THE DAREDEVILS: #5
The picture above shows “Prodigious Porthos” in his 50-foot flight,( 5-feet shorter than Mlle. D’Zizi, & without the elephants), from one ramp to another. This was on Forepaugh-Sells in 1904.
DIAVOLO LOOP THE LOOP
More sensational was the Loop the Loop as performed by Diavlo, also in 1904, he was one of the first to do this dangerous stunt, speeding down a long incline into a 360 degree Loop at great speed. Casualties were high among Loop the Loopers.