World-Record Monster Truck Practice Jump Foiled By Gravity

Joe Sylvester, 26, wants to break the 202-foot long jump record for monster trucks set by Bigfoot in 1999. On Tuesday, he took a practice jump of half the distance, but generated about twice the altitude he needed. Gravity sucks.

The test caught on video - including a shot from underneath Sylvester's "Bad Habits" truck - looks like a cannon shot into Pennsylvania farmland. Sylvester walks away, but not before throwing something at the wreckage.


Sylvester still plans to make his attempt this Sunday at Baker Hill Farm in Columbus, Penn., with a few modifications for launch trajectory. The bid will be aired live on

(H/T to Shawn!)

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