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FOX Lands Levi LaVallee and His Snowmobile Safely After Flying a World-Record Distance of 412 Feet, 6 Inches

Levi LaVallee sets a new snowmobile distance jumping world record of 412 feet - crushes the old world record, which he held, by over 50 feet.

LaVallee bested his own distance-jumping record of 361 feet.
LaVallee bested his own distance-jumping record of 361 feet.

Scotts Valley, CA 01.10.12 Levi LaVallee sets a new snowmobile distance jumping world record of 412 feet crushes the old world record, which he held, by over 50 feet.

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 2629, 2012. You can also catch him and the rest of Team LaVallee racing snocross.

Watch the jump with exclusive FOX footage here
LaVallee's bio, wallpaper downloads, and more here


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Levi LaVallee

Levi LaVallee

Levi LaVallee

Hometown Longville, MN     Years Competing 21

Nicknames Launchin / Leaper

Team Team LaVallee

Discipline Snowmobile Freestyle, Distance Jumping, and Snocross

Honors World Record Snowmobile Distance Jump Holder at 412", 6", First to attempt a double backflip on a snowmobile in competition, 2009 ISOC Pro Stock Champion, 2009 & 2010 ISOC Fan Favorite, 2009 ISOC Rider of the Year, 2008 Male Athlete of Winter X Games

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01.16.12 LaVallee and Bodin Injured, Both to Miss Winter X Games 2012 Read more »

How does FOX contribute to your success?
Knowing I am on the best Shocks in the world gives me the confidence to push myself to new levels.

Tell us about your bike/vehicle setup.
My Team LaVallee Polaris Race sled is set up to be really forgiving. I am not as precise as some riders so I need my suspension to compliment my "wild" riding style. haha

What else is in your garage?
Sleds, Dirt Bikes, Boat, Trucks, Car, Mountain bike, Golf Clubs, ramps. - I'm a big Fan of FUN!

What's your training regimen?
Wood chip riding on sleds, dirt bikes, and I lot of ours spent in the gym!

Any major injuries, and how did you recover?
Both Knees, separated both shoulders, dislocated wrist, broken heel, compartment syndrome in my calf and a hand full of concussions. Recovered pretty well from everything but the concussions, - I 'm more of a dork now. haha

What's your typical pre-race/event meal? Guilty pleasure?
Pastas and Water and a Red Bull to give me a little kick! my Guilty Pleasure is chips and salsa, Oh boy I can get out of hand with some good salsa and some Tortilla chips!

How do you determine which races or events to enter each year?
By importance, exposure, and fun.

What motivated you to get started professionally?
Just the fun and competition of Racing lured me in.

What separates you from other professional athletes?
um.. i'm shorter then most. haha

What would you be doing if you weren't a professional athlete?
I would probably be doing dirt work, excavating.

What's the best thing about being a professional athlete?
Getting to experience so many things that very few do.

What other sports are you interested in?
Motocross, wakeboarding, off road trucks, golf.

Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
Work your tail off, stay positive, and have fun!

What are your favorite magazines and websites?

Favorite movie quote?
That was one Hell of a Ride!!!! - Travis Pastrana's On board camera after rolling his Rally Car like 10 times. haha

Who is your hero?
Travis Pastrana, Jeremy McGrath, and my pops .

Are you a Mac or PC? Mac

Top 3 bands Pennywise, Rise against,

Greatest strength Will to go for it .

Most frustrating challenge Double Flip and Injuries


01.10.12 FOX Lands Levi LaVallee Safely After Flying World-Record Distance, 412' 6" Alongside Robbie Maddison

Length 1:18   Location San Diego, CA

12.31.11 Two HUGE New Year's Eve Jumps! Levi: 412'! Maddo: 378'!

Length 0:39   Location San Diego, CA

12.31.11 Levi LaVallee POV Footage - Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. 2011

Length 0:50   Location San Diego, CA

12.30.11 Levi LaVallee and Robbie Maddison's Final Preparations - Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. 2011 teaser

Length 1:43   Location San Diego, CA

12.20.08 Levi Lavallee - Science of the World Record Jump

Length 1:47   Location San Diego, CA

12.12.11 Levi LaVallee and Robbie Maddison's First Jump - Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. 2011 teaser

Length 1:41   Location San Diego, CA

11.30.11 Levi LaVallee is Back on FOX

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