Monday, June 15, 2015

Trapeze High Show (Tori the Trapeze Fly Girl)

On Sunday, I watched Tori perform in a show for the first time. While I have seen her skills on the trapeze many times, I discovered she really kicks it up a notch for the crowd. Our Friends and Family Show at Trapeze High started at 4pm with Kenny, Dave and Kira demonstrating their skills on the Traveling Rings while Chris and Gina showed off an impressive Static Trapeze routine.

© Photo by Noah Unsworth

Back over at the Flying Trapeze rig, the six kids in Tori's Troupe each performed two tricks to the net before Tori dismounted from the board with a Reverse Suicide. After climbing the rope in style to the Catch Trap, she showed off her horizontal swing and the prettiest catch locks as she called her flyers off the board. Morganne was our brave volunteer to attempt a trapeze swing for the first time back in the November show and now here she is, throwing her Splits to a catcher.

© Photo by Noah Unsworth

Below are several videos of Chris (Hotdog) catching the Adult Troupe and showing off his dismount skills. It was great to see Angela perform her Half Turn Catch after all the practice she put in on Saturdays.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Flying Trapeze - Catch Trap Backflips

Tori has been catching for many years now but today she attempted her first back flip out of the catch trap. Here is the video of her second attempt. Now I'll have to get up the nerve to try it.

While Dave was helping my wife pump up her swing by pulling on the safety lines, the carabiner caught on the net and suspended her at forty-five degrees. She was stuck for a few minutes before they could free her.

© Photo by Noah Unsworth

Afterwards, she said it was more tiring practicing tricks out of the Catch Trap since she had to re-climb the rope for each attempt. The ladder up to the board is not so bad after all. :)