tight rope

dose aneyone have aney tight rope unicycle videos

On Tue, 26 Apr 2005 15:25:09 -0500, “unicyclepa” wrote:

>dose aneyone have aney tight rope unicycle videos

Yes, on analog VHS tape (Cirque du Soleil).

[Reposted directly on the forum; the gateway doesn’t seem to work correctly.]

Klaas Bil

I would LOVE to try tightrope unicycling.

No video, but Circus Oz had it when they visited the UK about 5 years ago.

It was very impressive, not least because:

  • The male rider was wearing a pink Tu-tu (spelt wrong?)
  • Two women, in leather, were snapping whips at him
  • The tight rope appeared to be on fire (although this was a secondary cord hanging below the support wire)

and finally the wheel was on fire!

If only I had a video of this…

Been there, done that. I almost tried the slackrope, but I couldn’t mount. The tightrope I was using was rather slack, so the hardest part was managing the oscilations. It was also only about 14’ long, so I could only do about 2-3 revs (i forget which). It felt as easy, if not easier than rail riding.

Re: tight rope

On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 17:13:48 -0500, “keg” wrote:

>It was very impressive, not least because:

The Cirque du Soleil one isn’t less impressive. The lady rider
freemounts the giraffe on the tightrope (about 5 m high, the tightrope
I mean, the giraffe looked like a 5-footer) with an umbrella in one
hand, idles and rides around (well “around” in 2D of course). The most
impressive part though was how she dismounted: she backflipped from
the giraffe onto the rightrope while the giraffe fell to the side!

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

“When it comes to the family jewels, you won’t be having fun until they’re having fun. - Jake D”

Speaking of oscilations, one of the most difficult rails I’ve done is the metal one that wobbles in the end of my big movie. The thing is, your movement gets it going but then once it starts wobbling it has enough momentum (or interia…I’ve forgotten what I learned in high school physics) to throw you off your line. In the clip in my movie I make the line (although I wanted to drop onto the wooden log and ride that) but in the failed attempts I ride it much slower and it wobbles MUCH more. Good fun! :slight_smile:


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Holy crap!