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Robert Edward Knievel II (May 7, 1962 – January 13, 2023).

By Joseph Patrick Fair


Stuntman and performer known as “Kaptain Robbie Knievel” is an American legend.


Robbie Knievel, the son of legendary daredevil Evel Knievel, has made a name for himself as a daredevil and stunt performer in his own right. But beyond the thrills and spills of his death-defying stunts, there are important lessons to be learned from his life.



Robbie began jumping his bicycle at age four and riding motorcycles at seven. At age eight, he performed his first show with his father at Madison Square Garden. At age twelve, he was on tour with his father, where he would perform in the pre-jump shows. Robbie attended Central Catholic High School in Butte, Montana, between 1975 and 1976 but never graduated. At the beginning of his career, he wanted to lengthen his jumps, but his father disapproved. Robbie then went solo after his dad's approval. Robbie made and often replicated Evel's jumps, including the 1967 Ceaser's Palace jump. Robbie stated that he would use an XR-750 to clear a record-breaking 16 buses, three more buses than his father attempted at Wembley Stadium in 1975. In 1996. Robbie jumped over ten limousines of the Las Vegas Stripe, achieving a 230-foot motorcycle jump world record.



 


 


One of the most striking things about Robbie's life is his relentless pursuit of danger. From jumping over cars and buses to performing stunts on motorcycles and snowmobiles, he has always been drawn to the thrill of pushing himself to the limit. This desire for danger is something that many people can relate to, as the human desire for adventure and excitement is a fundamental part of our nature.


Robbie’s life also serves as a reminder of the importance of perseverance. He has faced numerous setbacks and obstacles throughout his career, but he has always managed to overcome them and continue pursuing his passions. This ability to overcome adversity and keep pushing forward is something that we can all learn from, and it's a reminder that with hard work and determination, we can accomplish anything we set our minds to.


However, it's essential to recognize that this desire for danger can also be dangerous if not properly channeled. Robbie’s stunts put him in constant threat, and he has suffered numerous injuries throughout his career. It's a reminder that while pursuing danger can be exciting, it's essential to be aware of the risks and ensure that we are always in control of the situation.


Another lesson from Robbie's life is the importance of family. Throughout his career, he has been supported by his family, mainly his father, Evel Knievel, who significantly influenced his life. This close-knit family bond is something that many people can relate to, and it serves as a reminder of the importance of family in our lives.


Robbie's life also serves as a reminder of the importance of perseverance. He has faced numerous setbacks and obstacles throughout his career, but he has always managed to overcome them and continue pursuing his passions. This ability to overcome adversity and keep pushing forward is something that we can all learn from, and it's a reminder that with hard work and determination, we can accomplish anything we set our minds to.


However, it's also important to recognize that there are limits to what we can accomplish and what is acceptable. Although Robbie's stunts require immense skill and training, they also put his life at risk and can inspire others to attempt dangerous stunts without proper preparation or safety measures. Therefore, it's essential to consider the consequences of our actions and ensure that we are not putting ourselves or others in unnecessary danger.


In conclusion, Robbie's life as a daredevil and stunt performer is full of thrills and excitement. Still, it also contains important lessons about the dangers of pursuing danger, the importance of family and perseverance, and the limits of what we can accomplish. As fans of his stunts, it's important to remember that safety should always be a priority and to be inspired by his determination and hard work, but also to be mindful of the risks involved.


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Joseph Patrick Fair

Heart of Hollywood Magazine


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