table & ramp
You announce an exciting, super dangerous, sensational
timing stunt with a car and a motorcycle. You can't really tell more about
it because explaining this stunt in detail is very difficult. Actually,
it's three stunts that are very precisely and gracefully combined within
one second. This is a stunt that your audience should see more than once.
Because it is very complex and there is a lot of action at the same time.
At the start of the stunt we see a two meter high motorcycle ramp. Twenty-five
meters behind the ramp a man stands on a high stool of about two meters
high. A motorcyclist will use the ramp to jump over the man who stands
on the stool. This is not possible as long as that man is on that stool.
This is only possible if the man is no longer standing on the stool at
the moment the motor flies over him, but lies flat on the ground. A third
stunt man has to take care of that. He drives a car into the stool. At
the same time that the motorcycle starts from the right, the car leaves
from the left. This stuntman in the car must be at the stool with the
man before the motorcyclist is there. The car drives the stool away from
under the man, after which the stuntman who stood on the stool begins
to fall down. Exactly at the moment when the man standing on the stool
is lying on the ground, the motorcycle flies over him. The car must therefore
be at the stool a little before the motorcycle. But not too early because
the car then crashes into the motorcycle ramp (obviously this is accompanied
by a beautiful fire effect). The car should therefore not arrive at the
ramp earlier than the motorcycle is 'loose' from the ramp.
Graceful and elegant! A precision stunt that is best watched with the
audience is a little further away from the stunt. This way it is easier
to see everything happen exactly at the right time than when you are very
close to it.
This stunt can be built up and executed in a few minutes during an event.
Before the start of the event however, we need a number of hours to get
the distances and timing just right. This must be done at exactly the
same place where the stunt takes place during the event.
This is a four-man stunt. One man in the car, one man on the bike, one
man on the stool, and a fourth person for safety and coordination.
If the car hits the motorcycle, or the motorcycle hits the man on the
stool, the consequences are incalculable. As an organizer you know that
this will not happen, because you have seen the rehearsals before the
event. However, your audience knows nothing about these rehearsals and
will certainly doubt whether this will work out, and whether it is possible
at all. Until, after a few 'failed practice runs' a perfect, very nice
timing stunt is performed at your event.