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Swiss Ball Acrobatics

There’s a series featuring two of the best athletes in the world, Damien Walters and Tim Shieff, who I’ve featured a whole bunch on this site. In this series they do a bunch of random acrobatic things together, along with some of their other friends.

To start with they work on a slack line, and they aren’t very good. This goes to show that just because you’re excellent at one thing it doesn’t mean you’ll be good at everything. Still the manage a couple near handstand that are probably beyond the ability of many slackliners. And if they stuck with it I’m sure they’d pick up skills very fast with their acrobatic base.

Then they move onto using a physio ball, also known as a swiss ball to try out new acrobatic moves. Some are awesome, but they also miss a whole bunch.

How to do the One Hand Handstand by Professor Orlick
ow to do the One Hand Handstand on Amazon

It’s great to watch a video like this where you see people just playing around with their skills, and how often they miss and make them. While your skills may not be at this level, the training could look much the same. Of course, it goes without saying that it’s not recommended to try any of these moves without a proper facility to train in, coaching, and making sure you only work at things within your skill range.

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Slackline Video

Maybe you’ve heard of slacklining before. Maybe you haven’t. Either way this slackline video shows some of the best tricks I’ve ever seen.

Walking and Jumping On Your HandsWalking and Jumping On Your Hands on Amazon

Before this I had never seen backflips, front flips and other crazy tricks on the slackline.

Considering I tried to mount a slackline one time and it took about 20 minutes before I could even stand on it with some steadiness I give these athletes a big shout out for their skills. It takes an entirely different form of balancing.

Anyone out there practice slacklining regularly?

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