Also, enjoyed baseball, like all Americans, as well as golf and cycling. Since the mid-60's Nivel engaged in stunts on a motorcycle. And every time he jumps became more risky. Virtually all record "flight" Nivel performed on a motorcycle Harley-Davidson. True, the zenith of sporting ambitions began to leap over a motorcyclist Canyon of Snake River, carried out on a special raketovidnom two-wheeled unit with a jet engine. To prepare for this, admittedly, a mad deed Nivel began several years before the alleged date of the jump in 1974. At the appointed time to see another desperate stunt motorcyclist has gathered a huge crowd, the screens have joined thousands of viewers. Then jump to the opposite shore canyon brave Nivelle did not succeed.
Summed up the technique, not allowed to dial the desired speed, but a bad crosswind. Stuntman crashed into the river, the benefit of a parachute drop softened, mounted on a motorcycle. The crowd gasped, Nivel escaped with minor injuries. Record for the farthest jump motorcyclist has been installed. The Catcher Nivel flew more than a hundred meters. While landing Nivelle was not as successful as he had planned, the very fact made the audience an unforgettable impression. The world and especially in the U.S. among young people a wave of "" – mass entrainment dangerous stunts on a motorcycle.
Nivelle imitated and dreamed of beating his record. Naturally, very quickly amateurish approach to the tricks brought his sad results – the deaths and serious injuries failed "Nivelles". The society was growing dissatisfaction with the popularization of dangerous stunts on television, was talking about, not only to prohibit tv broadcasts of new records of motorcyclists, but also to prohibit stunt show at all. Advised not to repeat the tricks already crippled stunt, and Nivelle called to inspire young people accountable for their actions. Topics Yet, at the same time the market has received toys depicting the legendary stuntman – the rider in the branded colors of Nivelles (white with blue and red stripes and stars) on a Harley corresponding colors. These toys popular so far. Incidentally, the son of Nivelles Robbie with nine years of doing stunts on a motorcycle and to date no one has beaten the record of his father. Epilogue It's been two years since then, in 2007 after a long illness Iweala was Nivelle, but in memory of his countrymen, he was beloved national hero. In public statements Nivel was not involved since the late seventies, but in parting with him was about the whole city from around the world coming athletes and celebrities. Shortly thereafter, in Las Vegas at the Museum Madame Tussauds and appeared the figure of the legendary American stuntman. During the life of Nivelle on the fate of a motorcyclist was shot several movies in theaters with success came a rock opera based on events of his life. 4 jump Nivelle, according to the rating channel abc Sports, entered the twenty most outstanding sporting events XX-th century. And in 2008 the award was established by the name Iweala Nivelle which in the championship Navy Moto X World Championships in the United States won motofristayler Nate Adams and got a Harley-style Nivelle as a gift.