Firetoys 0 point (Tabless) Aerial Hoop / Lyra - Pearl Black
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Aerial hoops, also known as aerial rings or lyras, are a classic aerial circus performance props. These 0 point hoops come in a variety of sizes. All sizes are EXTERNAL diameters. WLL: 573 lbs (260kg)
WHY IS THIS THE RIGHT AERIAL HOOP FOR ME?
0-point (tabless) hoops are popular because they’re so versatile!
They are also simple to rig. Removing the tabs reduces the amount of hardware needed in your overall set-up, reduces the metal on metal contact (which leads to excessive wear and more frequent replacing), and removes the problem of coming into contact with hardware when working on the top bar.
One significant advantage of a 0 point is that you get to pick where it is rigged from, meaning, if you are rigging it as a 2 point hoop, you can choose how far apart your points are. Having them closer together or further apart will change how the hoop feels and moves. This hoop allows the user to play and experiment or the teacher to adjust for different students.
0 point hoops are ideal for teachers as they offer the option to rig as a single point or a double point in just one hoop!
You can rig a 0-point hoop horizontally, known as a Chandelyra; this opens up a whole new way of using the hoop and is a fantastic performance piece.
With limited height, a 0-point or 1-Point is best when compared to a 2-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.
HOW DO I RIG THIS AERIAL HOOP?
You can choke a Polyester Strop or Aerial PolySafe Rope directly to the bar. Attaching soft rigging directly to the hoop is good for reducing metal on metal wear and removes hardware from where you will hock on.
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.
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 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.
To rig this hoop horizontally, as shown in the product photos, we have suspended the hoop from 4 strops, attached in pairs to two separate pear-shaped quick links, which we have rigged into a bow-shackle swivel. The pear-shaped quick links and the bow shackle both allow tri-axial forces up to 45 degrees without compromising the strength of the equipment.
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.
Powder-coated with a matte black 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
- 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 : 120kg
- Working Load Limit (WLL) when rigged on a simulated two point hang : 120kg - for this test the hoop was rigged with 2x polyester strops in a prusik knot over grip tape on the hoop. The strops were set 50cm apart. The weld point was mid-way between the sling points. It was hung in a bridle orientation.
- Factor Of Safety (FOS) 5:1
- Working Load Limits are based on permanent deflection. Never exceed the manufacturers WLL.
Aerial Hoop Weight
85cm : 5.4kg
90cm : 5.6kg
95cm : 6.0kg
100cm : 6.2kg
105cm : 6.4kg
|Country of Manufacture||UK|
|Working Load Limit||264 lbs|
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