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On Saturday I took my first real fall in acro. We were in a two-high… - Tactical Ninja

Aug. 19th, 2014

09:26 am

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On Saturday I took my first real fall in acro. We were in a two-high and I was practicing my Y-split (note that I've finally found out what this one-legged bizzo is called). Happy was also on one leg, things got wobbly, he had to either put his foot down suddenly or go over with me on top of him. He put his foot down which made his shoulder disappear from under my foot, and whoopsie!

It's actually only about a 1.8 metre drop, but still kind of daunting. I wouldn't choose to jump from that high. However, I managed to land safely and nobody got hurt*. Happy was kind of mortified because dropping your flyer is mortifying, but I'm pretty happy about it because it was going to happen sooner or later, and now it's happened and it's nowhere near as scary and painful as I'd been imagining. And there are things we can do to prevent a repeat performance.


I took a picture of myself doing one, so that I could see where I'm at vs where I want to be. Turns out that I'm about half way between Yoga Guy and Ballet Lady.



Also, yes I really am a zombie at that time of day. But yeah, I'm fairly pleased with that. There's definitely room for improvement, but I've only been practicing this for a week so with a few months, it should go a fair bit higher.

Now all we need is for Happy to do the same thing at the same time, and it'll be totally awesome.


* In my head it was one of those three-point landings like in every RPG rogue roleplay ever, but in reality it was probably more like this:

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From:tatjna
Date:August 18th, 2014 11:13 pm (UTC)
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So exactly what that duck is doing then.
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From:adam_0oo
Date:August 24th, 2014 01:28 am (UTC)
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Be like the duck, land on your front neck.
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From:tatjna
Date:August 24th, 2014 02:34 am (UTC)
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For added comedic effect!
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From:fbhjr
Date:August 18th, 2014 11:56 pm (UTC)
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Glad you're OK!
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From:tatjna
Date:August 18th, 2014 11:57 pm (UTC)
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Hahaha me too! ;-)
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From:pundigrion
Date:August 19th, 2014 01:03 am (UTC)
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Good save! Sounds like it might have been a nasty fall if you hadn't had cat-like nimble reflexes.
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From:tatjna
Date:August 19th, 2014 01:07 am (UTC)
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Or just been built like a weeble and landed bottom end first....
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From:pundigrion
Date:August 19th, 2014 01:09 am (UTC)
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Still useful!

I joke with my wide feet that I can walk on squishy mud without sinking nearly as much...
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From:t_c_da
Date:August 19th, 2014 08:53 pm (UTC)
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built like a weeble and landed bottom end first....

But Weebles wobble and don't fall down!
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From:meathiel
Date:August 19th, 2014 07:03 am (UTC)
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That picture cracked me up ... I bet you looked a lot more graceful, though!
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From:brynhilda
Date:August 22nd, 2014 06:58 pm (UTC)
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Wow, looks a lot like proper ballet to me :D!
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