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Re: Evel Live 2
Posted by savagestrike
on 7/11/2019, 5:50 am, in reply to "Re: Evel Live 2
Noted. One crash way past his prime at a time when people no longer cared. No practice for Ceasers or London bus jump. Nationally televised jumps just like the Red Bull sponsored jumps. Not being combative here. Obvious there are too few of us left that really care anymore. Kelly either ignored that single crash in his comment or didn't come to mind on the spur of the moment. Totally insignificant when footage is shown of the modern day motorcycle daredevil preparations for a big jump. Should also be noted that Robbie had no way of practicing for the Canyon jump. None. Watch the footage he would have not crashed if he had a clear smooth landing area. He stuck the landing pretty good in god form considering the distance he fell from the sky. Back to the show it was GREAT seeing Debbie Lawler, Louis Rocket and Doug Danger. Technology again ruined the new firewall record but congrats to the new record holder.
Evel did crash practicing for the Shark jump in Chicago.
After Axel's crash, they were left with trying to pump up the fire wall run. But it was nice seeing Debbie Lawler. It looked like they restored some of her crash footage.
I tuned in and the best part of the boring 1 1/2 hours was seeing archived footage of past jumpers, Evel of course included. Yes Axell did make a unsuccessful humongous jump ramp to ramp and crashed last week...BUT successfully made the same jump 21 times the previous day. Sorry but the WOW factor is gone with these "TRIBUTE"...gonna make a lot of money Red Bull nitro Circus Fiascos. Evels records ARE NOT being broken. Travis, climb on a pretty much stock old XR-750, build a huge vertical take off ramp inside a stadium and jump 13 buses on a non computerized designed take off ramp. Land on a ramp not big enough to land small planes on. I showed too much praise here on the Live Evel 1 jumps considering he had practiced and made EVERY jump multiple time in the huge Red Bull desert complex with huge airbags as a precaution.Are these young riders talented ? Extremely.Kelly Knievel threw the commentator a curve he couldn't handle last night with his factual statement. " I NEVER SAW MY DAD CRASH IN A PRACTICE JUMP". Matthew Mcconaughey nailed it with his off the cuff comment about Evel in "I AM Evel Knievel"...it was pretty much man on steel with a engine, lets get it on. I won't tune into anymore Evel "tributes". Robbie either refuses to participate or they don't ask him. Regardless he hasn't been shown or mentioned in either show.
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