These videos were taken at the trapeze school on the Club Med Lindeman Island resort. Unfortunately, the video is not particularly clear, but that’s me on the swing being caught. It’s the easiest flying trapeze catch, apparently.
Flying Trapeze – practice
Practice for the transfer. Note that I am very late in letting go of the bar with my hands, despite repeated yelling. There’s something about the height and the peril that concentrates the mind wonderfully. It’s just that the mind does not concentrate on what people are actually saying.
Flying Trapeze – successful transfer
My first successful transfer. Once again, I was late to let go of the bar (though not as late as before) and I didn’t let go with my knees until I was actually pulled off the bar by the force of the transfer. Which hurt a bit, not that I noticed at the time. Concentrated mind, and all that.
The performance, done that night. We’re all in snazzy skin-tight costumes. I was repeating in my head, again and again, “legs up, let go quick, unhook knees”, as I climbed the ladder. And it worked out pretty well – I was much faster with everything and it was definitely the most successful of the transfers I did. Unfortunately, it was also a little difficult to capture with the camera at night, so you don’t see much. Oh well.