AmpliVox would like to congratulate daredevil Nik Wallenda for his latest death defying feat, walking across a tightrope between two skyscrapers over Chicago Sunday without a safety net or harness.
by his father’s voice using an AmpliVox S602 Mity-Meg megaphone
Thousands of cheering fans packed the streets around the city's Marina City towers to watch the 35-year-old heir and 7th generation progeny of the famed Flying Wallendas circus family complete the back-to-back walks including one wearing a blindfold. With cheers and whistles coming from a crowd gathered below, the stunt was captured live on the Discovery Channel.
Wallenda began by walking more than two city blocks from the Marina City west tower to the Leo Burnett Building. That first crossing, which took 6:51 minutes and was done at a 19-degree slant across the Chicago River, set the world record for steepest incline for tightrope walking between two buildings.
"I love Chicago and Chicago definitely loves me," said Wallenda as he walked the wire, with the crowd of thousands below him screaming in support. "What an amazing roar!"
Nik’s second and blindfolded walk across the tightrope was guided by his father’s voice using an AmpliVox S602 megaphone, instructing Nik as he walked blindly midair between the two Marina City towers.
As a member of the famous Flying Wallendas, Nik is no stranger to death-defying stunts. He walked across a wire 1,500 feet above a river in Arizona in June 2013, becoming the first person to traverse the gorge near Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Before that, he made a record journey across Niagara Falls in 2012.
But on Sunday, Wallenda made it look easy. "I'm so blessed for these opportunities," he said during his walk. "You guys watching think I'm crazy, but this is what I was made for."