The Balance Beam

Discussion in '2016 Summer Olympics' started by beakumhawks, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. beakumhawks

    beakumhawks

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    Is there any more brutal event in gymnastics? Whoever drew this sucker up had some serious hatred for women. A four inch width of wood, and if you miss and fall you run the risk of serious injury. The only thing missing is a bed of razor blades on the floor to punish those who fail. And ladies, we fully expect you to dance and flip and fly like little minxes on this torture device.
     
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  2. Dove

    Dove Vance comin'

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    Well...up until Tokyo in 1964 the beam was 26 feet off the floor. So at least now it's safer.
     
  3. j66kicker

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    Best ever was Catherine Zeta Jones doing balance beam tryout in the rafters for Sean Connery in "Entrapment."

    Small snippet from :30 to :41 in video
     
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