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Date: 05/11/11 09:47 AM

19 Responses to Jetman Flies Over The Grand Canyon

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8012 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 11:33 pm
    Link: Jetman Flies Over The Grand Canyon - Swiss `Jetman` Yves Rossy completed an eight-minute flight along the Grand Canyon, a gorgeous backdrop for this stunt.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 11, 2011 at 9:56 am

    That man is my HERO!

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    vitorfurlong Male 18-29
    9 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 10:01 am
    We`re getting closer and closer to the ironman suit!

    I call shotgun!
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    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 10:25 am
    Well that`s Iron Man sorted. Now where did I leave my radioactive spider...?
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 10:25 am
    I was expecting footage from his POV, disappointing :/
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    donthaveone Male 30-39
    953 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 10:26 am
    ok, jumping out of a helicopter with a jet pack pretty much means you could fly over any area you wanted to. Really only impressive for the guy in the pack.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3233 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 11:02 am
    thats not flying its falling
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6277 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 11:11 am
    I would have thought that if you put all that work into something inherently awesome, you would at least make a decent video.
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    Gottamgear Male 18-29
    670 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 11:14 am
    I want one! Hell yeah!
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    BlameMeta Male 13-17
    42 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 11:51 am
    "thats not flying its falling"

    ...with style.

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    DoubleSteve Male 30-39
    34 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    Lame. It`s pretty easy to jump over stuff when you start off 10,000 feet above the ground. Evil tried it with a rocket strapped to a motorcycle now that`s ballsy.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25350 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    That is very cool
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10445 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    Too badass for me.

    I wouldn`t want to do that even if I had the chance.

    ... I`ll stick with parachuting thanks.
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2589 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 12:07 am
    he pussed out using a parachute. I would`ve used roller skates for the landing
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    Lord_Jereth Male 40-49
    725 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 10:34 am

    No, he didn`t.

    First off, Evel never got clearance to jump the Grand Canyon from the Department of the Interior. Instead, he attempted to jump the Snake River. In fact, it was his son, Robbie Knievel who finally jumped a portion of the Grand Canyon in 1999.

    Second, the vehicle was never a "bike." The Skycycle-X-2 was more a super heated steam powered jet car or rocket vehicle with wheels than anything that could be construed as a "bike." That jump failed due to a parachute malfunction.

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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6695 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    That was only 1:45. Im just saying.
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    Garu Male 30-39
    562 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 1:49 am
    WOW, who knew how expensive achieving lame was?
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    BRKNVLTR Male 40-49
    377 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 9:15 pm
    Candy Ass

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