Holy cow, guys, check this out!
Remember back in June when I visited Idaho and soared over Snake River Canyon (in my dreams) just like Evel Knievel tried to do in 1974? (I wrote about it here.)
Well, turns out someone is going to do it for real! Possibly TODAY! (weather permitting)
Hollywood stuntman, Eddie Braun, is going to attempt the jump in a replica of Knievel’s rocket cycle. According to CNN, they made improvements to the parachute system but other than that, the technology is the same.
You can read the full article HERE.
Sounds like Eddie is getting a lot of criticism over it, but personally I think it’s cool.
It’s cool he’s not using the original launchpad, thereby keeping it intact. It’s cool he’s not using modern technology, instead trusting Knievel’s vision.
Plus, there’s this:
It’s not about doing something Evel Knievel couldn’t do. It’s about fulfilling his dream,” he said. “How many people get to fulfill the dream of their hero?” -Eddie Braun
They hope to have a livestream of the event. If so, I’ll be watching.
God speed, Eddie Braun. I hope you fly like the wind. 🏍
He did it! 😀 Here’s the video: