News He Did it! Stuntman jumps Snake River Canyon to tribute Evel Knievel.

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  1. Macro57

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    Friday afternoon, 42 years after Evel unsuccesfully tried it, Eddie Braun used the original plans from Bob Truax to build an exact replica of Evel's "Sky Cycle" to recreate the jump. Parachutes were updated to current technology due to it being the source of failure in the original jump.
     
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    :yay:
     
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    Hi. This will be probably seem like a strange question, but I'm writing a book and I'm asking DS members if they'll vote Hillary or not. What say you, OP?
     
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    That adrenaline is one hell of a drug.
     
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    Damn...that was coo!.
     
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    But seriously I was so happy to see someone do this.
     
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    Now if only some brave soul would reattempt this. I'm looking at you Canada.

     
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    Cool! Always a best practice to face your camera directly into the sun.
     
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    This was OK, but as a kid, I remember being underwhelmed by the original stunt. Evel had always done his jumps on motorcycles and I didn't care for his rocket car. Plus, having the parachute attached removed most of the danger element. Also, he had originally talked about doing The Grand Canyon. Nobody had ever even heard of The Snake River Canyon until he decided he would try to jump it. I don't think he could get clearance for The Grand Canyon. It was fun watching those Evel Knievel jumps on TV, though. Seemed like they were on every month or so. Beats the fuck out of Dancing With The Stars and the shit like that that kids today are stuck with.

    For sheer adrenaline, give me the Wallenda grandson crossing The Grand Canyon with no parachute on live TV in high definition. Dude has astronaut-caliber balls. That was edge of the seat stuff, because he could have easily died in front of a prime time viewing audience.
     
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    I seriously think the MythBusters could have done that in their sleep.
     
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    It would have been a better video if they actually showed the jump instead of a bunch of asswipes talking about the jump

    Just sayin
     
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    Kenny Fuckin Powers
     
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