Author Topic: You do tight rope walking on the street.....  (Read 1667 times)

You do tight rope walking on the street.....
« on: January 25, 2010, 06:41:37 pm »
and play the violin whilst doing it. You travel around doing it. How do you do it?



On one of these ofcourse!!!!


Saw this in town on Saturday, soon as i saw it i looked at the bike, then saw the person standing on the rope.
Bit different i thought 8)


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Re: You do tight rope walking on the street.....
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2010, 06:48:09 pm »

A Birdy?  How apt for him.   ;D
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Re: You do tight rope walking on the street.....
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010, 07:14:03 pm »
Rope's a bit slack.....
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Zoidburg

Re: You do tight rope walking on the street.....
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2010, 11:41:05 am »
Not as good as the now sadly departed and completely barking Xylophone Man.

Nottingham has not been the same since.

Re: You do tight rope walking on the street.....
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2010, 03:45:31 pm »
Not as good as the now sadly departed and completely barking Xylophone Man.

Nottingham has not been the same since.

I used to have him as my picture on another forum. The guy was amazing. He did an interview, which was an interesting read.
Take it you live/lived in Nottingham then?


Don't question. It makes people angry.

Zoidburg

Re: You do tight rope walking on the street.....
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2010, 03:49:18 pm »
Hahahahahahhahahahahahah.....

I go by many names...some call me Zoiders...the people of the tundra call me phil...others...

Anyway.

The Xylophone chap lived in a large house in Rud IIRC and he was actually quite a rich man, used to have his own building company or something before he made friends with the goblins and pixies.

Re: You do tight rope walking on the street.....
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2010, 08:04:33 pm »
Hahahahahahhahahahahahah.....

I go by many names...some call me Zoiders...the people of the tundra call me phil...others...

Anyway.

The Xylophone chap lived in a large house in Rud IIRC and he was actually quite a rich man, used to have his own building company or something before he made friends with the goblins and pixies.

Your a weird man, i didnt actually ask your name


 ;)


Don't question. It makes people angry.

Riggers

  • Mine's a pipe, er… pint!
Re: You do tight rope walking on the street.....
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2010, 04:00:41 pm »
I call him Zoiders.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Re: You do tight rope walking on the street.....
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2010, 11:16:37 am »
Why doesn't the frame collapse ? I could see it working if each end had a triangular brace on the ground apex pointing away from the tight rope and then a cable running from the top round the brace and along the ground and back up the other end but the setup in the picture seems held up my magik.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: You do tight rope walking on the street.....
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2010, 04:50:19 pm »
The supporting ropes disappear out of the picture but you can see them, under tension, at each corner of the frame.

Re: You do tight rope walking on the street.....
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2010, 05:19:52 pm »
The supporting ropes disappear out of the picture but you can see them, under tension, at each corner of the frame.

I think it's just one rope. Anchored low down at two ends on convenient street furniture, then the two cross braces are being used like washing line poles supporting the rope in the air.

Speshact

  • Charlie
Re: You do tight rope walking on the street.....
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2010, 05:34:58 pm »
That's an old mate of mine, Kwabana Lindsey, on the slackrope.

Unlike a tightwire, which is under great tension, the slackrope can be fixed to a couple of trees or lamposts, or just held by few (trustworthy) people.