And kind of a lame drop, at that? This, Dear Danglers, is a video posted by Ms Rebekah Leach on how a drop called “The Kamikaze” could leave you paralysed, or worse. This is one of several drops I do not teach because I consider it TOO RISKY – it’s just not worth it. Rebekah writes,
“The Kamikaze Drop is one of the most dangerous drops there is on fabric. If you do a double crossing and you do the second crossing incorrectly, then it undoes the first one and you will come right out of the drop. This is what has paralyzed one aerialist (from the waist down), and injured several others. The reason I am talking about it today is that it is described in Kayla Dyches’ book “The Aerialist’s Companion,” which was initially published in 2011. In her book, there is no mention of what makes the drop safe/unsafe. She has mentioned that this is a formatting oversight and she is working to correct the issue in the book. But for anyone who purchased her book prior to January 2013, they will not be informed about the danger of this drop.- DO NOT attempt the Kamikaze Drop or do so with the utmost caution knowing exactly how to protect yourself from doing it incorrectly.”
Friends, remember – learning aerial skills from a book or a video is a recipe for injury. Please pass this on!!! Many thanks to Rebekah for making and posting this incredibly important video. Love and pull-ups, Laura
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