Some teeterboard specialists from Cirque du Soleil offering a little inspiration for those of us who are going to try this next week for the first time!! This group are called Amaluna and are shown here having just completed pitch to handstand catch – to a guy off to the side of the centre of the board – quite a feat:
Not quite sure where the guy still on the board is going in this next shot – a bit like a ‘spot the ball’ competition!:
…I think he is vacating the space for the flier to land on his end of the board and pitch up the other guy.
That’s definitely a bit out of our league! We (if we get it together at all) are more likely to look like this:
…except of course we shall be shirtless and barefoot as usual. In fact, I’m told some new costumes await us: silvery three-quarter length pants like these, with silver ‘thongs’ under for when we strip down to do the sweaty and ‘fakir-type stuff. A style rather like these…
but some sort of ‘metallic’ finish to be picked out by the lights, apparently!
Jeans can look pretty effective in performance, as illustrated here by two British lads – Sam Sturt (top) and Jack Atherton (base, who I know slightly):
…doing stuff we’re rather more familiar with (but wearing gym slippers not barefoot)
Well, that’s given Jack and Sam a bit of a ‘plug’, I suppose. Now back to our own training!
Keeping up the strength and muscle for holding those balances.
No time for more today – off to the gym right now.