Prodigy Multi-point Aerial Hoop with Shackles
UK-made and fully certified by independent safety testers.
For information on the hoop taping service, including turnaround, see here
OFFER - add an Aerial Hoop Carry bag to your basket, along with any purchase of this hoop, and we will reduce the Carry Bag by 10%. Max. 1x reduced bag per order.
Note: all sizes listed are the EXTERNAL diameter of the Hoop.
WHY IS THIS THE RIGHT AERIAL HOOP FOR ME?
A Shackle Hoop is the most versatile hoop option. 1 point hoops, 2 point hoops, 0 point hoops and even 3 point hoops all serve important purposes depending on what moves and routines you have planned.
A Shackle hoop offers the ability to transform to fit any of these roles using high strength steel shackles that act as your attachment points. The shackles have a low profile 6mm bar, and the hex-head pin locks into place very neatly in an indentation. This means it locks securely and with no protruding pin to get in the way.
They allow you to rig as a 1-Point or 2-Point using soft rigging attached directly to the supplied shackles. This reduces wear on metal components, reduces the amount of hardware needed, and looks clean. It is helpful for studios as you can switch between 1 or 2 point configurations with only one hoop.
You can rig this without using the shackles, in the same way as a 0-point hoop.
We make our Aerial Hoops in the UK to exceptionally high safety standards.
Our Aerial Hoops come ready to rig up and use out of the box, with a grippy matt powder coating that is durable and looks great. However, the bare powder coating can take a little while to warm up (like a pole dancing pole), so many people prefer to tape their hoop up in one of our many colourful grip tapes. You can find a guide to taping your aerial hoop here.
WHICH SIZE DO I NEED?
You can see our size guide for a standard Aerial Hoop here.
You might also want to consider going up a size if you intend to use this hoop for doubles.
Note: All sizes listed are the EXTERNAL diameter of the Hoop. For the internal measurement deduct 5 cm (2 inches) from the external diameter.
HOW DO I RIG THIS AERIAL HOOP?
You can choke a Polyester Strop or Aerial PolySafe Rope directly to the bar, precisely like a 0-Point. If you are using the hoop bare (un-taped), you will need to put tape directly under the Strop/PolySafe Rope to prevent the bar from slipping.
You can use a Prodigy Aerial Sling in some circumstances, but we don't recommend this for long-term rigging. You could use these in a performance if you need rigging, which is less visible to the audience.
You can rig a 2-Point by securing a Polyester Strop or Aerial PolySafe Rope directly to an outside hole in the bar, using one shackle on each side. We don’t recommend you use a carabiner here.
You can connect a Prodigy Dyna-Core Triangle Hanging Rope directly to this hoop using the shackles provided.
If you do not want the Aerial Hoop to spin, you need to connect your strop/rope to your anchor point with a carabiner. We recommend this when you want to keep a hoop rigged from one point facing an audience. We also recommend this if you’re using a Prodigy Rig or don’t have much height.
If you want the Aerial Hoop to spin, you need a carabiner at the top of the rope/strop, which can be connected to a swivel and then another carabiner secured to your anchor point.
For more information on how to hang your hoop, check out our information page here and watch the video below, made by our friends at circusrigging.info.
DO I NEED ANYTHING ELSE?
A safe rigging point to attach to is essential. We have comprehensive information to help you here.
Aside from a rigging point, there are optional accessories and essential rigging gear. What you need for each type of Aerial Hoop varies. If you have any questions, we are happy to help. We recommend items like tape, grip aids, hand loop straps, and this fantastic book. See more recommendations at the bottom of this page.
Made from 1” diameter 10G tubing, which equals 25.4mm with 3.2mm wall. TIG-welded with mild steel filler rod, root and then cap welds done on the top and bottom joining welds. The top weld has a solid mild steel insert to back the weld.
The shackles have a Working Load Limit (WLL) 300KG Factor of Safety (FOS) 5:1. We recommend using a medium strength thread lock (included with your Shackle Hoop) on the thread of the pin to eliminate any risk of vibrations loosening the pin.
Powder-coated with a neutral grey finish, which not only looks great but protects the steel from rust and is easy to wipe clean. Ready to use with or without tape.
- Aerial Hoop
- 2x marine grade steel shackles
- 1x Prodigy Multi-tool
- 1x Medium Strength Threadlocker Blue 10ml
- Protective foam cover
Everything above assumes you have a suitable and safe rigging point, like a professionally installed rigging point or a reputable and rated freestanding rig. Not every home/studio will be the same, so we cannot advise on this part. If you haven’t established a safe rigging point, please do this first with the help of a structural engineer/experienced rigger/professional familiar with what you're hanging and where you're hanging it. You can find some more information on how to install at home here and general aerial safety here.
UK MADE, TESTED, AND CERTIFIED
- UK designed and made
- Regularly safety tested at independent & certified testing facilities
- Working Load Limit (WLL) when rigged on a simulated single point hang : 100kg Factor Of Safety (FOS) 5:1
- WLL when rigged on a simulated twin point hang : 160kg FOS 5:1
- Working Load Limits are based on permanent deflection. Never exceed the manufacturers WLL.
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