: I agree with you JA. Shuck and Jive. I'd take
: on the challenge just to show that a
: "newby" could come in a put the
: captain in his place. But again, why give
: him publicity? It would most certainly come
: down to a cry-baby attempt at saying I
: loosened his chain before the jump so he
: couldn't go further, or he ate a taco from a
: taco stand that I had placed ex-lax in the
: spices. SOMETHING would surface as to WHY a
: Utah boy came out of the woodwork and blew
: by Knievel a couple hundred feet with ease.
: but then again, without the name, Knievel
: wouldn't stoop to think about jumping off
: with me. What would it do for his
: reputation? Oh wait...RUIN IT!
: Anyway..PEACE to keeping it Real!
: --Previous Message--
: That would lag, because in his jump-off with
: Eddie Kidd, Knievel got to build a
: transition onto his wedge ramp, and Kidd
: played by the rules and didn't get that
: Maddo wouldn't want to jump on a wedge ramp,
: and he wouldn't want to jump onto such a
: flat landing ramp.
: Those things aside, it's just a publicity
: stunt by Knievel. Totally out of character.
: It appears that he would wrangle the rules
: to eliminate any advantage that Maddison
: would have with superior skills, ramp shape
: and ramp size. Knievel could not and would
: not jump on Maddo's setup.
: Maddo shouldn't give him the time of day.
: That's the way the Knievels always did it.
: They didn't lift a finger to give another
: jumper any publicity.
: The Eddie Kidd jump-off was just the kind of
: thing where there were two riders of similar
: skill, with limiting factors and a maximum
: 150 foot ramp gap.
: Maddison's skills tower above Knievel's, and
: he really doesn't have to stoop to that
: level. If he does, he must really owe Robbie
: Knievel for something.
: The whole thing reeks of "gimmick"
: to me. Words like "staged" and
: "carnival huckster" come to mind.
: Maddison is the real deal, and doesn't need
: to waste his time and tarnish his reputation
: playing around with people who are known for
: con games.
: --Previous Message--
: On his website, he formally announced a
: challenge to Maddo (on 8/13/09) that would
: be ramp-to-ramp like his contest with Eddie
: Best of 3, longest jump wins.
: I wonder if this will get any attention.
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