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 Post subject: Re: Aerial Fabric Class
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:51 am 
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I really miss aerial silks. Did it for a few months, but then moved to an area without classes. Straps is something I want to try too :)

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 Post subject: Re: Aerial Fabric Class
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:36 pm 
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I would be so sad if I moved to a place without aerials classes! I did straps for about five months but had to stop taking that class because of a schedule conflict. It is by far the most challenging apparatus I've ever tried. It hurts your wrists like hell, and takes a lot of strength to be able to do just about anything. It's definitely a slow-progress sort of apparatus! I hope to get back to it someday.


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 Post subject: Re: Aerial Fabric Class
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 12:23 pm 
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Straps I think will be a lot easier for me since they're basically the cirque version of gymnastics's still rings, which I've trained on for a few years. Love how one arm back levers look on straps!

I don't know how performers don't get serious bruises and burns, though. The one time I got to try straps, I tried roll ups (not sure what the actual name for the technique is, but that move when you have them behind your back, and your body is sideways and you twist upwards and the straps wrap around you as you go higher) and I got really nasty looking marks on my arms. I wonder if your skin gets used to it, or if performers just wear lots of arm makeup to hide it :P

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 Post subject: Re: Aerial Fabric Class
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 10:14 pm 
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Yeah I had pretty much constant bruises and scrapes when I was doing straps. Your body does sort of just get used to things though. When I first started training I would get awful bruises on the backs of my legs from even just doing a knee hang on trapeze but that doesn't happen anymore. I'm still pretty susceptible to rope/fabric burns though (ouch). I'm convinced this is all a hobby for masochists.


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 Post subject: Re: Aerial Fabric Class
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 10:15 pm 
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Also- yeah, if you've trained on rings there are a ton of similarities with straps. You've got a head start already!


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 Post subject: Re: Aerial Fabric Class
PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 10:48 pm 
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Now just need to wait for a circus arts gym to open up nearby, or win the lottery and get 30ft high ceilings :D

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