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  • #76
    Re: Not For The Acrophobic

    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...
    There are no strings on me

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    • #77
      Re: Not For The Acrophobic

      Great documentary about Philippe Petit and the World Trade Center walk, called "Man on Wire." Netflix has it.

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      • #78
        Re: Not For The Acrophobic

        Originally posted by DrJay
        Great documentary about Philippe Petit and the World Trade Center walk, called "Man on Wire." Netflix has it.

        Yep, actually won an Oscar I believe. Sundance runs it occasionally.


        No safety harness. No strap to help support the weight of the balancing pole.

        http://glencove.files.wordpress.com/200 ... n-wire.jpg
        There are no strings on me

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        • #79
          Re: Not For The Acrophobic

          Originally posted by guru
          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 who insisted on that. Having a fatal accident on live TV is not a good thing.

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          • #80
            Re: Not For The Acrophobic

            Originally posted by Conor Dary
            Originally posted by guru
            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 who insisted on that. Having a fatal accident on live TV is not a good thing.
            It was ABC and they threatened to pull the broadcast if he removed it.

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            • #81
              Re: Not For The Acrophobic

              Originally posted by Conor Dary
              Originally posted by guru
              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.
              There are no strings on me

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              • #82
                Re: Not For The Acrophobic

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

                http://vimeo.com/56298775#

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                • #83
                  oh boy...

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa5MXOMN1lM
                  There are no strings on me

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by guru View Post
                    Yeah, that'll be a hard pass!

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                    • #85
                      That looks completely idiotic.

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                        That looks completely idiotic.
                        LOL!! Me too. Like 127 Hours, I don't want to see what might happen to me when I hike. Hear no, see no!
                        You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!

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                        • #87
                          Solid reviews from both critics and audience

                          https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fall

                          They've already made back their budget in the opening weekend so should make a tidy profit.
                          There are no strings on me

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                          • #88
                            60's/70's LA Valley/Arizona Sate Pole Vaulter/decathlete TIm Knappen, aka Zuma Tim, aka Snake puts all of today's safety conscious "X gamers" to shame in this video below. For years, drivers going westbound into the Malibu tunnel were greeted with the graffiti "Zuma Tim" ...how he got in position to spray that is mindboggling. Watch light tower Tim below:


                            https://youtu.be/-AyOqRi_Reo

                            RIP Tim Knappen 1949-2017
                            Last edited by DET59; 08-15-2022, 12:39 AM.

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