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Third Gen Ford F-150 Raptor Owner Breaks Back With Huge Jump: Video

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The Ford F-150 Raptor has long been touted as a vehicle that simply loves to jump, not to mention blast across the desert at high speeds. Many have taken advantage of this fact over the Raptor’s decade-plus in production, which has ended well for some and not so well for others. Prior to the launch of the third-generation 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor, FoMoCo itself touted the pickup’s ability to soar through the air in a commercial, though an attempt to replicate that act by one owner left him injured recently.

This particular third-gen Ford F-150 Raptor owner clearly off-roads his pricey pickup on a regular basis, as we can tell from his Instagram account, sezac80. There are plenty of photos of him driving across various terrain and even jumping the truck, though his latest attempt at catching serious air apparently left him with a broken back and possibly some broken parts, too.

In the video, we can see the F-150 Raptor jumping what appears to be a relatively short distance across a not-terribly-high mound of dirt, though the camera is also rather far away from the action. Regardless, the truck lands pretty hard and bounces back up in the air, which certainly doesn’t look good.

“How to break your back in a new Gen 3! My dumbass decided to overdo it with a stock suspension and now I have a T12 compression fracture. I’ll be taking a break from jumping for the rest of the year,” the Raptor owner wrote in the video’s caption.

 

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It’s unclear if the truck itself suffered any damage, but we wouldn’t be surprised, given how hard it landed. Interestingly, we’ve seen much higher jumps result in both the vehicle and driver walking away unscathed, but in this particular case, a rough landing ensured that this wasn’t the case.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Bob

    Play Stupid games…Win Stupid prizes!!

    Rest assured, he will be back at it later in the year.
    Stupidity has no time limit or end!

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    1. Leethal

      Did you say “back” at it? Yeah, looked again. You did say “back”.

      Reply
  2. Bubolot oflotolot

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes!

    Reply
  3. Shawn Hill

    Hopefully the truck didn’t sustain any injuries.

    Reply
  4. Dee Hart

    There are potential Darwin Award Winners all over the place. This guy walked away easy… He could have wound up paralyzed from the chest down. I broke C-2 in a work accident and every day walking since then has been a gift.

    The truck looked ok, might want to change the shocks and springs to products that are meant for this task.

    Reply
  5. Joe Raft

    I see all the still wearing mask Karen’s are out in mass.

    Reply
  6. P.R.Ford

    The guy must have weak bones. That’s not much of a jump. Next time, get more speed.

    Reply
  7. KeithV

    It helps a lot to have a slight downslope where you land. The spot he landed looks not only flat, but possible a little upslope from them digging for the mound. This would significantly increase the impact at landing and cause the exaggerated rebound seen in the video.

    Reply
    1. Leethal

      I usually don’t analyze stewpid because it’s kind of obvious in the first place.

      Reply

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