As i’ve mentioned a little and even shared a photo, i tried the Flying Trapeze when we were in Club Med last month.
It was super thrilling.
Worst than roller coaster!
My heart practically flew out as i flew around… no joke! And the strength needed… ooohh.. i don’t think i could do what i did if not for the past years’ yoga and weight training. SERIOUSLY. Hanging on to the bar for your dear life, using only arms’ strength is no chicken feet.
For a moment after i leaped off from the stand, i thought i would let go and fall straight to the net… but … i didn’t. I managed to hang on.. and even accomplished what i was set out to do! *grin*
The whole experience was rather laughable.
I screamed all the way, but stopped when i was doing the stunts — stunts were not scary mah! :P
Hotel guests can’t help but to stare + watch intently and most, if not all, laughed.. according to my very reliable little sources who scowled at them for doing so. LOL. Well, i don’t blame them at all! I bet i’d laugh out loud too if i were them. I was such a clown! But i rather be a clown than to suffer silently with that constipated face! :ppppPPpp
The first time i tried getting my legs up onto the bar before hooking it up, i failed.
To do this, you need core strength. I underestimated what the very tight belt did to me. Then, i swung one more time to try again. This time, i put in more effort and i was up in no time. Hooking was easy but the decision to let go and fall back was a tough one. I have no idea how reliable my legs are! I always thought hooking up like that will hurt the back of my knee — can you feel the 2 fragile feeling bones there?
But i was wrong.
It didn’t hurt at all *phew*.
All was quiet and peaceful again until the second i let go of the bar and fell to the net. Muahahaha….. free fall => SCARY!
And getting down from the net was also pretty scary! Lol.. aiyoh. I’m terrible! *hides*
Loud, cheeery, whistles and aplauds awaited me when i landed (not that i didn’t get any while i was up there :P) .Must be my screaming! I turned beetroot red needless to say — i was the only one who screamed this many times!
Before i went up, i took note on how to execute the moves with poise and grace because many did it quite clumsily i must say. So when i wasn’t too wobbly and in shock to talk anymore, the first question i asked the husband was, “how was i? graceful or clumsy?“.
The husband replied flatly, “cartoon“.
But added shortly,”pretty graceful and a teeny weeny pro-like actually if not for the siao-cha-boh-screaming“.