I got to know the advanced taping in 2011, when I had already been working as a catcher in Alegria Cirque du Soleil.
A more experienced colleague showed up and clarified that the body experiences not loads, but overloads in our case (like astronauts at entering orbit :) And this must be taken into account and treated with respect.
I doubt if knees are created in order to hang on them upside down at a height of 12 meters and catch guys with the weight of 65 kilograms.
Tape, as part of the astronaut’s protective suit, will help relieve a few percent of the load in stressful situations, perhaps these percentages will keep Health at a critical moment. I followed the advice. Hence, I continued working only with taping.
Nevertheless, I have undergone a few annoying points:
- It took at least 15 minutes of time (x2, since there are two shows a day);
- Removing the Tape, you experience depilation. It’s unbearably awesome pain. Girls, I don’t envy you at all!