What In The World Is Travis Pastrana Up To Now?

Brent Jaswinski
by Brent Jaswinski

We hang with Travis as he prepares for Evel Live and the world premier of his newest movie, Action Figures 2

Travis Pastrana is a psycho, seriously, but in the best way possible. He’s also one of the most genuinely nice human beings out there. Few other people in this world can seemingly bend the laws of physics to their will like he can and then bounce off the ground like a basketball (or sack of potatoes) only to get up and do it again when things don’t go as planned. He’s revolutionized the sport of freestyle motocross and all the other action sports he’s tried. From skydiving and base jumping, backflipping and front flipping motorcycles, to racing rally cars and demolishing anything in his path, all the while somehow managing not to die – there’s no end or limit to Travis’ abilities or creative ideas. He just landed this one trick – I don’t even think there’s a name for it yet, but it could easily be called the “what the fuuuh…” – and all the spinning and twisting while backflipping through the air, several stories above the ground is enough to puzzle even a Rubik’s Cube wizard.

See what I mean?

We’ve had the pleasure of hanging out with Travis and his crew over the past month as he’s been preparing for his Evel Knievel world record tribute jumps in Vegas this Sunday. We’ll be there in person as Travis attempts three jumps over the Caesar’s Palace fountain, 16 Greyhound buses and 52 cars. One way or another, history will be made, and you can watch it all unfold live on the History Channel, 5 pm Pacific, 8 pm Eastern.

Travis, his wife Lyn-Z and their two daughters, Addy and Bristol.

We also got to attend a special world premiere with Travis at Red Bull HQ for his newest movie, Action Figures 2. He and the Nitro Circus crew elevate their shenanigans to a whole new level and it’s definitely a must see if you’re any sort of a motorsports fan, or if you like to see people do crazy shit. The Action Figures 2 trailer, as well as a longer sneak peak, can be watched below, but these clips only scratch the surface compared to happens in the movie. We hope everybody had a great Fourth and here’s to keeping the party going this weekend. Cheers!


Brent Jaswinski
Brent Jaswinski

More by Brent Jaswinski

Join the conversation
  • Alan Golightly Alan Golightly on Jul 07, 2018

    travis was driving when hit a tree and paralyzed passenger.
    not all fun and games

  • Meaty Midrange Meaty Midrange on Jul 09, 2018

    I watched most of the "Evel Live" show on History Channel last night. It was entertaining, but a couple of things about it bothered me. They deified Evel, which I'm not sure he deserves. At the end of his career his reputation as a bully, abuser of his family and drugs had become public knowledge. This is post mortem celebrity rehab at its finest. And, although Pastriani did technically break Evels records, there's really no comparison. Travis had months of practice, a huge support team, and tech backing his efforts. Knevel's "process" was announcing his next stunt, collecting the money, and then getting high enough to actually attempt the jump. Although I have little respect for Knevel as a person, there's a lot more "daredevil" in that than what Travis does.

    At least the Indian bike was cool. HD must be pretty annoyed at losing that publicity.