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Old     (raketball)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-15-2007, 8:59 AM Reply   
For those that don't know, it looks like the Stunt Junkies episode with JD Webb is going to be on 1/22 on Discovery channel. I think it might be on a few more times in addition to that date. I've got my Tivo set and I'm looking forward to checking it out.

Tim
Old     (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-15-2007, 9:58 AM Reply   
On tonights episode they will have water ski jumping (ski flying) where he will "attempt" to jump 18 boats. Good thing they dropped the towers on the boats. 10:30 est Discovery Channel.
Old     (guess_who)      Join Date: Jan 2007       01-15-2007, 10:53 AM Reply   
Awesome. Can't wait to see JD on TV!
Old     (wakeecuador)      Join Date: Feb 2006       01-15-2007, 11:45 AM Reply   
Can somebody record that and put it on www.youtube.com or myspace videos so I can watch it.

I'm not from the US, and Stunt Junkies is not in Discovery Channel for Latin America.

THANKS!
Old    sealyon.net            01-16-2007, 7:04 AM Reply   
Thanks, any idea what time?
Old     (wakeboarder84)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-16-2007, 11:09 AM Reply   
im excited. i watched that ski jumper and actually thought about jd's thing. i read it in wbm and hoped to see it
Old     (csparks13)      Join Date: Apr 2004       01-17-2007, 12:38 PM Reply   
Thanks for the heads up.
Old     (delta_rider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       01-17-2007, 8:21 PM Reply   
i thinks its going to be on at 10:30
Old     (erik_c)      Join Date: Jan 2005       01-18-2007, 10:03 AM Reply   
I think the one after JD's involves bungee jumping with a base jump in the end and if you look real hard you might see another wake boarder.
Old     (buffalow)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-19-2007, 7:01 AM Reply   
Delta Sessions 2 Offered several clips from JD's section in the movie to Stuint Junkies. So if you like the clips, make sure to check out DS2 for my of JD's amazing riding.
Old     (shellyrn)      Join Date: May 2006       01-19-2007, 4:14 PM Reply   
It is actually a slingshot into a base jump in the Royal Gorge.
Old     (wakeboardad)      Join Date: Apr 2006       01-19-2007, 4:37 PM Reply   
Not Monday Night!!! Thats Heroes and 24 night... Sh*%!!!
Old    sealyon.net            01-20-2007, 8:25 AM Reply   
Tyler, Thanks for the time info.
Old     (wakescene)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-22-2007, 11:46 AM Reply   
This happens tonight ppl!
10PM EDT. http://dsc.discovery.com/tvlistings/series.jsp?series=25351&gid=0&channel=DSC
Old     (anodyne)      Join Date: Feb 2006       01-22-2007, 11:57 AM Reply   
Haha. wakeboarddad, let's talk priorities...
Old     (lumpy9138)      Join Date: Mar 2004       01-22-2007, 2:57 PM Reply   
I believe it starts at 9:30 central time. I've got it set to record.
Old     (brad63)      Join Date: Jun 2006       01-22-2007, 3:49 PM Reply   
Ive got bell express view and its not on my discovery channel. y not?
Old     (delta_rider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       01-22-2007, 4:01 PM Reply   
no prob, in pacific time it starts at 10:30 i thought about it all day and cant wait to see it!!!!
Old     (blake_hughes)      Join Date: May 2004       01-22-2007, 6:41 PM Reply   
I guess I'd better hurry... Don't want to miss this one.

Anyone hear about Metzger?

http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_5035399

-Blake
Old     (o2binvallarta)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-22-2007, 8:02 PM Reply   
That was pretty sweet!
Old     (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       01-22-2007, 8:07 PM Reply   
I liked it. Major props to JD, the mayor, and everyone else involved.
Old    mendo247            01-22-2007, 8:13 PM Reply   
Great show! very cool to see shaun on the show as well, JD was cracking me up!
Old     (dcranium)      Join Date: Mar 2006       01-22-2007, 8:14 PM Reply   
missed the first showing, tivo ready for the later showing (11:30 p.m. p.s.t. on discovery 278 directv)
Old     (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       01-22-2007, 8:38 PM Reply   
Wow, that was way more impressive than I thought it was going to be...and I was pretty sure I was going to be blown away. The jumps that Parks and Rusty did were crazy enough, but this took it to a whole new level. The crash in practice was scary as hell and absolutely nuts! It's even cooler because JD is such a great person. Definitely get to a TV and check this out.
Old     (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       01-23-2007, 2:41 AM Reply   
If anyone knows when it will be on again, let us know. I missed it.
Old     (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       01-23-2007, 6:32 AM Reply   
It is not the whole show but got to www.discovery.com/stuntjunkies and click on the Hot Shot video to see some of it.
Old     (lfshane132)      Join Date: Jan 2007       01-23-2007, 6:40 AM Reply   
not worth watching
Old    sealyon.net            01-23-2007, 7:03 AM Reply   
Man that was awesome!!! I wouldn't try that for anything.Everything about the show was great. It's hard to beleave he was OK after the crash landing that broke part of the ramp.I liked the big HYPERLITE banner. I wonder whos next...someone from CWB, Ronix,??
Old     (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       01-23-2007, 7:15 AM Reply   
I like how they introduces Murray as a "Professional Stunt Boat Driver", lol...

Props to JD that was more impressive than I thought it would be.
Old     (delta_rider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       01-23-2007, 10:15 AM Reply   
i though it was great. it was funny watching jd laugh! he crazy part was when he fell on the top of the ramp and broke that peice.It was also really cool to see shaun there.
Old     (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       01-23-2007, 11:27 AM Reply   
My daughter asked me, "Why does he always laugh like that!" :-) Luckily, he was laughing after that crash!
Old     (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       01-23-2007, 11:30 AM Reply   
It's on again Friday at 11:30 PM ET/PT.
Old     (breadbutta)      Join Date: Dec 2003       01-23-2007, 11:43 AM Reply   
I posted this on the other thread:

It was pretty cool to see him do that stunt and see Wakeboarding approach mainstream, or atleast get some recognition.
I was a little disappointed with a couple of aspects of the show:
* He didn't jump the center of the fountain. Don't take this the wrong way, 60 feet was an incredible distance to cover. It would have been nice to see him center it like evil kneivel did at Ceasers.

* They called Shaun Murray a stunt boat driver, THE man - a stunt boat driver. I think not.

* a quote from the host '26 mph, that's fast for a wakeboard'......poser

Like I already said ,it was impressive to see; especially after seeing the still pictures in the magazine. The guy is amazing.
Old     (quickpilot1010)      Join Date: Jan 2007       01-23-2007, 1:17 PM Reply   
i thought it was tight tho i have to admit id of rather seen someone like danny harf do it or rusty but JD was definetly sick on it
Old     (quickpilot1010)      Join Date: Jan 2007       01-23-2007, 1:26 PM Reply   
i thought it was tight tho i have to admit id of rather seen someone like danny harf do it or rusty but JD was definetly sick on it
Old     (garrett_cortese)      Join Date: Mar 2003       01-23-2007, 1:31 PM Reply   
JD didn't jump over the center of the fountain because it's not possible. The rope can't go from the boat on one side of the fountain, completely around the fountain, and then all the way back to the rider -- it would get caught. And the boat can't drive through the middle of the fountain, right? So that's why you didn't see a jump over the middle.

The entire thing was an amazing job on JD's part and everyone else involved. It was definitely entertaining and nerve-racking to watch in person.
Old     (breadbutta)      Join Date: Dec 2003       01-23-2007, 1:44 PM Reply   
Garrett, Your joking right? He had 125 ft rope and carved way out from the boat to hit the ramp. Your are right it would be far more dangerous but it would have looked far better.

The boat didn't drove thru the middle of the launch ramp? How did he hit that?

Amazing no doubt, but it can be out-done.
Old     (garrett_cortese)      Join Date: Mar 2003       01-23-2007, 2:40 PM Reply   
I'm not joking Bruce. I was there on location and talking to everybody involved, including JD. I guess you'd have to see the fountain in person to realize it, but the jump over the middle couldn't be done. The way the fountain is constructed, if the ramps were set in the middle, and JD was cutting in towards them, the rope would get caught on the fountain on the way over and then up. The ramps were set up in such a way for JD's actual jumps that the rope would not hit the fountain. Plus, the fountain is some kind of historical landmark in Orlando and the panes it is constructed of are practically irreplaceable.

Take a closer look at some of the pictures in this article and you might understand what I'm saying.
http://www.alliancewake.com/default2.aspx?pg=article&id=358
Old     (h2oterroristo)      Join Date: Apr 2006       01-23-2007, 3:18 PM Reply   
Did anyone else think the gap looked smaller than 60 feet? I don't know if it was the camera angles or what but it looked a lot shorter to me.

I was also wondering why they were saying "we don't really know how big or wide it(the fountain) is; we can't find any information about it". How hard is it to get a measuring tape...?
Old     (mcwakerider)      Join Date: Dec 2006       01-23-2007, 3:22 PM Reply   
they werent supposed to be able to touch it i thought since it was a monument. But then they jumped on it to tie of the jump and landing so i dunno.
Old     (tentcitygoon)      Join Date: Mar 2006       01-23-2007, 4:31 PM Reply   
I still can't believe he didn't break his legs when he hit the safety deck of the trainer gap. He snapped the board! gnarly. I though it was sick for sure and JD is a charger.
Old     (breadbutta)      Join Date: Dec 2003       01-23-2007, 9:29 PM Reply   
Alright, I can see the reason for the offset. I guess they need a bigger tower. That gap is just huge.

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