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Old 13-01-2011, 16:47   #1
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A Potential Darwin Award Winner in the Making

Hi Folks,

I first saw this on another forum I frequent, I think it is legit. If it is then this guy is 100% crazy. Just looking at this waterfall is enough for me thanks.

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Wow. Amazing that all that broke was a paddle.
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Hi Folks,

I first saw this on another forum I frequent, I think it is legit. If it is then this guy is 100% crazy.
Looks real enough to me.

Quite a few years ago a Toronto paper ran a front page photo of a guy who went off Niagara Falls on a jet-ski, wearing a parachute. Unfortunately, the parachute failed to deploy properly & he was killed. Seems like a silly thing to risk your life for.

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A surprisingly large number of people have survived though.
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Awesome! Thanks for posting that.

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Whoa, Mav, Thanks for posting that. I can't believe it. My heart was in my throat just watching. I know guys who do 20 and 50 foot falls and I thought THEY were crazy. OMG that was awesome!!!
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He is obviously not married.
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Old 13-01-2011, 22:55   #7
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That's legit, it's Tyler Bradt at Palouse falls, and over a year old. There are a number of other kayakers who have dropped falls over 100 feet, and rumor has that Tyler's world record was just broken in Chile, but to my knowledge no footage has come out of the new record. To me what the folks in the Vendee Globe do is at least as impressive as dropping a big waterfall in a kayak.
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I think a life insurance company would spend time fighting a claim had he not survived!
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I don't know about this. I get scared just jumping in the shower and I don't follow extreme sports. But this one has my b***sh** metre screaming.
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This has me wondering, how did he know there was not a rock sticking out of the water hidden by the falls or that the water is not one foot deep?

Or did he not know and just took the risk that the water was deep enough?

If it's the latter then yeah, he was definitely a candidate for a Darwin award.
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Yes, but now that he survived he will not receive the Darwin Award.
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They obviously spent a lot of time researching the falls. Still you can't know for sure that you're not going to get held under and drowned or that there is a rock they haven't seen. This is part of a movie about other extreme "adventures" that a couple of young men have embarked on.
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Tyler Bradt did sprain his wrist apparently.
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if you want to see him doing some other drops, check this out.
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None boaty and perhaps not such an adrenalin rush, but still sweaty palms for those watching and perhaps even worse because it just goes on and on, enjoy

http://www.liveleak.com/mp53/player....0365%26embed=1

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None boaty and perhaps not such an adrenalin rush, but still sweaty palms for those watching and perhaps even worse because it just goes on and on, enjoy

http://www.liveleak.com/mp53/player....0365%26embed=1

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I got dizzy watching that one!
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