World Record Waterfall Drop

Postby Tugboat on Fri 22/May/09 10:05am

Video clip of Tyler Bradt running the 186ft Palouse Falls in Washington last month. Epic but soooo madcore!! :crazy: :crazy:

http://kayakwaterfalls.com/ wrote:On April 21, 2009 in Eastern Washington, Tyler Bradt paddled over 186 ft. tall Palouse Falls, shattering the waterfall world-record he had previously set, changing the entire perception of the sport’s capabilities. Bradt spent weeks with close friend, filmmaker, and former world champion Rush Sturges preparing for the attempt. Sturges put it simply: “Nothing even close to this has ever been done before. He just changed the sport forever.”

Tyler visually ran the waterfall countless times before climbing into his kayak. His support and safety team looked on and waited. It took him only 4 seconds to complete the fall and after some anxious moments, emerged safely in his kayak. As he emerged from the fierce spray carrying half a paddle, broken in the violent descent, he held his hands aloft, amazed and unscathed.
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Re: World Record Waterfall Drop

Postby Jim on Fri 22/May/09 10:25am

:blink:


ok.
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Re: World Record Waterfall Drop

Postby slidecontrol on Fri 22/May/09 10:30am

what kind of bike is that? some type of fixie? :blink:
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Re: World Record Waterfall Drop

Postby shmoodiver on Fri 22/May/09 10:33am

thats frickin stoopid
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Re: World Record Waterfall Drop

Postby Tama on Fri 22/May/09 10:40am

Holy hell - you wonder where the madness will stop?

We watched the Banff Film Festival last weekend at the Aurora Centre in Christchurch and I was struck by the way the boundaries keep on getting pushed further and further back.

Just when you think they can't top some insane stunt they do.
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Re: World Record Waterfall Drop

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Fri 22/May/09 12:01pm

you've seen the wingsuits round the cliffs one?
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Postby Henry Dorset Case on Fri 22/May/09 12:11pm

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Re: World Record Waterfall Drop

Postby Tama on Fri 22/May/09 12:11pm

Henry Dorset Case wrote:you've seen the wingsuits round the cliffs one?

I saw the free climb while wearing a wingsuit so when you fall you can fly/ chute back to safety!
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Re: World Record Waterfall Drop

Postby Conners on Fri 22/May/09 12:19pm

Henry Dorset Case wrote:you've seen the wingsuits round the cliffs one?

I just happened to see that yesterday - blew my mind.
Room for error = zero.
Consequences of error = infinitly bad.

Go on, just push it a little bit closer to that road, schwaaaack splat, damn - guess that was too close...
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Re: World Record Waterfall Drop

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Fri 22/May/09 12:32pm

Tama wrote:Holy hell - you wonder where the madness will stop?

We watched the Banff Film Festival last weekend at the Aurora Centre in Christchurch and I was struck by the way the boundaries keep on getting pushed further and further back.

Just when you think they can't top some insane stunt they do.


Props to Tyler Bradt for doing the drop, but its not a great PADDLING video: the get in is easy, but he definitely has balls the size of grapefruit.
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Re: World Record Waterfall Drop

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Fri 22/May/09 12:34pm

Conners wrote:
Henry Dorset Case wrote:you've seen the wingsuits round the cliffs one?

I just happened to see that yesterday - blew my mind.
Room for error = zero.
Consequences of error = infinitly bad.

Go on, just push it a little bit closer to that road, schwaaaack splat, damn - guess that was too close...


they're hauling ass too: the tracking shot from the road as they come over shows how fast they're going: like you say the margin for error is NIL.

we used to call it the "fuck up factor"

The older I get, the better I was......
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Re: World Record Waterfall Drop

Postby Conners on Fri 22/May/09 12:37pm

Henry Dorset Case wrote:they're hauling ass too: the tracking shot from the road as they come over shows how fast they're going: like you say the margin for error is NIL.
Yip - that was the point at which my mind imploded.

Did you post a copy of the vid above? (sorry, all youtube vids get blocked at work.)
If not:
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Re: World Record Waterfall Drop

Postby shmoodiver on Fri 22/May/09 12:45pm

that would soooooo be the ultimate rush
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Re: World Record Waterfall Drop

Postby Tugboat on Tue 28/Jul/09 6:39pm

Just about to show this on 3 News... only a couple of months late but hey better than never!!
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