Nik Wallenda walking across cable over gorge near Grand Canyon

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    I remember when his grandfather fell in Puerto Rico. Kept showing it on TV. Really disturbing at the time.
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    Here is a write up on their signature chair performance

    "The signature performance of the group that came to be known in the 1940s as "The Flying Wallendas" was the seven-person chair pyramid: Two pairs of performers walk the wire, each supporting another aerialist on a pole. Those two aerialists, in turn, carry a pole upon which the seventh member of the troupe balances in a chair.

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/wallendas-have-rich-history-not-without-tragedy
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    My parents were there live. Not pretty.
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    That a boy
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    If I was trying to walk that wire I would calling on every divine divinity I could think of. Starting at God and working my way through the Great Spirit, and maybe even lawn genies
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    If you walk that wire I'm taking the time out to travel to wherever that might be, maybe across the Swamp on opening day.
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    I'm not particularly afraid of heights as I have worked towers before but I doubt I would want to be higher than about 3 feet if it was walking a wire. It would probably give the crowd some entertainment as I busted my old azz fairly quickly.
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    What if we had a nice cushy landing on the field of the Swamp? Just a thought :grin:
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    You mean save his walk for the Tennessee game and hope to land on Lulu?
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    He will eventually fall, I'm not really a fan of this.
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    Speaking of a guy who just hit 50 and I know Hall is a few years my senior, Lulu would be a soft landing on the aches and pains.
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    Same here....55 and I agree that if you had to land on someone, may as well be Lulu.

    Heck--you may even 'bounce' off.
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    Landing on Lulu would be like jumping on the roof of the O'Dome back in the day.
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    Who knows, maybe he asks Jesus to help him with everything.

    Thus, no big deal.
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    No doubt that would be one time I would welcome Lulu under me.
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    If you got to know Jesus I assure you that's no big deal
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    amen

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