Tuesday, January 10, 2012
FOX® Lands Levi LaVallee and His Snowmobile Safely After Flying a World-Record Distance of 412 Feet, 6 Inches
Scotts Valley, CA January 10, 2012 – The leader in ride dynamics, FOX congratulates Levi LaVallee on his history-making distance jump of 412 feet, 6 inches this past New Year's Eve in San Diego — the first 300 feet of the jump was over a part of the bay.
"I was confident that I could beat my old distance-jumping world record, but never imagined that I'd fly over 412 feet; what an awesome start to 2012," said LaVallee. "FOX has provided me with such great suspension support — it translates into confidence and allows me to focus on the task at hand."
"I'm now looking forward to Winter X Games at the end of January, and there's still a lot of snocross racing left this season," Levi went on to say.
LaVallee bested his own distance-jumping record of 361 feet, set during practice for the same stunt in 2010, just before his crash that took him out for a year.
"We couldn't be happier for Levi reaching his goal of setting the bar even farther out with his latest record setting distance jump," said Dan S. Robbins, Senior Marketing Manager at FOX." Here at FOX, our focus is to help athletes and enthusiasts redefine their limits at all experience levels. We're extremely proud to work with such a phenomenal athlete and person as Levi to help us learn and develop products that exceed his and our customers' needs."
As co-owner of Team LaVallee, Levi is a 4-time Winter X Games gold medalist, and the first person to attempt a double backflip in competition during the 2009 Winter X Games.
Levi will be competing at Winter X Games, January 26–29, 2012. You can also catch him and the rest of Team LaVallee racing snocross.
Watch the jump with exclusive FOX footage: http://foxshox.info/levi-record-jump
LaVallee's bio, wallpaper downloads, and more: http://ridefox.com/levi-lavallee
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