Los Angeles, CA, February 07, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Daredevil “Super Joe” Reed, producer of “Dare the Devil”, a comprehensive documentary on the early days of what has become X-treme sports, currently airing on SpellCasters Showcase, www.spellcasters.com, will be featured on NBC’s January 27th Guinness World Records special, airing at 9 PM PST, highlighting Joe’s rooftop to rooftop jump, 14 stories above the streets of Los Angeles.
“I have the ultimate respect,” said Reed, “For guys like Trigger Gumm and Robbie Maddison, but I grew up with guys like Evel, and so my stunts are more “death-defying” than the distance jumping that is so common today. When you build an artificial “mountain” for your down ramp, it leaves a lot of room for error. When I jump building to building, if I miscalculate by the slightest… my speed, my angle of attack, my landing spot… I can get killed. After all, I’m 140 feet off the ground at takeoff.”
“'Super Joe' certainly is,” says SpellCasters CEO M. Hep Sylvanus, “SpellCasters’ most daring producer. His stunts are unique and many end up duplicated in major films and TV shows… like jumping his motorcycle over the spinning blades of fully operational helicopters. Joe’s documentary “Dare the Devil” is a thrill ride for any fan of X-treme sports. Before Pastrana, before Trig, before any of them, were the great daredevils of past, Evel Knievel not the least of these bold men.”
“The world,” says Reed, “will always love daredevils! We push the limits of what is possible. Some people may call us crazy, but when you’ve just successfully jumped from rooftop to rooftop with a brick wall at the end of your landing zone, there are no words to describe the feeling.”
“Even Evel,” he continues, “couldn’t predict the explosive growth of X-treme sports and the X Games. I can’t even imagine what the sport will be like in another decade or two.”