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Their rig is located inside Soccer Zone in south Austin. On my class there were a total of ten people, about half of them with some experience, and the other half newbies.
Us newbies went through a small introduction in a low trapeze: how to hang, how to hang from your feet, etc. The we went ahead and took turns in the actual trapeze! I had both a harness, so the whole thing feels (and is) extremely safe.
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The instructors tell you when to do things, and this is key- timing is extremely important, especially if you are supposed to be caught by someone in a different trapeze.
The “routine” I had to do went something like this:
- Jump off platform.
- When you reach the other side, put your feet on the bar.
- When you reach the initial side, let go of the bar, hang from knees, extend hands for catch.
- Since there was no catcher at first, you “undo” all of this and then jump off to the net with a fancy backflip.
- Once there is a catcher, the catcher grabs you by your hands, you swing, then you jump off.
That’s it! Not too complicated once you get it. But time does move fast on the trapeze.