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Old 06-13-2012, 08:38 AM   #1
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Niagara Falls - Tightrope walker

Will he make it across?


http://www.wallendacam.com/

It will be on June 15, 2012 that Nik Wallenda will put his daredevil tactics to work again in an attempt to walk across the majestic Niagara Falls.

The plan is for Wallenda to cross the Niagara River on a highrise steel wire that is 2 inches in diameter. Wallenda will start on American territory on Goat Island, the island that lies between the American and the Canadian Horseshoe falls. He will walk 1,800 feet across the river over the Canadian Horseshoe falls, which is estimated to take about 40 minutes. Wallenda will end up on Canadian territory near the site of the Table Rock.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:00 AM   #2
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They wouldn't air it if he couldn't make it across.... The real question is where will he keep his passport!
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Aren't they going to make him wear a safety line?
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:03 AM   #4
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Aren't they going to make him wear a safety line?
Only on the American side , due to the potential lawsuits
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:04 AM   #5
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Aren't they going to make him wear a safety line?
i guess that's in the contract from what i'm hearing......

guess some reporters said "I wouldn't be surprised if he broke contract and removed the tether once he gets up there." lol
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Only on the American side , due to the potential lawsuits
admittedly funny
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:12 AM   #8
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They wouldn't air it if he couldn't make it across.... The real question is where will he keep his passport!
They "aired" his father or uncle or something bailing.
He died.
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Going up to the falls in 2 weeks. NOT going to try..................
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They "aired" his father or uncle or something bailing.
He died.


2011 - Nik Wallenda completed a highrise walk in San Juan, Puerto Rico with his mother Delilah, which was the same walk that his great-grandfather Karl Wallenda fell and died from at the age of 73 in 1978.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:20 AM   #11
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They "aired" his father or uncle or something bailing.
He died.
Grandfather , I believe
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I'm so wishing I could be up there with camo fatigues and a wrist-rocket...

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What?
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What?
You would have to bring your own. Can't buy a slingshot in NY anymore.
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You would have to bring your own. Can't buy a slingshot in NY anymore.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...ocket&_sacat=0

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I went over the falls in my Taco and drove out down stream.
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The early videos of the Wallenda family performing are pretty amazing. Sure, you build up slowly to that kind of thing but I'd never have the balls.
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He sure is wearing a safety line, all the way.

Quote from a recent article:

"Falling to his death isn’t an option at Niagara. Unlike earlier acts where he worked without a net or tether, Wallenda will wear a harness attached to a trolley trailing behind him for the walk across the Falls. It wasn’t his choice. ABC, which is broadcasting the event and paying Wallenda a substantial fee, insisted on the provision."

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yeah he should. i did not watch it. i have been to the falls 2 times tho. in time in summer and once in winter.


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