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Re: Reason Evel crashed at Caesers Palace...
i always thought that the parachute box was a critical factor in why he went over the bars too, if you look at that side shot footage you can see him pushed back as far as the box which perhaps stopped him sliding off the back, however in doing so it thrust him out the seat
: I agree, striking the 4x4 on the flimsy safety
: deck was probably the beginning of the end.
: There were four video cameras filming the
: jump at Caesars, yet most of the footage
: ever shown is the frontal view shot by Linda
: Evans. If you can find the footage of the
: jump shot from the side, you'll see Evel hit
: the safety deck and his body move backwards
: and down until he hits the parachute on the
: bike. When he strikes the parachute it
: ejects him forward and over the handlebars.
: It's pretty brutal. Some of the best quality
: Caesars footage I've found is on the UK
: documentary about Evel on YouTube. The
: footage is good but the people they
: interview are lacking on facts.
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