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Nik Wallenda walks over Niagra Falls and makes history!!!

Posted Jun 16, '12 at 4:19pm

superbob111

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Starting with a two hour countdown Nik Wallenda is the seventh generation of wire walkers. June 16th 2012 at 1:00 A.M. New York time (U.S.) Nik Wallenda walked a thrid of a mile across a wire the size of 3 pennies thick. He had to go through 16 mile per hour winds, frezzing cold water, and a 40 pound pole on his back to Canada. He had the communication to his father to tell him how he was doing and to give him advice. He did have a saftey harness on his body for saftey issues. He did not want it, but it was too dangerous go without it. Here is a video if you wanna see what it looked like. He made it there in a little over 30 minutes.

 

Posted Jun 16, '12 at 6:23pm

partydevil

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yea crazy people walking on a wire.

spectacular in the 1930's but kinda dumb in 2012.
oh well, circus tricks still amaze some people i guess.

 

Posted Jun 16, '12 at 9:00pm

Somewhat49

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Nik Wallenda walked a thrid of a mile across a wire the size of 3 pennies thick

Source please? Since that wire looked alot more than 3 pennies plus it wouldn't be able to hold his weight plus those stabilization bars and that 40 pound thing to help him balence.
He made it there in a little over 30 minutes.

He actually would've made it a bit slower but he rushed the end.
 

Posted Jun 16, '12 at 10:39pm

Gantic

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Source please? Since that wire looked alot more than 3 pennies plus it wouldn't be able to hold his weight plus those stabilization bars and that 40 pound thing to help him balence.


It was less than three pennies. It was 2 in or 5 cm. Given that a penny is 0.75 in (1.9 cm), three pennies would be 2.25 in or 5.7 cm.
 

Posted Jun 16, '12 at 11:13pm

SSTG

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spectacular in the 1930's but kinda dumb in 2012.
oh well, circus tricks still amaze some people i guess.

I agree with you. To me it's as boring as going to the circus and watch elephants get up, sit and do other tricks and creepy clowns doing idiotic stuff.
 

Posted Jun 16, '12 at 11:54pm

EmperorPalpatine

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It was less than three pennies. It was 2 in or 5 cm. Given that a penny is 0.75 in (1.9 cm), three pennies would be 2.25 in or 5.7 cm.

Ah. When one says "3 pennies thick" that's usually interpreted as "the thickness of 3 pennies" (about .5cm), thus the confusion.

spectacular in the 1930's but kinda dumb in 2012.
oh well, circus tricks still amaze some people i guess.

Yeah. Compared to the stuff other daredevils are doing, like flips on motorcycles or base jumping with a wingsuit or the Jetman, this dosen't really seem like much.
 

Posted Jun 18, '12 at 5:06pm

superbob111

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oh well, circus tricks still amaze some people i guess.


yah i guess so

Source please? Since that wire looked alot more than 3 pennies plus it wouldn't be able to hold his weight plus those stabilization bars and that 40 pound thing to help him balence.


i think it was rubber
but a 1300 pound wire can hold a 100 pound man with a 40 pound bar


He actually would've made it a bit slower but he rushed the end.


well he was excited


It was less than three pennies. It was 2 in or 5 cm. Given that a penny is 0.75 in (1.9 cm), three pennies would be 2.25 in or 5.7 cm. http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/nia ⦠91CZIGuU71


ook fine a little less
still it was amazing


I agree with you. To me it's as boring as going to the circus and watch elephants get up, sit and do other tricks and creepy clowns doing idiotic stuff.


lol


Ah. When one says "3 pennies thick" that's usually interpreted as "the thickness of 3 pennies" (about .5cm), thus the confusion.


ohh i see what you mean
well wide then


the Jetman,


oh yah they talked about that during the count down
 

Posted Jun 18, '12 at 5:29pm

partydevil

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i think it was rubber


it sure was a metal cabel. (good visable on your video @ 8:55)

also this cabel seems prety thick compared to a normale cabel used for these tricks.
 

Posted Jun 19, '12 at 4:31pm

superbob111

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also this cabel seems prety thick compared to a normale cabel used for these tricks.


oh yah your right
and the cable was thiker this time becuse the wind and water made it spin and move a lot plus the wire was wet
that was why tere were 4 pendulums on the wire
 

Posted Jun 19, '12 at 6:54pm

CalvinKidd137

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I thought it was kind of boring. I only watched it because I had absolutely nothing else to do. It was cool, but I don't think it was that spectacular. And the announcer's were weird. They kept talking about random stuff from his past.

 
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