Discovering Flying Trapeze is a 450 page paperback book
designed to accompany your training and development in partnership
with your instructor.
The book is illustrated with hundreds of clear and simple diagrams
explaining basic concepts, fundamental techniques and useful training
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Right from the start
The Arriving at the Rig section covers everything you need to
know as you arrive for your class, right from learning your trick on
the practice bar, to climbing the ladder and leaving the board.
You'll discover the roles of the instructors you will meet and learn
how to use the safety equipment such as the safety net and the safety
Preparing your body
The Warm-up and Conditioning sections explain how to
physically prepare yourself for a flying session with a simple
fifteen minute warm-up and suggest simple exercises that you can do
at home between classes to keep you in shape, improve your
performance and reduce the risk of injury over the long term.
The Tricks section covers a selection of over 50 flying
trapeze tricks in a suggested order. Each trick is explained
step-by-step from your first attempt on the practice bar through to
trying it for real on the flying trapeze and includes suggested
solutions to common problems that you might encounter.
Taking off the lines
Flying without Lines is a big step in your training. In this
section you'll learn why you might choose to fly out-of-lines, how to
decide if you are ready, and some basic techniques that you will need
The Taking it Further section covers a variety of topics that
will become relevant as you start to practice more regularly and at a
more advanced level. It explains how to get more involved at your
school by helping out on the platform and performing in flying
trapeze shows. You'll also learn how to make your own hand grips, how
to take great photos and video and use them for training, and what
you can expect if you have the chance to fly at different schools.