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It will be 1,500 feet straight down on either side and 1,400 feet across to record-setting glory when daredevil Nik Wallenda steps out on a two-inch-thick steel cable stretched across a section of the Grand Canyon on Sunday night. A seventh-generation member of the famous “Flying Wallendas” family, Wallenda, 34, is attempting to become the first person to walk across the Grand Canyon on a wire during the Discovery Channel’s “Skywire Live” special starting at 8 p.m. ET.
Originally posted by canucks555
reply to post by IvanAstikov
After the accident yesterday (wing walker) one has to wonder if this kind of thing is...well...smart?
Tis the silly season I guess.
Best of luck to himedit on 23-6-2013 by canucks555 because: (no reason given)
World famous daredevil Nik Wallenda attempts to walk a high wire 180 feet above beautiful downtown Sarasota, Florida. This epic stunt comes on the heels of Nik's world record walk across Niagara Falls.
POV from Nik's Highwire Pole
Daredevil Nik Wallenda prepares for his Grand Canyon tightrope walk by facing 91mph winds created by air boats. The boats were stationed either side of the acrobat as he walked along a high-wire in his hometown of Sarasota, Florida. Wallenda was tethered during the practice but when it comes to the real thing, he will be following family etiquette by not having a tether or safety net.
Originally posted by starfoxxx
People are watching to see if he falls.. He usually uses a tether just in case.. This time might be his last, I doubt he cares..
Originally posted by jude11
We all go sometime and I'd rather die doing what I love...
At least he's living in the moment....His moment.