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Ms Giliandís Flying Circus: Trapeze Artist Performs Routine Dangling from Paraglider 600m in the Air
Metro ^ | Sunday 28 Apr 2013

Posted on 04/28/2013 6:38:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Dangling below a paraglider, trapeze artist Roxane Giliand battles blustery winds to perform a vertigo-inducing circus routine 600m (2,000ft) in the air.

Held on by one safety tie, she took to the skies without a helmet or safety net to complete her gravity-defying routine with pilot Gill Schneider on a 3.5m (12ft) rope.

Nail-biting: Roxane Giliand dangles below Gill Schneider over the French Alps before their safe landing (Picture: Shams Productions/Caters) Despite the nail-biting danger, the duo insisted on performing the daredevil routine twice so that a film crew could capture the moment perfectly.

Mr Schneider, 29, teamed up with his father’s circus class to mix juggling, trapeze and other arts with paragliding and came up with the idea to have Roxane perform.

Safe landing: Roxane and Gill come back to Earth (Picture: Shams Productions/Caters) Their flight over Annecy Lake, in the French Alps, was captured by adventure filmmaker Adrien Sham who paraglided alongside.

Adrien, 31, said: ‘I was shooting the video with the trapezist and it was the last sequence to shoot before ending the video.

‘They were pretty far away the first, so they insisted we do it again get closer and show audiences. I’m delighted we did it because people were completely amazed.’


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1 posted on 04/28/2013 6:38:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Cool picture.
I think its funny however that the author thinks a helmet and safety net would make a difference if she feel 2,000 feet.


2 posted on 04/28/2013 6:43:08 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: nickcarraway

Once you get over 100 feet, does it really matter ?

If you fall, the only difference will be in the size of the splatter you make on the ground.


3 posted on 04/28/2013 6:56:32 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: svcw
I think its funny however that the author thinks a helmet and safety net would make a difference if she feel 2,000 feet.

"The safety net does have it's drawbacks."


4 posted on 04/28/2013 7:01:38 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: svcw

Actually, if you watch the video, she has a helmet.


5 posted on 04/28/2013 7:25:38 PM PDT by bluecollarman (Wanted....witty tagline.)
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To: bluecollarman

Ok, that is even more humorous.......seriously you fall 2,000 feet and the only thing a helmet does for you is that your brains might be scrambled in the helmet.


6 posted on 04/28/2013 8:16:31 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: nickcarraway

Being for the benefit of Mr. Kite?


7 posted on 04/28/2013 8:41:36 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Background checks, Mr. President? You first ...)
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