10. Chasms


Every daredevil begins his or her career with a chasm jump – basically, jumping an empty gap between a takeoff point and a landing point. The gap can be small, such as the one you might have jumped yourself, as a child aboard your first bicycle or motorcycle. Or, it can be incredibly wide, such as Trigger Gumm’s one-time record of 277.2 feet in 2005. Robbie Maddison has since lengthened the distance, but more on him later.