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Insane balancing stunt

Insane balancing stunt

By KSL.com | Posted - Oct. 4, 2011 at 12:17 p.m.



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SHANDONG PROVINCE, China -- An extreme balancing artist pulled off a daring stunt Sunday on a cliff in Eastern China.

The artist, EskilRronningsbakken, performed on an eleven-by-20-foot stage made from iron poles and wood on the side of mount Thai in Shandong province.

He balanced on his hands, then stacked three wooden chairs on top of each other and performed a handstand.

He also completed a balancing stunt with a swing, without a net or other safeguards.

He reportedly started work on his balancing skills at the age of five and has worked with circus troops around the world.

In one of his famous stunts, the artist traveled upside down on a bicycle six-tenths of a mile above an icy Norwegian fjord.

While he said he was nervous about Sunday's stunt at first, he said he got more comfortable as he performed.

"It felt very good. In the beginning I was a little bit nervous, because I was new to this bike, meaning, I got the bike yesterday, so I had very short time to do any adjustments," said Ronningsbakken. "But then as soon as I was through and done with the bike, I felt good, and it was going the right way."

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