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May 7, 2014

Circus acrobat willing to do hair-hanging again

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"You have to have the right hair and the right weight and the right muscle," she said.

She trained for months to develop the act being performed Sunday, which has the acrobats doing spins and other moves while hanging from their hair. Her favorite part is holding two other performers up with her hair.

"It's an amazing feeling to know I'm holding two girls, two grown women, by my hair," she said. "There's just something very, very cool about it."

She said the way they're hooked into the apparatus is so secure they don't even practice with a net and she doesn't believe a net would have lessened their injuries because the apparatus still would have fallen on them.

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