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The Hollywood stuntman doesnt want to follow in his idols footsteps so much as rocket above them -- over a gaping canyon, no less. Soldes Chaussures Salomon Pas Cher .Evel Knievels iconic launch, Take II.Eddie Braun, fueled by the memory of the late daredevil, plans to strap into a steam-powered rocket cycle on Sept. 17 for his most death-defying role yet: Replicating a launch over the Snake River Canyon in Idaho that could have cost Knievel his life four decades ago.Braun named his rocket Evel Spirit after his boyhood hero. Its nearly identical to the model Knievel used for his failed canyon attempt on Sept. 8, 1974. Braun wants to prove Knievel couldve made it had his parachute not prematurely deployed.Joining this endeavor are two sons eager to complete the legacies of their fathers: Kelly Knievel, who was present the day of the crash, and rocket designer Scott Truax, whose dad constructed the original rocket cycle for Knievel.Ready, set, and (gulp) launch.Evel took off on one side of the canyon in 1974. Im hoping his spirit lands on the other side of the canyon in 2016, said the 54-year-old Braun, who says he completed the necessary paperwork and will launch a few miles away from Knievels original site thats near Twin Falls, Idaho. How many people get to fulfill the dreams of their hero? Its kind of like touching Supermans cape.Braun has long been fascinated by everything Knievel, the popular figure who attempted so many memorable motorcycle jumps over an iconic career:- The fountains at Caesars Palace in 1967 (crashed, crushed pelvis and femur)- 13 buses at Wembley Stadium in London in 1975 (crashed, broke pelvis and back)- 14 Greyhound buses at Kings Island theme park in Ohio in 1975 (success).- A 90-foot tank filled with sharks in 1977 (crashed on landing ramp during rehearsal, broken arms)And, of course, the Snake River Canyon attempt. Wearing his patriotic jumpsuit, Knievel was the epitome of cool and calm.Soon after takeoff, his parachute deployed and halted the rockets momentum. Watching that day was son, Kelly, and the rockets designer, Robert Truax, who put a comforting arm around Kelly as the cycle drifted into the canyon.Evel Knievel walked away with only minor injuries.He flipped a coin with his life, and came out alive, said Kelly Knievel, whose father died in 2007 at 69 after suffering from diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis. My dad certainly had nine lives, didnt he?Just before the attempt, the daredevil landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Just after, his celebrity status was only cemented.The town of Twin Falls cant forget him, either. He put the city on the map -- and opened its eyes because the Evel Knievel cavalcade supposedly left behind a trail of unpaid bills.In 1974, Chris Talkington worked as the news director for the local television station and watched Knievel fail to make it over the canyon and then fail to pay vendors for their services. Now a city councilman in Twin Falls, he said his town is wiser about what to expect from a daredevil attempting to jump the canyon.It woke our little town up, explained Talkington, who wasnt aware of Brauns jump but said there is a ramp near the canyon. I look forward to (another attempt). I applaud them.As a kid, Braun would often jump over trash cans in the driveway on his Schwinn Stingray, pretending to be Knievel. Braun even became a professional stuntman because of Knievel, serving as a stunt double for actors such as Ray Liotta and Charlie Sheen, along with coordinating stunts for movies, TV shows and music videos.For three years, Braun tried to launch this project and invested nearly $1.5 million. Hes looking to raise another $150,000 .He said hes secured the proper permission and permits from private land owners, Federal Aviation Administration, even Homeland Security, to green light his blastoff. Others have stepped up as well, including Slash from Guns N Roses. Braun said the guitarist recorded a theme song for him -- fittingly using Elton Johns hit, Rocket Man.The jump will be live-streamed on the Internet.For years, many believed Evel Knievels daredevil son, Robbie -- whos completed more than 350 jumps -- might be the first to take a crack at the canyon. At one point, Robbie Knievel was looking at the jump in 2011, but it didnt take flight.Eddie put together the team and hes the one that got it done, Kelly Knievel explained. Its very dangerous -- and very ambitious.Scott Truax used his fathers blueprints to reconstruct the rocket. He wanted to show that his dads version of Evel Knievels X2 Skycycle wouldve worked, if not for the parachute malfunction.The late Robert Truax was considered one of top rocket scientists of the 20th century.With this re-creation, it is my intent to clear his name and tell his amazing story, Scott Truax said in an email. I like to think that instead of looking up at the rocket launch, he and Evel will be looking down on it and thats a much better view.The rocket will reach a top speed of 400 mph in about 3 seconds and an altitude of 3,000 feet before the engine cuts off and the parachute deploys. Braun says he expects to soar about 1,500 feet or 0.28 miles over the canyon.While parachute technology has improved, theres still plenty of danger.Thats why Brauns wife and four kids arent planning to attend the launch. Braun constantly reassures them.They think its really cool that dad gets to fly a rocket, Braun said. I guess theres just a little Evel in all of us.---On the Web: www.evelspirit.com Acheter Salomon Pas Cher . -- The plastic that was taped across the lockers in Oaklands clubhouse came down and the champagne that was on ice went back into the cooler. Chaussure Salomon Pas Cher . -- Anaheim Ducks defenceman Luca Sbisa will be out at least six weeks with a torn tendon in his right hand. http://www.paschersalomon.fr/ . According the Toronto Star, a knee injury will keep Sundin out of the lineup, which includes former teammates Gary Roberts, Darcy Tucker, Tie Domi and Curtis Joseph. PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Boxer Vinny Paz cried when he saw Bleed for This, a Hollywood biopic about the life of the Rhode Island native.Miles Teller stars as Paz, who returned to the ring after a near-fatal car crash that broke his neck in 1991.The 53-year-old retired boxing champion said Thursday the movie is so realistic that watching it revived painful memories of when a doctor had to remove a halo medical device from his skull.It was really the worst feeling in my life. It was horrid, Paz said. If it was today, I would have had him shoot me up with morphine. But back then, I just said, `Take them out. Ill handle the pain.Paz said he is pleased with director Ben Youngers movie, which was filmed entirely in Rhode Island. Paz said it accurately depicts his wild child character traits, the tough-love dynamics of the working-class home where he grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island, and his stubborn and masochistic fight to get back into the ring after his spinal injury.Anyone who watches the movie and isnt inspired to go out and do something great must have some heavy polluted blood going through their brain, he said.What made him cry was seeing his late parents brought to life on screen -- Katey Sagal plays his mother, Louise Pazienza, and Ciaran Hinds plays his father, Angelo Pazienza.It made me tear up that they couldnt see it, Paz said.Paz sppoke by telephone from Las Vegas, where he is planning to move soon, though he also intends to keep his longtime home in Warwick, Rhode Island. Chaussure Salomon Destockage. He has survived not just the 1991 crash on Warwicks Route 1 but years of legal trouble, including a domestic violence charge that was later dismissed. After gambling away much of his prize money in the 1990s, Paz said hes done with casinos, but still gravitates to the 24/7 lifestyle he finds in Vegas.Im a little fast, a little different than everybody, he said. Some people are very happy getting married and having kids. Thats just not my thing. They do a 9-to-5 job and are as happy as can be. Thats just not my thing.His upcoming travel plans to promote the movie include trips to Italy, China and Dubai. He joked that hes also open to taking a White House job working for President-elect Donald Trump as his secretary of athletics, maybe, or secretary of boxing. Paz knew Trump when he boxed at the real estate moguls Atlantic City casinos, attracting big crowds there in the late 1980s and early 1990s.How many people can say this: Literally, like literally, I made millions of dollars for the president, Paz said. Hes gonna put me on his Cabinet somewhere for that. ' ' ' 

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