclipsed what Robbie does. And they make it look easy. Robbie ends up looking kinda dumb doing it in a parking lot with not enough room, so he breaks his hand sliding into a bunch of haybales.
Heck I'm surprised Trigger didn't throw in the standard tabletop whip during the jump.
Whattaya mean, suicide? Evel Knievel's still alive. Sorta. Well, parts of him, anyway.
And Evel did all his big jumps on an honest-to-'murica Harley-Davidson XR, complete with suspension designed in the Stone Age. Relatively speaking, landing these lightweight MXers with suspension travel measured in feet has to be a piece of cake. Or at least providing a somewhat improved probability of success.