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Nik Wallenda is walking the Marina Towers LIVE Discovery 21 Chicago

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by La$Vega$, Nov 2, 2014.

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  1. La$Vega$

    La$Vega$ Low-Roller

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    http://members.jacksonville.com/news/georgia/2014-02-28/story/nik-wallenda-plans-high-wire-walk-over-tallulah-gorge-july-45-years:blink:
    Just saw this!

    From: The Windy City!

    Amazing! and he says 3/4's of the way through his walk that he wanted to take a selfie...lol
    Then 10 feet from the end of the walk from Marina tower to the Leo Burnett Bldg. he stops to talk to the NBC reporter...
    I was like, get off the damn rope already and then talk!
    Simply amazing!

    I did not realize but NOW he is going to walk 'Blindfolded' from (the Corncobs) Marina west to Marina east Towers 100' apart.
    Nick Cantorre is interviewing him now prior to his walk blindfolded.
    His Grandmother tells him he should do something more exciting like, kneel down or stand on his head!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!He Did it!!!!!!!!!! 100 feet blidfolded...

    He said in a post interview that he is going to walk the 45 year anniversary walk of his Granfather's and stand on his head during the walk!
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    Highest tightrope walk and highest blindfolded tightrope walk by Guinness!

    Crains
    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20141003/NEWS07/141009918/tightrope-walker-nik-wallenda-cant-look-down-between-marina-towers

    Nik Wallenda plans high wire walk over Tallulah Gorge, 45 years after great-grandfather's walk
     
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    Why does the expression "more guts than brains" keep running thru my mind?
     
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    Discovery may be Jumping The Shark.

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  4. La$Vega$

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    Not sure DMR, did you happen to catch it? He said he was born to do this?!? my oh, my

    Bill, seems like it should have been on TruTV, right!
     
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    It's an amazing feet and thankfully he got some nice weather by Chicago standards, just two days ago we had sustained wind gusts of 40 mph with a mix of snow and rain - not sure if he would have survived that.
     
  6. La$Vega$

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    Ya no doubt it was 'The Windy City' that day!
    Did you happen to catch this? I had to postpone what I was doing to see if he could make it.
     
  7. Its Only Money

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    I've watched all three of the television specials, Niagara Falls, Grand Canyon and now Skyscrapers. It is pretty amazing. If you listen to him there is almost zero chance that something catastrophic could happen. He is great physical health and could hold on to the line with his arms for at least a half an hour. They could be out on the line to rescue him in about a minute and then reach him within 5. Regardless of what could happen, the guy is incredible, the feats really are something to watch.
     
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    Oh, yeah.

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  9. Joe Strummer

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    I remember seeing his father ?..Uncle ?.......fall off the wire
    in Puerto Rico.........to his death.
    Brutal.
    It happenned so fast........little chance to hang onto the wire.
     
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