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Insane High Dives: Dana Kunze's world record 172ft dive

 
 
Reply Tue 30 Sep, 2008 09:17 pm


That's insane, if they push the record much further they'll start dying.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 30 Sep, 2008 09:33 pm
@Robert Gentel,
That's nuts. I thought the guy was just going to step off and drop feet first, nice and simple. I had no idea he was going to do a triple back flip on the way down.
JTT
 
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Reply Tue 30 Sep, 2008 09:36 pm
@rosborne979,
Damn dial up. That's one I'd love to see.
OGIONIK
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2008 12:27 am
@JTT,
he has some balls on him.

wow.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2008 12:35 am
@Robert Gentel,
Dayum. Next hes gonna be diving off major bridges of the world. I can see that coming.
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2008 08:11 am
@Robert Gentel,
1. Radical.

2. Why didn't he climb one foot higher? He tied the record. Doesn't he want bragging rights?
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2008 11:59 am
@Gargamel,
I wondered about that as well. I noticed they put platforms at different spots, and it was a judged competition and maybe he needed to do more than a foot if he wanted higher.

But at that height they are coming pretty close to killing themselves (I think he'd seriously injured himself on lower dives) and I wonder how much they can push it without just being suicidal.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2008 12:10 pm
@Robert Gentel,
That is insane.

I knew it ended well (you said "start dying" so presumably this one didn't) but I could barely watch in the run-up. Ugh.

When did this happen anyway? Everyone looked super 80's.

As in, has the record been beaten yet?
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2008 12:18 pm
COULD HE SET THE BELLY FLOP RECORD FROM THAT ELEVATION?

YOU BET HE COULD.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2008 01:11 pm
@sozobe,
sozobe wrote:
When did this happen anyway? Everyone looked super 80's.

As in, has the record been beaten yet?


I don't think the record has been beaten, I can't find any other references to a higher record.

As to when it happened I didn't find anything specific on that but you can guess the range from his bio here:

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In 1974, at the age of 13, Dana Kunze began his professional high diving career. In 1977, at the age of 16, Dana won his first World Championship and set a new World Record for the highest dive, all in one weekend! Dana began a winning streak that would last for 7 years and make him the most successful professional diver in history. By the age of 23, he had captured 8 World Championships, set and broke his own World Record for the highest dive 7 times and was featured on ABC Sports over 25 times! In 1985, Dana opened Watershow Productions, Incorporated, and with the same determination that made him a World Champion Athlete, he set out to produce the very best in professional High Dive Shows.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2008 01:12 pm
@farmerman,
Here's a record belly flop dive (from 35 feet)...

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