I'm a ~260 hr commercial pilot and have been flying a rental Citabria quite a bit. I absolutely love it. I'm also going to start the process for Great Lakes checkout soon at the same place. I'm really drawn to aerobatics. It looks like an absolute blast. And frankly, I'm kind of getting bored of the XC flying and pattern work. My problem is that my wife is really nervous about the idea. My question for you guys is, how did you assess the safety of the sport before you got into it? My gut tells me that recreational and competition type aerobatics, performed at altitude, can be done is a manner that's not significantly different than more common types of flying. But that the low-level airshow stuff is something different altogether. I have the higher altitude stuff in my head while my wife is sensing risk commensurate with an airshow performer. So, how can I figure out what the incremental risk really is? I've reviewed the material on the IAC website and I've done some searches on accident rates for the typical aerobatic planes (e.g., Super Decathlon). But I'm having trouble figuring out how this kind of aerobatics compares to the type of flying that I'm already doing.