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I'd like to learn some cool tricks that I could use on the kind of rope that's found hanging from the ceiling in schools' gymnastic halls. I've tried to search, but all I can find is tips on how to climb them. I don't have any trouble climbing ropes, but want to know what else could be done while hanging in them.

What's the right term to search for? I couldn't find it in Overcoming Gravity.

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are you talking about "arial silks", by any chance? They're climbing a curtain (or pair of curtains), and performing acrobatic manuevers. – DavidR Sep 13 '12 at 20:02
That kind of skills, except they're performed on a rope. – Anna Sep 14 '12 at 7:22
In the meanwhile, try training to climb upside-down... looks pretty darn impressive. :) – VPeric Sep 14 '12 at 8:19

"Spanish Web" or "Corde Lisse"

There is a nice overview at this Aerial Arts FAQ.

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