other balance skills (pt II) :)

a while back there was a thread about other balance skills… rola,
slack, bucket-walking (!!) etc… well, i’ve just had a go at the
ultimate balance, after uni of course… surfing!!!

my niece took me to woolacombe in north devon and we spent the
afternoon battling the waves. it was a totally good time and i enjoyed
it tons. the thing is i didn’t once manage to get on the board (for
any length of time)* and feel like i was in control. much like my
first 1000 or so attempts at uni.

i kinda wondered if anyone lives down my way (i’m in torquay) i’d love
to meet up for a bit of uni, juggling or maybe even surfing… hmm,
anyone?

*when i say get on the board i meant lie on it… at no point
during the day was i even close to kneeling, let alone standing :slight_smile:

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I go to Devon quite often. Were it not for the serious offence caused by the TWO exclamation marks after ‘bucket walking’, I would offer to ride with you. Bucket walking is an ancient and honourable skill, and took me minutes to perfect. Where I come from, all the kids are doing bucket trials, there are regular ‘Mucket’ (mountain bucket) rides in Sherwood Forest, and a team of us are entering the Red Bull 24 hour off road race on milk churns. It makes other balance sports ‘pail’ into insignificance.

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hey mikefule… i lived in derby from '89 till october last year. i
fly a kite. and i ride a motorbike :slight_smile:

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It’s no good! The damage has been done. Not ONE but TWO exclamation marks. ;0)

I hardly get time to fly my kits these days, and even the motorbike only gets used for work most of the time :0( But that’s because I’m always dancing, unicycling and fencing. :0)

IS ANYBODY ELSE suddenly getting ‘Script Errors’ every time they try to post a reply or use a smiley? Or is it this bloomin’ carp computer again? :0[

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Nope… just you… :slight_smile:

Phil

Rola Bolas, yeah, kind of boring compared to uni but still good for long rainy winter juggling days and beer parties. Freestanding ladders are fun, hard, and silly. Slackrope is a total rush, get some good rope, one to stand on [AND one to hold onto] and some cardboard or carpet scraps to protect the trees; have at it. It’s kind of dangerous, so don’t sue if you get a boo-boo. carjug

Another balence device is a simple ciecle of wood, 1 cm thick, 40 cm in diameter, with a small wodden ball screwed to the bottem. This does wonders for your balence.

-Budd-

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hey carjug… i went with the flow of your slack rope idea, but i
ended up getting into the “tree protection” thing instead… now all
the trees are covered in wilton, axminster and bits of persian rugs.
the garden looks lovely :o)