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Dar Robinson's Record Setting CN Tower Jump


YouTube 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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