The “Oklahoma Kid” Marty Tipton entertained a large crowd of kids and parents at the Altus Community Center on Thursday, July 10, with is professional trick roping skills for the sixth program of the Altus Public Library Summer program. Those in attendance learned about the history and science of trick roping, and also received their first lessons from the “Oklahoma Kid,” a fourth generation trick roper.
“Kid” showed several roping techniques combined with various spins and tricks as he hopped in and out of large hoops made of ropes of various size.
Later this month, the “Oklahoma Kid” will be flown to LA, Calif., to break the the World Record for roping with the longest rope at a length of 120 feet. The current record is 107 feet. He and other trick ropers will also attempt to break the world record for number of trick ropers roping at one time ever in history.
Tipton puts on shows for many venues and organizations in the US and teaches more than five thousand thousand children how to trick rope every year.
To learn more about the Oklahaom Kid, visit www.theoklahomakid.com.