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Grand Canyon Crossed By Tightrope Walker


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#16    Zaphod222

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:56 PM

About the London bus levitation, I don´t see why the religionists on this board should have a problem with that. Why, Jesus/Allah/Zeus helped him. That works just fine for you guys otherwise, wny not here.

Myself, I put my faith in a cleverly placed steel girder and a good cameraman.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 04:07 PM

View PostZaphod222, on 26 June 2013 - 03:56 PM, said:

About the London bus levitation, I don´t see why the religionists on this board should have a problem with that. Why, Jesus/Allah/Zeus helped him. That works just fine for you guys otherwise, wny not here.

Myself, I put my faith in a cleverly placed steel girder and a good cameraman.

Pretty impressive what some steel hidden away can do isnt it?

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 04:17 PM

Heres the reveal for those who cant get it!!



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:14 PM

View Postseeder, on 26 June 2013 - 04:17 PM, said:

Heres the reveal for those who cant get it!!


You mean the low-information commentators?

Edited by Zaphod222, 26 June 2013 - 05:15 PM.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:19 PM

this guys family jewels must be made of titanium!


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:24 PM

Here is the vid of the elder Walenda...falling to his death, (NOT graphic) - now if I had a parent/uncle who died on the tightrope, I think Id take up juggling instead




then this Chinese guy, blindfolded and walking backwards... fell, and got up and walked away!! 700 foot fall apparently




So yeh one helluva dangerous stunt



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Edited by seeder, 26 June 2013 - 05:32 PM.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 03:59 AM

This guy is nuts he could have died,


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 06:30 AM

But that's what daredevils do! Remember Evel Knievel? The Wallendas have been at this for a very long time.

I think he was magnificent and extremely brave.

Good on him.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 06:34 AM

Dang. I guess I'm a mental weakling. I couldn't even stand that close to the edge(as he surveys the situation) much less do the walk.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:13 AM

And for a minor musical interlude(actually related to the subject)...




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Posted 27 June 2013 - 06:40 PM

Some people have absolutely no fear of heights. I really envy them!

http://www.youtube.c...5oXUX1ydFE#t=1s

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:25 PM

He is truly the best in the world.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:30 PM

View PostTechnocrat, on 27 June 2013 - 06:40 PM, said:

Some people have absolutely no fear of heights. I really envy them!

http://www.youtube.c...5oXUX1ydFE#t=1s

Im not really scared of heights, but I am scared of falling from a height!

My personal phobia is, Im afraid of widths  :yes:

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:20 AM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 26 June 2013 - 02:09 PM, said:

Nice to see some old school 'death defying' feats still going on. David Blaine should take note.

Everything David Blaine does is an illusion. That tightrope walk was for real.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:26 AM

It would be interesting to see a video of how they got the rope/wire across. By helicopter I suppose, but how was it secured and then tightened?

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