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 Post subject: Improvised Counterweight Flying Video
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:44 pm 
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So I went to Ireland for a fortnight, and this is one of the things I did! Among other things, I took a class in counterweight flying (for the first time) for one week I was there, and at the end of it I produced this improvised piece:



Vegan goes airborne :)

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 Post subject: Re: Improvised Counterweight Flying Video
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:30 pm 
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That's so cool! We happened across a kids' circus school (I know, what!? how awesome!) a few weeks ago, and they had .. what is it called, like aerial acrobatics? Oh, it's the thing in your avatar, Imogen. So cool!

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 Post subject: Re: Improvised Counterweight Flying Video
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:50 pm 
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Thank you :)

In my avatar is aerial fabrics and cocoon, although I am doing it with a harness on which is slightly different to just 'straight' aerial fabrics, which I do as well. It's so amazing that they had that for kids as well, it's so much fun :)

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 Post subject: Re: Improvised Counterweight Flying Video
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Wow, that looks amazing! Never heard of that before and now I want to try it!


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 Post subject: Re: Improvised Counterweight Flying Video
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:11 pm 
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It's so much fun and really feels as close to flying as you're likely to get :)

It's also the same way they make people fly in the air during stage productions, although there are a number of different harnesses/attachments for it. Basically I'm on one end of a rope and pulley system, and someone else is on the other going up and down a ladder to take me up and down in the air.

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