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8th Dec '16 1:38:57 PM KingLyger
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* In an episode of ''Series/HappyDays'' Fonzie sets a new world record by jumping over 14 garbage cans on his motorcycle. He makes it, but crashes after landing.

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* In an episode of ''Series/HappyDays'' Fonzie sets a new world record by jumping over 14 garbage cans on his motorcycle. He makes it, but crashes after landing. He also does another ramp jump over a shark later in the series on a pair of water skis, [[JumpingTheShark naming a trope in the process]].[[note]]The reason the trope is named after this moment is because, in the episode where Fonzie crashes after jumping the garbage cans, he admitted the stunt was stupid and vowed not to do anything like it again. Jumping over the shark ignored this CharacterDevelopment and was treated in-universe as a good thing.[[/note]]
14th Aug '16 6:51:42 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/{{Razorback}}'', the road to Benny and Dicko's place incorporates a ramp jump. Benny and Dicko, it should be pointed out, are crazy.
31st May '16 11:30:10 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TransformersCybertron'' has Hot Shot do this in one episode to cross a canyon after Ransack and Crumplezone destroy the bridge. The ramp in question? Optimus Prime's ladder/cannons.

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* ''TransformersCybertron'' ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' has Hot Shot do this in one episode to cross a canyon after Ransack and Crumplezone destroy the bridge. The ramp in question? Optimus Prime's ladder/cannons.
25th May '16 1:34:17 AM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/{{Burnout}} Paradise''. Jumps, flips, spins, rolls! One of the {{Collection Sidequest}}s is to land every "super jump" in the city.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Burnout}} Paradise''.''VideoGame/BurnoutParadise''. Jumps, flips, spins, rolls! One of the {{Collection Sidequest}}s is to land every "super jump" in the city.
6th Apr '16 9:41:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SinCity'' cars ramp off cliffs, hills, and apparently jump just by going down the street. This is obviously RuleOfCool.

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* ''SinCity'' ''ComicBook/SinCity'' cars ramp off cliffs, hills, and apparently jump just by going down the street. This is obviously RuleOfCool.
1st Apr '16 5:08:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Burnout}} Paradise''. Jumps, flips, spins, rolls! One of the {{Collection Sidequest}}s is to land every "super jump" in the city.

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* ''{{Burnout}} ''VideoGame/{{Burnout}} Paradise''. Jumps, flips, spins, rolls! One of the {{Collection Sidequest}}s is to land every "super jump" in the city.



* In ''{{Driver}} 2'', you have to jump your car onto a boat on at least two occasions. In the "Caine's Compound" mission, you jump a drawbridge at the end.

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* In ''{{Driver}} ''VideoGame/{{Driver}} 2'', you have to jump your car onto a boat on at least two occasions. In the "Caine's Compound" mission, you jump a drawbridge at the end.



* In ''{{Mercenaries}}'', a bridge over a river in the [[spoiler:final Ace Contract mission]] is destroyed by the North Koreans. When destroyed, a section of the bridge [[BenevolentArchitecture tilts 45 degrees upwards]]. Considering the mercenary [[SuperDrowningSkills can't swim]], well...

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* In ''{{Mercenaries}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}}'', a bridge over a river in the [[spoiler:final Ace Contract mission]] is destroyed by the North Koreans. When destroyed, a section of the bridge [[BenevolentArchitecture tilts 45 degrees upwards]]. Considering the mercenary [[SuperDrowningSkills can't swim]], well...



* In ''{{Stuntman}}'', this is one of the stunts you pull off (including one film that's the DukesOfHazzard in all but name), and at some point you even have to ramp jump onto another moving vehicle.

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* In ''{{Stuntman}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Stuntman}}'', this is one of the stunts you pull off (including one film that's the DukesOfHazzard in all but name), and at some point you even have to ramp jump onto another moving vehicle.
7th Feb '16 9:42:16 PM Chabal2
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* An old Windows screensaver had a motorcyclist jump over a random number of school buses. On occasion, the bus jumps over a row of motorcycles.
10th Nov '15 7:27:00 PM Josef5678
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** In a lot of these examples, the 'leap' is possible..... just not the landing. They went through a lot of General Lees as I recall.

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** In a lot of these examples, the 'leap' is possible..... just not the landing. They went through a lot of so many General Lees as I recall.Lees, that it's the main reason why the Dodge Charger is so rare.
6th Oct '15 1:55:24 PM Antigone3
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** Naturally, one of these jumps was in TheFilmOfTheSeries. The Series/MythBusters demonstrated that the claimed jump distance was entirely possible. Driving away, on the other hand ....
19th Sep '15 8:20:54 PM zerohelix
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Unfortunately (as proven by ''Series/MythBusters''), a Ramp Jump is nowhere ''near'' as easy to execute as it looks in fiction: The car should ideally land with all four wheels hitting the ground simultaneously, but in RealLife, the vehicle will tend to pitch downwards in flight, causing it to hit the ground nose first (instead of on all fours) with an impact force similar to any other head-on impact: Severe damage to the car's engine and frame (doubly so for sports cars, whose frames are specifically ''designed'' to crumple on impact[[note]]because softening the blow of impact makes the crash less deadly to the driver/passengers[[/note]]), which leaves the car in a more or less inoperable state.

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Unfortunately (as proven by ''Series/MythBusters''), a Ramp Jump is nowhere ''near'' as easy to execute as it looks in fiction: The car should ideally land with all four wheels hitting the ground simultaneously, but in RealLife, the vehicle will tend to pitch downwards in flight, causing it to hit the ground nose first (instead of on all fours) with an impact force similar to any other head-on impact: Severe damage to the car's engine and frame (doubly so for sports cars, whose frames are specifically ''designed'' to crumple on impact[[note]]because impact [[note]]because softening the blow of impact makes the crash less deadly to the driver/passengers[[/note]]), which leaves the car in a more or less inoperable state.
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