Everyone loves seeing tricks and feats of acrobatic derring-do. But did you ever think you’d see one on an ordinary playground? This video shows a father-daughter duo who show off this incredibly fun trick that you won’t find on Cirque du Soleil.
It was the perfect day for…
The video opens on crisp morning at the playground. You wouldn’t think that it would be the perfect place for a stunt, but this father and daughter duo knows that you can turn anyplace into a stunt set. Besides, what are playground swings but trapezes for children?
He was ready, but was she?
The daughter holds onto the chains tight while her father gets in position. He checks to make sure she’s ready. The daughter signals that she’s good to go. So father pulls back the swing as the cameraman watches.
Just wait for it…
Father pushes his daughter on the swing. She soars forward then sails back kicking her feet out for extra momentum. Father catches her and pushes her again making her swing just a little farther. It looks like this might be what the ‘trick’ is all about, but the best has yet to come.
MLB has nothing on this slide…
Because after another push, father rushes in and slides down on his back. He holds his hands on his stomach then waits as his daughter sails back. He’ll only be inches away from getting kicked or getting smacked by the swinging child if he doesn’t do it right.
Check out how close he was to…
The video slows down showing how narrow the space is between father and swing. Just imagine how he must have felt seeing his daughter sail over head. The steel nerves that only a parent or guardian could have as he waits for the next part of the trick.
Dad nails the closing when…
When his daughter swings forward, father sits up. But he sees that she’s on her way back so he ducks back down. The timing has to be right to nail this performance. She swings forward once again and father leaps into action. He sits up and rolls out of the way then scrambles to his feet, with only a breath’s moment to spare before daughter sails back around once again.
When he’s back up to his feet he looks at the camera with a big bright smile and gives the double peace-sign salute. As his daughter enjoys the swing he utters a victory cry:
Want to try this at home?
The clear bond between parent and child is what makes this trick such a fun one to watch. Because even without special effects, booming music, or anything else, what we’re left with is love and fun between family. While the Cirque du Soleil emphasizes spectacle, this is a simple and fun trick that can be done at home.
This video just goes to show that with a little bit of practice and the swings at your nearest playground, you can do amazing parent-child tricks. In fact, there are tons of cool tricks that don’t require a lot of training with safety tips all across the internet.
Do you think these two had to work hard to make this happen? Check out the video below and judge for yourself.
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