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Cyr wheel
« on: November 09, 2011, 02:56:57 PM »

Perhaps these wheels, called "roue Cyr", get you the closest to feeling like a top:

Young Stage Circus Festival Basel 2010: Maxime Pythoud (Roue Cyr)

Looks like fun. But considering that doing the trick Wheel of Fortune (bastones) gets me dizzy, I don't know if it would be a good idea. 
Also, the fingers seem to be at risk. Perhaps they should make one with two concentric rings to put the fingers in between.

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Re: Cyr wheel
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011, 03:14:08 PM »

An Air Sickness Bag might come in handy too!

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Re: Cyr wheel
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2011, 05:49:56 PM »

wow, Wow, WOW!!!  That looks pretty cool but I wonder how many times he pinched his fingers during training.

Very impressive.  It must be a lot of work.  Did you see the drop of sweat on the end of his nose after his routine?

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Re: Cyr wheel
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011, 11:12:34 PM »

Man, I've seen quite a few people work with this prop, this guy is one of the best I've seen.  Very impressive.