Friday, 29 July 2011

Sommarland - Sky Pirates

So yesterday i wrote about our family trip to Skara Sommarland that we took on Wednesday, but unfortunatly if i had continued to write on that blog post it would have probably taken everyone about three days to read through it all so i decided to split it up into two parts.

While we were at Sommarland we decided that we would go and see a show that they put on there called "Sky Pirates" basically it's these absolute psychotic people who put on a show jumping from great hights into a pool of water etc.

They actually put on a really entertaining show for all the family, although i have to admit some of the stuff they do really scares the crap out of me.

I have seen this show twice before, but i still get amazed at how the woman on the right jumps from quite high up and skips all the way down into the water, it's just absolutly amazing. But they get worse as they go on, or maybe not worse but more amazing.

I managed to catch the Capitan mid flip which i found pretty kewl, and then out of the blue the younger member of their crew comes out and climbs up one of the masts and sets himself on fire. I MEAN WHAT???!?!? 

What really amazes me is the fact their whole team can climb up to different heights on the masts and then all at once they will jump off and land in the small pool at the bottom, i mean that takes some crazy ass co-ordination don't you think??
But as you can see on the picture to the right, the young guy climbed all the way to the top of the mast because the crowd was screaming at him to, i mean seriously what would happen if something would go wrong? i know these guys train day in and day out but it only takes one small mistake and things could go seriously wrong, but how would the crowd feel if something did go wrong after they are screaming at him to go right to the top? lol. The thought scares the hell out of me.

But if you have never seen anything like this i would highly recommend it, as it is truly a awsome display. I have attached a small video from youtube below that you can actually see some of what they do, unfortunatly it's from 2009 and the show has changed slightly but you get the general idea :)

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