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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

 
Daredevil Dalton, 12, riding high
 
 
Dalton Weber has been riding inside the metal sphere since he was nine. Picture: Lincoln Baker/The West Australian
by Michelle Wheeler, The West Australian
October 1, 2012
The globe of death is known as one of the most dangerous and exciting circus acts in the world - but someone forgot to tell Dalton Weber.
The fearless 12-year-old has been riding a motorbike inside the metal sphere since he was nine and has this year graduated to performing a solo act in the Moscow Circus.
It seems the talent was in the blood for Dalton, the son of one of the circus producers and the seventh generation of circus performers.
Circus general manager Greg Hall said Dalton lived with the performers and asked to try the globe of death three years ago.
"You've either got it in that act or you haven't," he said. "Just imagine trying to do it the first time you do a loop-the-loop, the first time you do a zigzag, it's pretty daunting for a 20-year-old, let alone when he started when he was nine."
Mr Hall said Dalton was one of 15 children who travel with the circus.
The circus will be at Langley Park until October 14 before heading to the South West.


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