This is an alternative way to get up to standing on the cradle. It's used when the flyer cannot be pushed directly up to standing from a Whip position. In this variation, the flyer ‘climbs up' the catcher's body and is then pushed up to standing.

This method can also be used on a normal swinging trapeze catcher (although this is quite a rare trick because there isn't much space on the bar for the flyer to stand on).

The same technique (sometimes called a ‘Double Swan') is used in a Double Trapeze act (when the bar is not swinging) to bring the flyer up to stand on the bar.


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You can find out more about this trick in my books:


Thanks to @pneumaticarts and the team at Emerald City Trapeze Arts for providing a video for this page.

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