Wallenda discusses hanging by her teeth over Niagara Falls

Geronimo Vena
Giugno 16, 2017

In a further theft of Nik Wallenda's thunder, Erendira smashed her husband's record on the fifth anniversary of his famous tightrope walk across Niagara Falls.

His stunt was also televised.

The stunt comes almost five years after Nik put on the headline-making performance, crossing 200 ft. above the falls.

The falls, a site that has attracted and inspired daredevils for generations, has a certain mystical pull, Wallenda said after her performance.

The city hoped Erendira's stunt would generate attention as well.

Erendira told reporters afterward that "it felt amazing" to be high above the Falls, but she wasn't expecting it to be so windy. "You could see she was making a few moves up there, definitely, changing positions, going horizontal, putting her legs out".

Erendira Vazquez Wallenda's stunt happened Thursday morning. She hung twice by her teeth with the use of a mouth guard. "Well, why don't you allow me to do it 300 feet (91 metres) above the falls?"

"What is against her", Nik Wallenda said, "is that your mind - the higher you are, the harder it is to let go and hang on by your teeth".

State parks officials say your blankets and lawn chairs probably aren't needed because the stunt will be short.

"It's generating the awareness, getting people here, people who wouldn't have come before", said Randy Bradt, the county legislature's majority leader. Nikolas recalled his wife saying.

The Wallendas have talked about opening a Wallenda-themed entertainment complex in Niagara Falls for several years, but there has been little, if any, public progress.

In June 2013, her husband became the first man to cross the Grand Canyon on a tightrope, completing that record-breaking feat in under 23 minutes.

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