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Homework question - Philippe Petit's knees

#2 Son is doing a short talk at school on Philippe Petit, the Frenchman that tightrope-walked between the Twin Towers.

He has plenty of information, except he has found several references to a move Petit did called "knee salutes".  He would like to do one in front of the class, but we can't find an image or description of the move.

Anybody know?

(Edit: Best Answer chosen by #2 Son)

Isn't that when he kneels down on the rope, like a fencer lunging.
Steve
vampist4 years ago
Here you are. He balanced on one knee while saluting. Original article can be found here http://www.thevastpictureshow.com/2008/09/review-man-on-wire-45.html
lemonie4 years ago
Interesting question.
It's a "knee salute", I think it may have been a "trademark" as the 'net points back to him on that.
I'll say it's a raised-knee, but I couldn't find an image.

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lemonie lemonie4 years ago

Although I could find this knee-picture


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Jayefuu lemonie4 years ago
I was thinking more this, without the fancy hands.
lunge-with-knee-bent.jpg
JavaNut134 years ago
Have a look at the video - 'Man On Wire' - and see if you can get any ideas of this 'knee salute'
Burf4 years ago
This is a "knee salute" although I didn't know there was a name for it. I recall having seen tightrope walkers assume the pose, with their balance bar across their out stretched arms.


Jayefuu4 years ago
I'd imagine it's similar to a slacklining move we do. One knee touches the line, the front foot stays flat.