Kids, Don’t try this at home!

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Professional daredevil Nik Wallenda broke not one, but two world records in Chicago on Sunday Night.

A chilly breeze tousled his hair as he stepped onto a tightrope 180 metres above the ground and walked 140 metres between two buildings in downtown Chicago.

The walk took eight minutes, but most impressively the tightrope had a steepness of 19 degrees. This is the tightrope equivalent of a small but incredibly dangerous hill.

Wallenda wore a body camera which focused on his specialised tightrope walking shoes as he placed them one after the other on the rope, his face frozen in concentration as he battled winds of 16-24 km per hour.

He used a 7 metre balance pole to steady himself.

“You guys watching think I’m crazy, but this is what I’m made for,” Wallenda said after his first few steps on the first wire.

Wallenda then completed a second walk, this one taking a mere two minutes as he walked 30 metres between buildings but still 180 metres above the ground. However, this time he was blindfolded.

His two walks broke the record for the steepest tightrope walk and the highest blindfolded tightrope walk.

Written by Charlotte

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lama
lama
November 4, 2014 8:39 am

im going to try this when I get home!!!

ella
ella
November 4, 2014 8:55 am

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lns
lns
November 4, 2014 9:50 am

don’t try it because I just did hahaha

lns
lns
November 4, 2014 9:51 am

crasy

I.L.Y
November 4, 2014 11:18 am

that would be so so freaky walking across there blind folded and 180 metres off the ground what a crazy guy but at the same time clever and brainy yep and kids do not try that

pirinoa
pirinoa
November 4, 2014 11:44 am

I tried it it’s fun

Katrina Curtis
Katrina Curtis
November 4, 2014 12:12 pm

that must be really hard.

Jack
November 4, 2014 1:22 pm

wow that is so cool. I wish I could that. It is amazing how he did it blindfolded the second time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Teili
November 4, 2014 2:07 pm

WOW That is so…

None
November 4, 2014 4:21 pm

Wow crazy

WUDDAF###
November 4, 2014 4:22 pm

OMG WHO WOULD DO THAT WELL I GUESS THATS WHAT EVIL KENIVEL

liv
liv
November 4, 2014 6:17 pm

oh my gosh what a man

Amish
Amish
November 5, 2014 9:50 am

How does he do it there is a youtube clip.But my god how does he do it plus hes blindfolded!!!

princess bubbles
November 5, 2014 11:23 am

omg

Mash
Mash
November 5, 2014 12:36 pm

What!!!!!!!!!

Mash
Mash
November 5, 2014 12:36 pm

I would be to frighten to do that

Humper jumper
Humper jumper
November 5, 2014 1:38 pm

Wow that’s so cool I wish I could do that it would be extremely hard to balance on a rope like that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Drae
November 5, 2014 4:06 pm

Wwwwwhhhhhhhhaaaaat he’s crazy

magical icey moon
November 6, 2014 7:16 pm

omg is this man crazy?!?!?!

magic ice moon
November 7, 2014 9:59 am

that is so scary

magic ice moon
November 7, 2014 10:02 am

wow that is so scary

the best
November 7, 2014 10:04 am

is he out of his mind

kataryna kemp
November 7, 2014 10:06 am

he is ausome

maddie
maddie
December 1, 2014 9:21 am

wow inpresive I would of been terrified doing that.thats amazing but crazy

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