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The guy what walked over the falls......

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Von Hayes, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Von Hayes

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    what a wuss...."safety harness?" What kind of wussified society are we becoming.

    When I was young, we had Evil Kneivel. The man ALWAYS crashed and busted every bone in his head.

    What is this safety harness crap?
     
  2. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Spershul Furces

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    ABC made him wear it.
     

  3. Von Hayes

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    Whatever the cause......buncha crap.

    ABC shoulda made it cler to everyone ahead of time then.

    ABC......why does this channel even exist anymore?

    Does anyone even use an antenna these days?

    What's even on ABC?
     
  4. Huaco Kid

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    Evel didn't need a harness, even when he took a baseball bat to that writer guy. It probably would have slowed him down.
     
  5. failsafe

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    It was reported on Fox News, that ABC was going to make him wear a safety harness, early Friday..
     
  6. JohnBT

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    I heard about the harness the day before on early morning local radio.
     
  7. BobbyT

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    The guy "what" walked...?
     
  8. Eurodriver

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    Why do only white people try this jazz?
     
  9. G22Dude

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    Its all over done, but at the end of the day the harness didn't make him more skilled at walking. ABC just didn't want the PR nightmare of him falling into the Niagra River as his grandfather did in Puerto Rico
     
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    $ = Harness.'08.
     
  11. tualum0982

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    still a pretty ballsy stunt IMO. But imagine the fear he would have if he didnt have the safety harness. There are reasons no one has done it in quite a long time.
     
  12. Tim151515

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    This. If you really think a national network is going to risk showing a man fall to his death over the horseshow on live primetime television you are out of your mind. To add to that...I find it rather humerous, if not downright insulting, to hear all the critizism this guy has gotten.
     
  13. DustyJacket

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    Remember the televised death of his Grandfather, Karl, in San Juan in 1978? Walking between 2 towers, fell, and died?
     
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  14. Carrys

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    I guess there's only one answer to that, eh?:whistling:
     
  15. Keoking

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    At least people remember it. 2 years from now, no one is going to remember someone going across Niagra Falls with a harness on.
     
  16. Peace Warrior

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    How do you know it was always him?
     
  17. Carrys

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    One will, the person who did it.:dunno:
     
  18. Peace Warrior

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    So, from the gist of the posts here, he made it.

    Aside from the safety harness, was it worth all the pre-event hype?
     
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  19. VANWALL

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    The network and everyone played up the danger and let everyone believe it was the true high wire walking most of us remember.

    In this day of extreme sports this event was a wuss.

    Remember the motorcycle ramp jump to the building and then back down. That was on TV and he did not have a "safety" harness!
     
  20. Annhl8rX

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    If you really want to see an amazing high wire feat, watch "Man on Wire". It's available on Netflix streaming.