Nik Wallenda Wows Chicago Via His Daredevil Acts

Posted: Nov 3 2014, 2:44am CST | by , in News | Also on the Geek Mind

Nik Wallenda wows Chicago via his Daredevil Acts
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Nik Wallenda wowed all of Chicago via his daredevil acts recently. He completed the high wire routine between three skyscrapers.

The daredevil Nik Wallenda lent all of Chicago and the world at large a view into a brave and daring heart. He walked the tightrope between three high rise buildings without employing any harness or safety net beneath him. Just imagine!

The man was hundreds of feet above the roads of Chicago and fearlessly and succssfully traversed the difficult route. There was even a time when he was in a blindfolded state. The occasion which took two hours to complete was displayed for all to see on the Discovery Channel. Nik sure knew how to get everybody’s heartbeats going.

And he broke two world records while he was at it. All three of the skyscrapers he traversed were of a greater height than the Washington Monument. The first half of the walk of death was performed on a steep path. As for the second trip it was done in a blindfolded state.

The very act of shooting was done on an emergency basis with a 10 second delay. This was so that nothing would get displayed if Nik fell to his death by any chance. But such a step proved to be not unnecessary since Nik made it alive and well.

Wallenda admitted that despite his expertise it was quite a challenge to complete the task. Especially when you are 600 feet above the ground, it becomes a very difficult job to look down without getting a bad case of vertigo or nausea.

During the first leg of his daredevil act he had to traverse a 15 degree incline between the Marina Tower West and the Leo Burnett building. And the reality of the situation was such that the incline proved to be at a scary 19 degrees.

Crowds gathering here in Chicago for @skyscraperlive on @discovery. Good luck @nikwallenda!

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With the winds blowing, this proved to be a daunting duty indeed. The wire was bouncing as he step by step went across it. His fans and family were cheering from below. But due to the formidable nature of the act, he chose not to take a selfie along the way.

As for the blindfolded walk, it was something that even Wallenda himself dreaded. He spoke of how if there was something he truly feared it was the gusty winds of Chicago. It was not called Wind City for nothing after all.

Nik’s great grandfather had died in a stunt where he attempted to walk between two high buildings in Puerto Rico. But today Nik has proved that his great grandfather did not die in vain since his great grandson has done the same task and survived thereby vindicating Karl Wallenda’s dream.

Source: HuffPost

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