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Ludwig's "Flying Trapeze Resource Page" This aerial rig is NOT intended for Swinging
( small gentle swings OK)
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for Practice / Performance / Aerial Dance / Aerial Yoga
Rigs Sometimes in STOCK.
16ft or 21 ft rig with 4-ft header, 4-ft extension feet, 1 eyebolt, Color: White&Black Vein
in Stock Colors: see paint page for samples of colors
White & Black Vein
Delivery time and Availability.
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MY rig does not need guy wires or stakes into the ground as long as it is NOT used for swinging.
If you are in a HIGH wind area, it would be a good idea to use guy wires if rig is set up long term and un-attended.
Can be set up on pavement, asphalt , streets, indoors, Grass, Sand(with 2'x2'plywood foot pads) etc.
Can be set up to various height choices
determined by how many leg section you chose to put on during set-up.
All rigs can be set up to its lowest height of about 7ft all the way
up to 21 ft high and with optional extension feet, up to 24 ft, in 6" increments .
Meaning that, if you buy a 21ft rig you can chose to set it up as low as 7ft and 12ft, 16 ft and as high as 21ft,
With the extension feet which have 6 inch increments, there are a total of 20 different height that the ONE rig can be set up too.
Quad rig: Consisting of 4 leg design with of 4ft header, up to four 6ft leg sections per corner.
Comes with: 4 std. feet, chain or straps with 4 clips, set screw, Wrench, and all hardware needed to set up.
Tripod rig: Consisting of 3 leg design with up to four 6ft leg sections per corner.
Comes with: 3 std. feet, chain or straps with 3 clips, set screws, Wrench, and all hardware needed to set up.
Note, since a TRI-POD only has 3 legs vs. 4 legs on a Quad, a tri-pod rig can only handle 3/4 the load of a Quad rig.
Before you buy mine, or any one
else's rig please check this out.
Aerial equipment and rigging FAQ.
I highly suggest that anyone into aerials or considering purchasing
rigging go to the following web page about rigging best practices.
Learn about rigging before you do it.
Delbert Hall's web page http://www.d2flying.com/
Brett Copes: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fight-or-Flight-Ent/136225323107160 or
consider having him do a presentation at your school for your students and performers.
Recognized Rigging Trainers, offer customized in-depth, hands-on Aerial Performance
Rigging Workshops for aerialists, coaches, facility owners, and circus schools,
as well as for professional riggers.
For information, contact:
Jonathan: firstname.lastname@example.org or Delbert: email@example.com.
This aerial rig is NOT intended for Swinging ( small gentle swings OK)===============================
Set-up is only
about 20 minutes, even less once you get good at it.
For a quad rig, usually fairly strong 2 people to lift, one not so strong to insert a leg section.
Great for Single,
Double Trapeze, Fabric, Lyra, Corde Lisse, Limited Spanish Web etc.
NOT for SWINGING trapeze, see following note. Moderate swinging activities are possible as long as the swing does NOT go beyond the legs. The rig can be guyed out using just 2 cables and then will allow for a little more swinging.
Aerial Dance Performers:
This might be your solution to places where you can't use tie down guy wires.
Can be set up to various height by just choosing which and how many leg segments to use.
Header is set up to allow for single point suspension like fabric, and 2 point suspension like a trapeze bar.
The header also has hookup points for safety lines & pulleys, and for equipment hoisting cables and pulleys.
This rig when set up at 11.5ft and with 6ft header allows you to have 2 participants on a rig at same time.
Great for setting up in a park, giving your aerial Yoga classes exposure to the public.
One thought, buy a 21 ft rig for aerials, with an extra header and extra feet. Then you can use the legs from the 21 ft rig with the extra header and feet to set up 2 low rigs for aerial YOGA.
INTENT of my rigs.
When I first started making rigs ( about 2001 ) there were very few if any portable rigs available.
The ones that were available were very expensive and cost unjustifiable to the average performer
or someone just wanting a rig to practice on.
These are made by Bobby Bates and Trevor. Both make outstanding rigs and I often refer them
to people for whom my rigs are not the right ones for their application.
My intent was to make a low cost simple rig
for the average aerial enthusiast.
No frills, no exotic materials.
And can be caries in cars and pick-up trucks. See photo bellow.
Since then , it turns out, many professional
performers and performing troupes have
started using and preferred my rigs after all.
Because of that, I have changed my designs a little bit to accommodate this with nicer paint jobs, and a few misc. features.
The Quad (4 leg) design vs. a Tripod (3 leg) ,
On the Quad, the user of a single or double trap does not wind up with having one rig leg
right in front of or behind them as is with the tripod, preventing even the smallest of swings.
With the quad, you wind up with 2 legs to one side and 2 legs on other side of you.
A TRIPOD consideration .
Since a TRIPOD only has 3 legs vs. 4 legs,
it can only handle a weight load of 3/4 that of a QUAD rig.
Benefits of Tri-Pod, less parts to transport and much easier set-up.
Cons:A tripod comes to a relative narrow point at top, about 1 ft across.
This means that as you work high up in the rigs the legs get close together and can interfere with the performance.
Therefore you would tend to have to do you maneuvers several feet below the top, meaning you
might need to get a slightly taller rig for the same performing height as a quad.
Some tripods have large triangular headers to avoid this, but that results in difficulty transporting the tripod header.
Small, easy to transport, longest piece is only 6ft 5inch. click photo for larger view
Entire QUAD rig inside a Subaru Forester or full quad rig, still in shipping boxes, in a Mini Cooper.
Not any space left for a passenger in the MINI, but they got it in there for transporting it home.
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Switching out apparatus suggestions.
Pulley Systems info., how to set one up and special precautions
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Aerial Rigging LLC" company, Golden, Co.
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|Outside USA |
I do not wish to ship outside of USA
Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii is more than DOUBLE of shipping to
New England area.
Need to get special shipping quote.
I might suggest you check out the freestanding rig manufactured in France at
Unicycle & Circus arts.
Self-standing frame for trapeze
They also sell many different types of Circus Aerials Equipment