Hey Little Ladies: It’s Bouncing Team Tryout Time

Bouncing Team

One of my favorite things to watch at the Winter Carnival and parades is the bouncing team. It’s just amazing watching how high the always-enthusiastic girl flies into the air.

It turns out that this is the oldest event at the St. Paul Winter Carnival, going back to 1886 when a bunch of dudes set down their PBRs for the first time and launched a girl high into the air.

Tryouts are this Friday evening inside the Landmark Center (that would be fun to watch) and details can be found on Craigslist. I love some of the the criteria:

Experience: No prerequisite experience is needed, and practice bounces are allowed.

Height/Weight: There are no restrictions, but the lighter she is, the higher she flies; aerialists typically weigh less than 115 pounds.

Judging: Candidates are judged on altitude, poise, control, and, most importantly, enthusiasm.

There also looking for pullers, so if you’re a dude who’s particularly good at pulling, check it out.

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