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Flying Trapeze Basics

Posted by Jordan Snider on Aug 10, 2018 5:00:04 AM

Flying trapeze acts are often one of the most memorable moments of visiting a circus and the acts are often breathtaking and awesome.  Circus arts are becoming quite popular and if you are interested in learning more about flying trapeze, here are a few flying trapeze basic terms that Get Circus Strong shares:

  • Swinging
  • Swinging in catcher's hands
  • Back end tricks - like a split, straddle, whip or hocks off
  • Turn around swing
  • Half-turn
  • Smooth Catch - timing and position are keys to a solid smooth catch
  • Remounting the platform
  • Roundtrip - "The flyer takes off from the platform, swings out and back and then performs a trick  and is caught by the catcher. The flyer swings out with the catcher and as they swing back, they work together and then press off each other so that the flyer can sail up out of the catcher’s hands, turn and then catch the bar to return again to the platform."

For more information:  Flying Trapeze Basics: catch point and landings

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