Danny Way's MegaRamp Jump sponsors by Quiksilver & DC Shoes on July 9
01 Jul '05
7 min read
The leading boardriding lifestyle company Quiksilver Inc and parent company of DC Shoes announced it has partnered with Global Village Media Group and MegaRamp Events to sponsor skateboarding world record holder, X Games Gold Medalist and DC Shoes Team Rider Danny Way's world record Great Wall of China MegaRamp Jump on July 9th at the Ju Yong Guan Gate.
Way already holds skateboarding world records for distance (24 meters / 79 feet - 2004 X Games) and unaided height (7.14 meters / 23.5 feet - 2003 Point X), but his Great Wall of China leap will be his most tremendous test of ability ever.
Numerous people have tried to jump over the Great Wall, most notably a 2002 attempt that left a mountain biker dead, but Way will be the first to attempt the jump on a skateboard.
To challenge his current world record for unaided height, Way gained the blessing and cooperation of the People's Republic of China, and specially designed the Quiksilver and DC-branded Beijing MegaRamp, the largest skateboarding structure ever constructed. The take-off ramp towers 65 feet above the Wall, and the roll-in has a 60 degree downslope.
Way may break the world speed record for a skateboard on his descent. He will then roll up the world's largest quarterpipe ever built 30 feet high to try to break his own record for height out of a ramp.
"Quiksilver continues to grow around the world, and China is an important region for our brand," said Bob McKnight, CEO,Quiksilver. "Danny is the perfect athlete to bring this feat of skating excellence to this nation, and his jump will serve as a bridge to a country which has discovered its passion for skateboarding. It also represents an enormous opportunity to bring our boardriding lifestyle to the youth of China and the tremendous excitement surrounding this sport."