A group of French trapeze artists gave Tsim Sha Tsui a display of dicing with death yesterday as bodies sailed through the air - and came crashing down again. The troupe of aerial acrobats from Les Arts Sauts (the Art of Jumping) were polishing their act prior to their debut today in the Cultural Centre piazza. But more often than not, their grip let them down. Their 20-metre-high steel trapeze frame rattled precariously as the nine artists tried to get their act together, but their dramatic tumbles into the safety net stole the show. Sylvie Gravel, of the troupe's production team, said some of the high-wire performers had been in the business for more than 10 years. 'But of course it's high-risk. People get hurt, it's dangerous,' she said. Two members of the troupe had to pull out at the last minute because of injuries - one for a persisting strain, and another due to a sprained ankle. The hour-long outdoor shows start at 8 pm tonight and tomorrow. Admission is free. One interested spectator at yesterday's practice was Bungy Zone director Paul Boyle who decided to watch the high-risk performers after he failed to get Urban Council permission to stage bungee jumps. Although he gave the artists credit for their nerve-shattering acrobatics, he was adamant bungee jumps would pose less of a risk. 'It's in the Urban Council's best interests to allow the community to decide. They say it's too high risk. We say that's up to the community,' he said.