"Dar Robinson, a legend in his own time."
Ky has been writing a book about his life's adventures. There
are over 30 pages dedicated to his good friend Dar Robinson.
This chapter tells about the behind the scenes of movie making
and a look into the heart and sole of the worlds greatest stuntman.
Dar lost his life doing what he loved and will be remembered
for his most spectacular stunts.
...It all started in 1976, when Jin Diest introduced me to
Dar Robinson, a well known motion picture stuntman. I'll never
forget the first time we met. We we in a restaurant in Canada
and Dar started telling jokes. I knew the punchline to ever
joke he told and vice versa. He didn't like the fact that I
was stealing his spotlight and I didn't like him stealing mine.
After that episode, it truly is a miracle that we ended up working
together in the first place.
I'd heard of Dar, but never had an opportunity to meet him.
Jim had apparently told Dar that if we ever had a chance to
work together, we'd make one heck of a good team. I guess old
jim really knew his stuff because as it turned out, we soon
learned we had many, many things in common. The biggest thing
is that we were both motivated and gave 110% effort towards
everything we did. In order for us to get to know each other
better. Dar flew up to Minnesota to go over some new stunt ideas.
He told me that Jim had bragged to him about me for years, talking
at great length about my engineering abilities and building
talents. He went on to tell me he had a lot of spectacular stunts
in mind, but that he needed apecial equipment to pull them off.
He also said that he had no interest in doing stunts that everyone
else was doing. He said, "From now on, I want every stunt
I do to not only set new world records, but also put everyone
watching totally on the edge of their seats."...
Click on picture above to watch "The Death of Dar Robinson on Inside Edition"
Click on picture above to watch Dar on
"Shark's Machine Jump"
Click on picture above to watch Dar on the
"Tonight Show with Johnny Carson"