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Nik Wallenda prepares to walk Florida observation wheel

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 00:55

High-wire walker Nik Wallenda gets ready for his latest stunt in which he will attempt to walk atop a moving observation wheel in Orlando, Florida. Tara Cleary reports.

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Nik Wallenda's next stunt will happen here in Orlando, Florida. The acrobat will walk on top of this moving observation wheel … without a safety harness or balancing pole. SOUNDBITE: Nik Wallenda, high-wire walker, saying (English): "This is set at a walking pace which is great so that I can keep up. But again, it's not just walking though, it's the fact that I have to walk and move around some structures and get underneath structures, so there's going to be a lot going on for sure. Without a balancing pole it's really challenging." Wallenda will balance on a 6-inch-wide rim atop the 400-foot or almost 13 meter-high Orlando Eye, which takes 20 minutes to move a full circle. And what motivates the high-wire walker? SOUNDBITE: Nik Wallenda, high-wire walker, saying (English): "My whole life is, hopefully, about inspiring other people to become greater at what they do and in order to do so, I better live out my words and that's what I'm doing here." Wallenda will take a turn on the Orlando Eye on April 29.

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Nik Wallenda prepares to walk Florida observation wheel

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 00:55