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Instructables goes Trapezing! (Updated with Videos!) Answered

On the 16th of October, team instructables decided to head over to Trapeze Arts for a day of fun and adventure!

As a reward for our one millionth registered user, I was given the option to choose how we got to celebrate the occasion.  After researching for a little while, a friend mentioned that she'd recently gone to a one day trapeze class.  I looked into it, and it seemed like a fun idea.  Several people brought cameras and a bunch of videos were taken.

You can see photo's of the event below, sadly the video's haven't been cut together yet.  Hopefully I'll be able to add that soon!

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Well, I finally managed to get the videos all put together, I hope you enjoy! You can find them on our youtube channel.

However, I'll just embed them here for ease of browsing!


I figured it'd be nice to show off one complete run by everyone. Sadly we didn't get video of everyone getting caught, so I had to make do with what I had.



Now a video of everyone's practice runs. We had to just practice swinging and getting our legs up and over the bar, then jumping back into the net. The guy who does the double flip out of the net at the end of the video is the instructor who's catching us in the following video.



Then we all got a chance to get caught. this is another mashed up video of all of us on our runs to get caught by one of the instructors.



Finally, after we finished the trapezing, we went to the equipment room to have some more fun. There were trampolines, tight rope (that was a couple feet of the ground), plate spinning, super yo-yo's, and a whole ton more. Again, we were all having fun, so video didn't get taken of everything, but I think this mash-up kind of shows off some of what we got to do.



...And that was our trip to Trapeze Arts! Everyone who worked there was great, and we had a blast!
Thanks!

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Zaphod Beeblebrox (author)2010-01-20

The mythbusters went there once i think it was "Hit The Ground Running"

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Wasagi (author)2009-12-28

 A Million Users!! woah.

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ReCreate (author)2009-11-23

"here we are at Trapeze school yayyyyy boo boo" lol!

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Grathio (author)2009-11-17

That looks like an alarming amount of fun! 

Hmmm... who can I drag there...

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Lithium Rain (author)2009-11-10
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Goodhart (author)Lithium Rain2009-11-10

Yes, looks like fun despite my aprehension (not fear ;-)  of heights

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jeff-o (author)Goodhart2009-11-17

I'm not afraid of heights, just falling from them.

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Goodhart (author)jeff-o2009-11-17
I don't even really fear the fall so much as that sudden stop at the end..... ;-)
 

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StumpChunkman (author)Goodhart2009-11-10

I found while climbing that ladder, that apprehension magnified.  While standing atop the platform, hanging over the edge, it really didn't go away then either.

...I've never thought of myself as afraid of heights, but my body is very good at yelling at me when I'm about to do something drastically stupid to it...

...even when assured that the activity will be safe.

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Goodhart (author)StumpChunkman2009-11-11
I was QUITE afraid of heights when younger (some 30+ years ago), but I eventually got over it to a degree.   Looking over a ledge, where a safety bar is, I feel a mild thrill, standing atop a ladder planted firmly into the damp earth, not so much a thrill as a healthy apprehension :-)   BUT I was able to get aboard a 2 seater airplane a few years back and although my first thought was to jump out as he took off, I quelled that and finally enjoyed (most of) the rest of the flight (my hurting ears were a bit distracting),.
 

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StumpChunkman (author)Goodhart2009-11-12

Nice! Congrats on managing to face those fears, and beat them into submission. ^__^

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Goodhart (author)StumpChunkman2009-11-12
Thanks.  My Grandpa, unknowingly helped me with that a little.   Being the oldest of my Clan, he asked me to help in painting his garage.  The front was a little over one story high, so the ladder wasn't TOO high.   HOWEVER, since they sat on a slope and the garage was level, that meant that the backs were much closer to 2 stories high.....and on a ladder, with one leg of the ladder propped up with boards and bricks.......I was not quite as steady on that :-)   But I survived, and that really helped me overcome (to some extent) my fear of heights.
 

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kikiclint (author)2009-11-16

If your around Seattle a flying trapeze just opened at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. Its way fun, Check it out if your in town. www.sancaseattle.org

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Goodhart (author)2009-11-16

Ah, I do remember in my younger days, working out while I was on the gymnastic team, and I loved the trampoline (I specialized on the rings mostly).   Looks like a lot of fun

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Kiteman (author)2009-11-11

A million registered members??

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StumpChunkman (author)Kiteman2009-11-12

I know!!!  It's awesome!

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mikeasaurus (author)2009-11-11

looks intense, who successfully pulled off the first trick?

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I think just about everyone. To my amazement, I even managed to pull it off, which I didn't think was going to happen.

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=SMART= (author)2009-11-11

Haha awesome, you trapeze with ease !
looks pretty scary though !!

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DJ Radio (author)2009-11-11

Dats rad dawg.  I wantz trapeeeeeeez.  =P

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Jayefuu (author)2009-11-11

That looks like so much fun!

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Sunbanks (author)2009-11-10

That would be so much fun! 

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