Chinese Acrobat Saimaiti Aishan Tightrope Slip (Video)

OMG, Strange News — By on 2011/08/07 2:35 AM

Chinese Acrobat Saimaiti Aishan Tightrope Walking Fail

Chinese acrobat Saimaiti Aishan had some problems walking across a 50 ft long steel wire strung between two hot air balloons floating 100 feet off the ground in central China’s Hunan Province on Saturday morning, reports the Telegraph.

But that’s just a minor inconvenience compared to what happened in another attempt at 328 feet, the one you didn’t see in their video. This time Aishan actually slipped and hanged on the steel wire by one hand. He lost his balance due to the strong air current, which also caused him to fail in the first attempt at 100 feet.

Watch Aishan’s second attempt in the video below:

Saimaiti Aishan is a seventh-generation Dawa Zi, a traditional acrobatic performance of Uygur Chinese, and a three-time Guinness World Record holder for: head standing on high wire for the longest time, walking backwards on high wire for the longest distance and walking on high wire with the biggest gradient.

He is preparing to repeat the crossing at a height of 650 feet (200 meters) to claim his fourth Guinness World Record. Let’s just hope the Gods of the winds will be with him that time.

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  • John

    I like how the one announcer is laughing