NIAGARA FALLS, NY (WKBW)- Daredevil Nik Wallenda is hanging up his walking shoes for now. Tuesday marked his last day of practice at the Seneca Niagara Casino following close to two weeks of training.
"I'm tired and beat," said Wallenda. "I was dizzy today walking. I've just been going non-stop."
The exhaustion was well worth it for Wallenda who believes a rigorous training schedule gave him a vast amount of experience. Wallenda will now head back to his home in Sarasota, Florida to continue his training. He is also producing a theatre show in Branson, Missouri before his high wire performance.
"We've learned a lot, especially about how the cable reacts," added Wallenda. "The engineers were able to learn a lot too and this was a great rehearsal for them as well as myself."
For the June 15th high wire performance in the falls, Wallenda says he will be wearing a safety harness. His engineers are now creating one that can be easily removed if it snags on the wire or poses any kind of problem.