Skip to comments.Ms Giliandís Flying Circus: Trapeze Artist Performs Routine Dangling from Paraglider 600m in the Air
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 fathers 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. Im delighted we did it because people were completely amazed.
I think its funny however that the author thinks a helmet and safety net would make a difference if she feel 2,000 feet.
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.
"The safety net does have it's drawbacks."
Actually, if you watch the video, she has a helmet.
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.
Being for the benefit of Mr. Kite?
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