Not For The Acrophobic

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Re: Not For The Acrophobic

Postby guru » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:33 am

Conor Dary wrote:
guru wrote:Impressive as it was, the fact Nik Wallenda used a safety harness for his Niagara Falls crossing definitely took the edge off it.

Somewhere, Philippe Petit was shaking his head...

It was NBC(sic) who insisted on that. Having a fatal accident on live TV is not a good thing.

That's part of the deal when you decide as a network to broadcast something like that. And I'm sure dangling from that wire in the middle of the walk would have been a much better situation.
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Re: Not For The Acrophobic

Postby Daisy » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:17 am

Moonwalk. Movie doesn't really capture the danger but it's beautiful.
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