Evel doer: Stuntman completes Knievel’s famed rocket jump over Idaho’s Snake River

A stuntman hoping to honor Evel Knievel did so with out crashing badly or breaking quite a few bones on Friday when he efficiently jumped Idaho’s Snake River Canyon in a rocket modeled after the long-lasting daredevil’s.

Eddie Braun launched himself from the sting of the canyon off a 10-story ramp into the blue sky close to Twin Falls, Idaho, and reached 2,000 ft and an estimated pace of 400 mph earlier than his parachute deployed, based on The Associated Press. Not like Knievel, who landed on the backside of the canyon in his failed try on Sept. 8, 1974, Braun touched down safely on the opposite facet, some 1,400 ft away.

When requested earlier than the stunt why he was doing it, Braun instructed GQ Magazine, “I determine this: I can tolerate absolutely anything for a few minutes. So I’ll be depressing. I’ll be scared to demise. I’m afraid of heights. I’ll be cramped in a bit rocket. I imply it’s solely going to be a few minutes, after which it’s over. A method or one other.”

EXCLUSIVE: Footage of stuntman Eddie Braun finishing Evel Knievel’s rocket jump over Snake River pic.twitter.com/CcQbdqe9i7

— GQ Journal (@GQMagazine) September 17, 2016

Afterward, he issued an announcement wherein he stated, “I really feel just like the no title third string quarterback of a junior varsity crew that simply gained the Tremendous Bowl. My crew obtained me there. I ran it into the tip zone. We scored and gained.”

Braun, 54, referred to as his custom-built rocket Evel Spirit. It was designed by Scott Truax, whose father constructed the unique X2 Skycycle for Knievel, based on the AP.

Boise, Idaho, information station KBOI 2 stated Braun spent about $1.6 million making ready for the stunt. The station additionally posted a Fb video of the motion:

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