You can find Brittany “Acrobritt” Walsh among the pages of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Shatter Your Senses! performing her amazing feats of balance. Well, feats and feet—she can shoot an arrow from a bow using her feet!
Today, she’s really kicks it up a notch, setting her stunt on fire—literally! Watch as Acrobritt shoots a flaming arrow from her feet for the very first time!
Brittany’s unique skill comes from decades of dedication, practice, and patience—she has been a professional gymnast and acrobat for over 20 years. One of her specialties is hand balancing, during which she’ll place her hands onto small blocks attached to beams called “canes,” and then, with incredible strength and grace, hoist her body over her head. From there she can accomplish a multitude of impressive stunts, including archery!
“I rarely do any kind of archery with my hands—I have to say, my aim is much better with my feet!”
While it only took her a few weeks to figure out the archery trick, it took at least one year to master the aim. Even now she is constantly finding ways to make the trick new, exciting, and challenging, such as wearing a blindfold, having an audience member hold the target, or shooting at greater distances.
Brittany calls herself a “well balanced” performer, incorporating elements of contortion, balance and danger into her acts. Learn more about Acrobritt in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Shatter Your Senses!