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Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks across his 1,500-foot tightrope 100 feet above the beach in Atlantic City on Aug. 9, 2012.

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Daredevil Nik Wallenda balances during his 1,500-foot tightrope walk 100 feet above the beach of Atlantic City on Aug. 9.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Like anyone taking a walk on the beach, Nik Wallenda on Thursday found sand in places he didn't want it.

For Wallenda, it was on the tightrope he traversed some 100 feet over the beach.

"It felt really slippery," he said. So slippery that he considered doing the 1,300-foot walk barefoot.

But ultimately, Wallenda decided to keep on the buckskin and suede shoes his mother made him, and he completed the walk without any real difficulties.

For Wallenda, a member of the seventh generation of the famous daredevil family that's been putting on shows for two centuries, it was another in a long line of death-defying feats. Read More

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Beachgoers watch daredevil Nik Wallenda during his 1,500-foot tightrope walk 100 feet above the beach of Atlantic City on Aug. 9.

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Volunteers hold ropes to steady the wire during daredevil Nik Wallenda's 1,500-foot tightrope walk 100 feet above the beach in Atlantic City on Aug. 9.