After the Show Show: Nik Wallenda
Nik Wallenda discusses wire walking
- Duration 6:20
- Date Aug 6, 2012
Nik Wallenda discusses wire walking
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Two people in traditions do first of all the legendary Carol -- is -- there aren't.
I'll well at fell -- and very big -- that morning.
-- I let them it's just NIK rather than -- -- what's up with that you know what it's my -- my parents believe it has to -- it German -- -- comes from Germany so it's just NIK OLA yes.
If you're annually and and your families in -- business you really have any choice do you bothered.
Even thinking about and I don't like to be an investment bank it's.
Funny my parents pushed me to college go to college go to college go to college because what parent wants to see their kids do this.
I have three children that are -- -- 1411 and nine in all of them -- -- the wire.
And not because I've ever encourage them to but they see us playing on this we have fun it's truly what we love to do it -- -- for the Carlson life is on the wire and everything else is just waiting and it's.
True for our family.
I want my kids to go to college and and you know have a normal career and and so we'll see we'll see what they wanted you but no there definitely is a choice and again my parents and and I pushed my kids going to -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Yeah I think my parents backyard on -- wire about the time you know -- neighborhood was.
-- why are absolutely some of my best friends have learned to walk the wire would mean we broke world records together believe it -- -- imagine what neighborhood of wire harness it.
You know these shoes that he wears when he does the high wire act you know I'll Wear Levi's and he doesn't.
Their main forum is mother that's right.
-- God and other -- it was an -- -- bottom the right -- -- -- is because when the wire gets wet rather than becoming very slippery like you would think.
It actually becomes very sticky and if you stick to the wire.
So that we don't slip -- it starts raining -- over Niagara Falls when it wasn't raining this doesn't let me think you are praying the -- across -- file absolutely.
Yes and that's where I find my keys in every walk that I do -- I say a lot of prayers and often seen worship songs because it just.
He's become -- focused.
They -- there's something at different about the wire across that you couldn't focus signing because it was a missed over the wire right it was a huge challenge because normally there's something even if it's -- for a field vision even if it's a building off to left to right that I can focus on that I know there's a solid solid substance.
Well when I was walking over the -- Waterloo in law was not our -- so -- could even see the other side.
And of course down below the water was rushing down to -- I was able to see anything so that's when experience really want to -- limited and Atlantic City right.
It should be I'm over the beach although thank -- no tether has -- That's right because that was dragging behind yeah it was an area are very uncomfortable I'd never -- together or did it ever canceling the event -- -- my entire family was so worried with me about -- -- they're not about my ability Daniel my ability and -- train for all that hatred for heavy winds.
Think for -- -- But never treated.
It would be the other -- and right in January without that haven't declared that -- -- Carol you wanna do another.
Yeah I think made -- -- only gonna walk between my two casinos in Atlantic City it's actually not a beach casinos -- walking directly over the stand directly over the beach between two cranes.
Now are hard to say have to put your big tell follower that's correct I can't -- -- -- -- right -- -- Now I can't I have to do it more like a ballerina I think.
Sky it's not easy look and it's not easy it is kept.
And and hit it isn't -- bad it is -- it takes a lot you know a lot of practice but again I think anything that anybody wants to learn in life if you set your mind you and practice hard and it.
Did you listen here's all the in the backyard a few inches off the ground did you have an apparatus a lot like this -- I did I did and that's one of the challenges -- what we do is you become very complacent if you started two years old it becomes the same as walking the sidewalk to me.
It becomes dangerous because that's where you can lose your focus -- and -- start thinking about what bills -- do that comes.
Too easy to natural and you stock ratings are getting howling UniCredit and that's when there's a wake up call something -- something shakes you have a slip.
And you'll I gotta stay on point -- you -- -- I have never well I'm a showman so I've -- quite a few times back and honest then tonight that's right.
But you're not like one of us are just silly guys who just you know they -- -- -- this thing and it's been around.
You're just about.
-- -- the distance we have.
The mortgage market will argue everything from -- head spin on the wire to lay down on the wire two -- -- -- known for humans with the world record for the eight person chairman on the wire.
So we do a lot more than just walk but when it comes to these big -- it's really about focusing in making that long.
And leaving it about us being there it during Olympics and he does your outlook and something way way better than that I love gymnastics -- -- and of course the balance beam and in every part of it.
We have to be very you know.
It adds child to do this in due -- stands on this and everything when you walked across the wire in Niagara Falls you said that you emerged from the missed in an -- -- he saw something spectacular can you tell us what that.
I know millions of flashbulbs and the everywhere but also not not to mention Mike Stanley that was waiting -- for -- but one of my dreams was to walk into that -- -- disappear.
And for everybody on the Canadian side which is the direction -- walking that's what happened.
I disappeared and my wife had no idea she was waiting for me actually on the Canadian side.
And as a lot of data missed you know I think she could relax -- and he's OK he's there.
So he started the American side -- walked into the missing disappearance of the Americans and then you reemerged and had a -- you reappeared to the Canadians and 120000.
Of those Canadians wasn't.
There were and that's one of the cool things that they got the people that were watching from the American side it -- was.
We were we didn't know where you work but when we heard the crowd screaming all the way across the board we knew you'd need you need made it there is so cool and it's so -- that you had -- Come over today and share your secrets.
You passed partly Barack I had absolutely constantly did the customs you have to trust -- somewhere across Niagara Falls right that's right.
Though nick thank you know I grabbed my -- -- pathetic figure out Thursday you and growth -- and -- -- The -- your lol.
I can't read their anxiety did you exciting to me nick Linda we're glad you're here being you know make you.