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Saturday, August 19, 2006

HIGH ACT # 2 THE APOLLOS


Here is another High Act rigging, it is probably the most common type that I remember, some, like J.D.Martin who did a single, had just one swaypole in the center. Some of the riggings were double ladders, with a Cradle in between, I remember a High Act on Tom Packs Circus in the late '50's that still had wooden ladders. This act The Apollos, is not to be confused with Phil & Fran Schacht's Flying Apollos.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Roger S said...

This is another prime example, like the Kimris, of acts I find too spooky to watch. After seeing these, I decided to play it safe on the ground.

8/20/2006 8:17 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

WITH BIG CATS????

8/20/2006 9:15 PM  
Anonymous Roger S said...

At least I didn't have so far to fall.

8/21/2006 3:07 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

It's not the fall; all together now; "it's the sudden stop"

8/21/2006 7:37 PM  
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2/20/2007 6:54 PM  

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