Yep, that’s me climbing the ladder to get to the seemingly tiny platform that by the way was ….. 23 feet up in the air! Of course I had to recruit a buddy to through this venture with me – my brave friend Kathy was happy to go. Here we are below … with huge smiles and a little sarcastic glimpse of ‘tsst, nervous? us? naaaa!!’.
The classes are held by Trapeze School of New York. They have an indoor and outdoor arenas. We thought it would be amazing ‘flying’ outdoors. They gave us a few lessons before ‘THE” fly. Do you recognize me below in my ninja outfit! I even had black socks on!
Then, the mooooment came. Climbing the ladder wasn’t nerve racking esp since I didn’t look down (hey, this gal was on a mission), and I didn’t even blink when I saw that the instructor – who I was entrusting my life to – was wearing a nose ring hook (like a bull), I just focused:
Don’t I look focused?
Then, fly . . .
Flip, turn, fly . . .
I held on to dear life:
The turns (flips), which was done when we let go on their command were sooooo much fun!!!
Getting out of the net was easy. As I gently touched the ground with a soft flip from the net, I realized that my legs were tReMbELinG like noodles. It was a “OMG, did I just do that?” feeling. When you are flying you are completely focused in the moment, then your brain catches up and reminds you what u just did. Here’s a vid of me right after my first flight, and you can detect a bit of nervousness in my voice:
Overall, IT WAS AWESOME!!!!!! Check out Kathy’s dismount below, all cool, calm, and collected. Afterwards, we went to our favorite restaurant bar in lower Manhattan called SouthWest NY to celebrate our bravery. So, have you / would you consider taking flying trapeze classes?
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