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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-21-2000, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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I was watching the news a few nights ago and there was a story about some guy who did a complete backwards flip on a dirtbike. They had footage of the jump.......the guy landed so hard that the bike took a nose dive. They said Evil Kineivel (spelling?) was considering the jump, but he chickened out.

Just wondering.........does it seem strange to anyone else that no one has ever performed this stunt before?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-21-2000, 05:38 PM
 
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Yeah, they do it on bicycles all the time. It shouldn't be too hard to do on a light dirtbike like a 125 or even an 80. No, I am not volunteering to try it. Are you sure you are not talking about Robby Kneivel considering trying the stunt, I think his dad is pretty much retired.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-21-2000, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Rossco929:
Are you sure you are not talking about Robby Kneivel considering trying the stunt, I think his dad is pretty much retired.
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Oops! Yeah, I was talking about Robby. "Evil Kneivel" (is that how ya spell it?) sounds better though.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-21-2000, 06:21 PM
 
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-21-2000, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Damn it. Why can't people pick names that are easy to spell?!?

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-22-2000, 01:48 AM
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what u probably heard bout was Carey Hart's flip at the Gravity Games last month...

SO far he is the only guy to pull it off in a competition (using a motocross bike that is). Travis Pastrana tried it at the X games, but bailed... for a neat pic check here..
http://209.130.30.142/ShowStory.asp?HeadlineID=995



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