This pack contains 1x Firetoys aerial yoga silk hammock (choose colour above) with two stainless steel rings attached, 2x ISC steel carabiners and 1x SML Dyneema loop chain OR 1x Belay Daisy Chain for adjusting the height of the rig (see below). All components of this set are professionally strength tested and come with Working Load (WLL) and Breaking Load Limits (BLL). Watch out for equipment that does not state WLL or BLL as they may not be safe.
Our hammocks are specially designed for aerial yoga. They are shorter and wider than normal aerial silks, measuring 20ft (6m) x 9ft (2.8m). Yoga hammocks are used to support your body weight allowing you to achieve deep stretches and other yoga postures in a more relaxing way with a reduced chance of injury. Aerial yoga hammocks also help to develop core strength and to decompress the spine.
Firetoys hammocks are a bit bouncier/stretchier than the Juggle Gear hammocks we stock, making them slightly more cushioning to use, but this can make them slightly less supportive than the Juggle Gear alternative.
This set up rigs from a single point, as opposed to the two point version. The single attachment point means this setup is sometimes known as an aerial sling or cocoon. The most obvious advantage of the one point hammock is that it is cheaper and easier to rig (it requires just one anchor). Some people prefer this type of hammock for aerial yoga because they like the extra "snugness". It can also give you more versatility with the angle for body moves. However, which set up you prefer come down to personal preference to a great extent.
For hammock performance, this setup can be made to rotate easily by adding a swivel.
As we specialise in aerial silks and other aerial circus apparatus that is often over 33ft (10m) high, all our hammocks exceed all required safety standards. Only the best and most comfortable materials are used and the hammocks are fully tested every 6 months for strengths and weaknesses. These hammocks have a working load limit of 379lbs (172kg).
The SML Dyneema loop chains are 15 3/4" (400mm) long and made from strong 5/8" (15mm) nylon. The SML chains allow you to adjust the height of your hammock, but not by very much. If you would like more versatility in your hammock's height we recommend choosing the Belay Daisy Chain. These chains are 4ft 7in (1.4m) long and have eight individual loops. Unlike other daisy chains the Belay Daisy Chain's loops are all rated at 23kN so you're safe rigging from any of the loops, not just the end ones. The one downside is these chains are more expensive than the SMLs.
The ISC auto locking carabiners are strong and versatile. They have a secure gate locking mechanism and good wide opening of 15mm.