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Video Of Kayaker Going Off 186 Ft Water Falls (Crazy Man!)
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Posted on 12/08/2010 10:27:33 AM PST by Tom Hawks

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(Palouse Falls)

The world is full of men and women who enjoy living on the edge, those who will not back down to a challenge that seems to dangerous for most people to even consider.A person with that type of personality is said to be a reckless free spirit that has a devil-may-care attitude. They seem to project to the world that "The devil may worry about what I'm doing, but I sure as hell don't." The most popular word used to describe those individuals is, "Daredevil"

Well, that would describe Tyler Bradt, a 24 year old professional whitewater kayaker who currently holds the unofficial world record for riding his kayak over the 186-foot Palouse Falls in Washington State on April 21, 2009. That my friends is something very few individuals would even admit that they have contemplated, let a lone go through with. Well that is what Tyler did, and that is what you will see in the video below.

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When asked what it was like to go off the edge of the world as his kayak lifted off the river into the falls, Tyler said,

"There was a stillness at first, then an acceleration, unlike anything I've ever felt before. It was amazing being slingshotted off.  It happened so quick that I never had that feeling of acceleration before.  I mean, going from 0 to a million miles per hour in the course of a 15 to 20 foot lift before my kayak entered into an almost 90% turn downwards. The final impact unlike anything I've ever felt before. I wasn't sure if I was hurt or not. My body was just in shock."

As much as he will be accused for taking risks that put his life on the line, Tyler says that he only decided to go through with it after he saw that there was a smooth green tongue of water that carries about a third of the way down the falls.  When he entered the water on April 21, Tyler said he emptied his mind and began to paddle slowly into the river towards the falls.  He says he only made a few tiny adjustments during the 3.7-second free fall. He wanted to make sure he was not launched into the air as he went off the falls, so he tucked his nose to the kayak, kept his body tense, and directed his boat into the heart of the torrent, where the aerated water cushioned his landing. After six seconds beneath the surface, he re-emerged with a broken paddle, a sprained wrist, and a world record.

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Kayaker Going Off a 186 Ft Water Falls


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Miscellaneous; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: daredevil; kayak; waterfalls
This is very, cool.

This guy either has a pair the size of bowling balls, or a brain the size of a pea.

1 posted on 12/08/2010 10:27:38 AM PST by Tom Hawks
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To: Tom Hawks
This guy either has a pair the size of bowling balls, or a brain the size of a pea.

or health insurance paid for by you and me.

2 posted on 12/08/2010 10:34:02 AM PST by apoxonu
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To: Tom Hawks
Use This Link to see the original video, without a trip to the blog.
3 posted on 12/08/2010 10:34:08 AM PST by shibumi (Trailerpark Viking Overlord Pablo (with His Dark Yet Whimsical Band of Cut Throats))
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To: Tom Hawks

Just saw the whole video and I vote for option #1.

I don’t know how he fit ‘em in that kayak, personally!!


4 posted on 12/08/2010 10:34:26 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Tom Hawks
No.

I would not hit that.

5 posted on 12/08/2010 10:36:01 AM PST by Lazamataz (Lowering Kristinn's IQ since May 21, 1999)
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To: Constitution Day

They probably helped him float to the top when he finally his the pool at the bottom.


6 posted on 12/08/2010 10:37:17 AM PST by Tom Hawks
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To: Tom Hawks

LOL! Maybe so.


7 posted on 12/08/2010 10:38:04 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Tom Hawks

In 1990 another kayaker tried going over Niagara Falls. His body was never recovered.


8 posted on 12/08/2010 10:38:12 AM PST by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: onedoug

Wow.


9 posted on 12/08/2010 10:46:17 AM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: The Great RJ

I remember reading of daredevils doing that in barrels back in the 1920’s. If I not mistaking, only one ever survived and that’s why they outlawed it.


10 posted on 12/08/2010 10:46:22 AM PST by Tom Hawks
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To: Tom Hawks

Isn’t this just a modern version of going over Niagra falls in a barrel?


11 posted on 12/08/2010 10:49:45 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: Tom Hawks

"Stay thirsty, my friend."

12 posted on 12/08/2010 10:52:51 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: HerrBlucher
I think you would be safer in a barrel.



Bobby Leach and his barrel after his perilous trip over Niagara Falls, Ontario. July 25, 1911 / Niagara Falls
13 posted on 12/08/2010 10:55:58 AM PST by Tom Hawks
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To: apoxonu
All of the above.
14 posted on 12/08/2010 11:03:27 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: HerrBlucher

There’s a much greater volume of water, and a lot of turbulence at the base of Niagara Falls. I have visited Palouse Falls, and photographed it, several times. I don’t know how deep the plunge pool is, but I doubt there are any boulders in it. Not that I would undertake such a stunt, being basically a non-swimmer, but for a daredevil so inclined, this seems a suitable site for it.


15 posted on 12/08/2010 11:03:52 AM PST by Elsiejay (.)
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To: Elsiejay
Not that I would undertake such a stunt, being basically a non-swimmer, but for a daredevil so inclined, this seems a suitable site for it.

At the site there is an interview of the guy and he basically says the same thing as you. He would not have done it if the water was hot projecting so far out from the mountain.

He noticed a finger of clear water in the fall and realized that if he caught that he could be fine. He tried and succeeded in catching that finger of water and made it with a bruised wrist and a broken paddle, Cool, still crazy, but cool.
16 posted on 12/08/2010 11:10:05 AM PST by Tom Hawks
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To: shibumi

Thanks for the direct link...home viewing bookmark.


17 posted on 12/08/2010 11:11:05 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Tom Hawks

Heck His Mom is the Hero! Can’t imagine getting a call from him saying he’s going to do a little boating!


18 posted on 12/08/2010 11:13:54 AM PST by classified (Smoking Hot Michelle In Charge!)
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To: Tom Hawks

Big frickin deal!!! I’d put our guys fighting the enemy up against him any day! Not as brave as our guys in the military!


19 posted on 12/08/2010 1:28:56 PM PST by notaliberal
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To: Tom Hawks; JesusBmyGod; buffyt; Whenifhow; rom; persistence48; Hanna548; DvdMom; leftyontheright; ..
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Tom Hawks posted a video from my site. It is a video of a kayaker going off a 186 foot waterfall in Washington State. It is quite a daring feat that left him with only a sprained wrist, a few bruises, and a broken paddle. I also have another video of Tyler Bradt being interviewed about the feat. The video itself is quite awe inspiring........


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20 posted on 12/08/2010 1:58:07 PM PST by OneVike (Just another Christian waiting to go home)
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To: Tom Hawks
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21 posted on 12/08/2010 4:49:30 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: shibumi; Tom Hawks; OneVike

NorCalBlogs is okay. TomHawks and OneVike are okay.


22 posted on 12/08/2010 6:05:41 PM PST by TheOldLady (The only way to run our country is conservatively.)
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To: stylecouncilor

WOW!


23 posted on 12/08/2010 7:22:13 PM PST by onedoug
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To: OneVike

Thanks for the ping!


24 posted on 12/08/2010 7:55:20 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Tom Hawks

I love to be able to see the natural forces that shaped that land.


25 posted on 12/08/2010 9:02:47 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Democrat Party is shovel ready)
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