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Jetman Flies Over The Grand Canyon

Hits: 11408 | Rating: (2.5) | Category: Science | Added by: kitteh9lives
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Male, 40-49, Southern US
 378 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 9:15:23 PM
Candy Ass

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 564 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 1:49:56 AM
WOW, who knew how expensive achieving lame was?

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 6716 Posts
Thursday, May 12, 2011 1:31:05 PM
That was only 1:45. Im just saying.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2994 Posts
Thursday, May 12, 2011 1:00:54 PM

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 716 Posts
Thursday, May 12, 2011 10:34:03 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.


Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 2590 Posts
Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:07:35 AM
he pussed out using a parachute. I would've used roller skates for the landing

Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 1:49:56 PM
Too badass for me.

I wouldn't want to do that even if I had the chance.

... I'll stick with parachuting thanks.

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25196 Posts
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 1:30:08 PM
That is very cool

Male, 30-39, Western US
 35 Posts
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 1:05:01 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.

Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 42 Posts
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 11:51:56 AM
"thats not flying its falling"

...with style.


Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 358 Posts
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 11:14:52 AM
I want one! Hell yeah!

Male, 60-69, Europe
 5493 Posts
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 11:11:03 AM
I would have thought that if you put all that work into something inherently awesome, you would at least make a decent video.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 3204 Posts
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 11:02:04 AM
thats not flying its falling

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 958 Posts
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:26:33 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.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2698 Posts
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:25:17 AM
I was expecting footage from his POV, disappointing :/

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2137 Posts
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:25:02 AM
Well that's Iron Man sorted. Now where did I leave my radioactive spider...?

Male, 18-29, S. America
 9 Posts
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:01:57 AM
We're getting closer and closer to the ironman suit!

I call shotgun!

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34125 Posts
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:56:07 AM

That man is my HERO!

Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1582 Posts
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 11:33:20 PM
Link: Jetman Flies Over The Grand Canyon [Rate Link] - Swiss 'Jetman' Yves Rossy completed an eight-minute flight along the Grand Canyon, a gorgeous backdrop for this stunt.

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