I admit this is probably not what Tish had in mind for her meme…I might be stretching the concept just a bit…but you DO have to look at the sky to see this….smile
The following aerobatic performance took place in Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico last December. We were there to see the spectacular ruins and had stopped for lunch and a little Christmas shopping.
After a rather aggressive collection of donations from spectators these five men climb to the top of this pole.
Some young and some old, their traditional costumes have heavy brocade made of ribbons and intricate bead work.
Suddenly four of the men pitch themselves backwards off their perches. They are wearing the rope around their waist and knotted at the crotch.
They each spin independently as the group twirls around the pole…slowly unraveling the rope and dropping towards the earth.
The one guy on top apparently ensures nothing gets tangled up.
It didn’t look comfortable….or OSHA approved…but I doubt they are Union.
Just before their heads scrape the ground, they do a little flip.