There was a lot of media buildup over the Robbie Kneivel jump planned for New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. I watched an interview with Kneivel Wednesday afternoon on CNN. But at the stroke of midnight Robbie Kneivel made his straight line jump over whatever it was he jumped and that was that. But another guy I’ve never heard of (Robbie Madison) jumped onto the 96 foot replica of the Paris Arch. 50 feet of that leap was straight up through the air. He then jumped backed down! The Madison jump is being replayed on CNN Headline News this morning, courtesy of Larry Smith, but I haven’t seen the Kneivel jump again since.
CLICK HERE for video of both Madison and Knievel and judge for yourself.