Watch this Motocross Video: DC/Robbie Maddison's AIR.CRAFT with Crazy Stunts at the Tucson Boneyard
When motocross superstar Robbie Maddison released his latest collection of signature gear and a stunt/action video this week, we watched the death-defying tricks and massive, air-catching jumps with glossy eyes.
And then we realized Maddison picked a very familiar backdrop.
Off of Interstate 10 in southern Tucson is an aircraft boneyard where military and commercial planes go to rust. In early 2012, big-name New York curators Eric Firestone and Carlo McCormick raided the boneyard, snapped up a series of nosecones and sent them to artists around the country, and purchased four DC Super 3 planes and flew in street art heroes ROA, How & Nosm, Nunca, and Retna to give them modern paint jobs.
Check out behind the scenes footage and our favorite stunts after the jump ...
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The two hosted a blowout art show, art collectors from around the country flew in to see the large-scale canvases, and when the dust settled, the most of the planes returned to the boneyard to collect dust.
That is, until Maddison showed up.
The 31-year-old adrenaline junkie and the DC Shoe crew filmed for three days at the boneyard in Tucson, creating ramps, jumps, and drops from more than 50 planes and a number of shipping containers.
And the result is AIR.CRAFT, an eye-candy montage of Maddison's incredible freestyle motocross skills that will likely make his fans drool.
The athlete has made a name for himself performing a variety of Evil Knievel-esque stunts, including motocross sequences for James Bond in Skyfall, and a record-breaking motorcycle jump of 322 feet, 7.5 inches at the Rio All- Suite Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.
Check out our favorite tricks from AIR.CRAFT after the jump ...