Had my last class of my second session of aerial silks. We did two drops; drops are hard because you have to go reeeeeeeally high, flip upside-down, and tie yourself up. You are often in a lot of pain when the ties are done, and then you have to fall and hope you’ve tied your stuff right so that you don’t fall on your head.
The kid in this video is freakishly good; I do not execute this stuff like this at all. The tricks in the video that I did are called “superman drop” and “one and a half”.
I haven’t ever gotten this big of a rush of adrenaline in my life. After I came down my whole body was zinging. It didn’t help that as I switched busses on the way home, a stunt man base jumped off the TD building at burrard station during my five minute wait between transfers. Something about a body hurtling off a building just makes you panic.
All in all. Awesome evening. Though I’ve got bruises in ungodly places where no woman should ever bruise. One week off till I’m back at it. Its 12:30 AM. No sign of sleep. Goddamn you adrenaline.
The second video is another version of the “one and a half” though this guy adds an extra, very loose, wrap, which he seems to regret. I like this video…it gives a more accurate idea of how high an adult has to go to do these tricks. It also gives a more accurate depiction of the initial adult reaction: what the fuck! ow!