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Originally posted by mysterioustranger
100 years of walking-aerial performing by his family the FLYING WALLENDAS. 5 or so died together in a performance in Detroit when the pyramid stacking they were doing collapsed during a performance at the circus.
Its a family thing, not promo or craziness.
His grandfather(?) Carl Wallenda recently died during a tightrope walk on live television while walking between 2 buildings and the wind picked up pitching him to his death.
You'd have to blame the entire family as being "nuts" or not. Grandparents, parents, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, in-laws etc. They all walk or something similar in performance. Even the grand and great-grand children.
This is what circus-family performers do.....
Originally posted by AlphaHawk
reply to post by micpsi
Or, my friend, he is pushing the limits and boundaries of human skill and achievement, something man has been doing since he could walk.
What pray tell have you achieved? Since you're being such a downer on this guy?
edit on 23-6-2013 by AlphaHawk because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by Murgatroid
I've hung iron and installed glass on high rise buildings in L.A. Done a few freeway junctions and overpasses.
I have no fear of hieghts. But I can't watch these guys do this without getting the willys. Watching them
can mess with your head if you work up high. So I avoid watching and comparing sacs. CMF's
SnF Beezzer !edit on 24-6-2013 by randyvs because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Murgatroid
Discovery channel is replaying the video online now for those who missed it live....
Nikolas and Erendira Wallenda, Karl's great-grandson and his wife now perform with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He is a seventh generation Wallenda.
Wow you are brave as heck!