Dar Robinson's Record Setting CN Tower Jump

memoryYouTube user WNED17 recently uploaded some fantastic retro-Toronto-centric gems. These clips have brought back a tonne of memories for me, so I'm going to feature them one by one over the next few weeks.

Dar Robinson was a film stuntman who enjoyed breaking world records. In 1980, he set a world record cable jump from our very own CN Tower. He jumped 366 metres tied to only a 3mm steel cable.

You've got to see this stunt to believe it, and because Mr. WNED17 recorded the made-for-tv documentary The World's Most Spectacular Stuntman, it's embedded below.

Dar Robinson aced this stunt, but six years later he rode his stunt motorcycle off a cliff to his death. Live by the sword, die by the sword...


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Ky Michaelson

Dar Was my best friend he never lived by the sword, He was one of the nicest, and coolest guys I ever new.
Rocketman

May 11, 2009 @ 3:04 PM

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