Prodigy - Bubble Aerial Hoop

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The Bubble Aerial Hoop is also known as a Taco top/tab hoop.

UK-made and fully certified by independent safety testers.

 


Note: All sizes listed are the EXTERNAL diameter of the Hoop. For the internal measurement deduct 5 cm (2 inches) from the external diameter.

WHY IS THE Bubble AERIAL HOOP FOR ME?

unique and exciting

The Bubble at the top allows you to rig from the centre point AND grip the top bar with one or two hands. You can also perform crowd-pleasing Meat-Hooks from the top of the hoop!

Holding the centre of the top and bottom bar also allows you to perform Flags and Horizontal Splits.

A Bubble Aerial Hoop will offer unique and exciting training and performance possibilities!

great for performers

Prodigy has designed and tested the Bubble at the top to allow for a comfortable grip in the centre of the top bar with two hands, meaning you can straddle comfortably.

While there is enough space inside the Bubble for two hands, it won’t get in the way when you need to hock on to the top bar.

Another benefit of the Bubble is you do not have any metal-on-metal rigging right at the top of your hoop!

WHICH SIZE DO I NEED?

You can see our size guide for a standard Aerial Hoop here.

This size guide will generally apply to a Bubble Aerial Hoop, but 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.

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.

HOW DO I RIG THIS AERIAL HOOP?

You will need to choke a Polyester Strop or PolySafe Rope from the centre of the Bubble.

If you are using the Bubble Aerial hoop bare (un-taped), you must put tape directly under the Strop/PolySafe Rope to prevent the bar from slipping.

You can use a Prodigy Aerial Sewn Loop 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 Bubble 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 would also recommend this if you’re using a Prodigy Rig or don’t have much height.

If you want to spin, you need a carabiner at the top of the rope/strop, connected to a swivel and then another carabiner securing you to your anchor point.

For more information on how to hang your hoop, check out our information page here and watch the video, 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.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

The Bubble is approx. 20cm across and 8cm from the top of the hoop, giving plenty of space for a two-hand grip.

Made from 1” diameter 10G tubing (25.4mm with 3mm 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 looks great, protects the steel from rust, and is easy to wipe clean. Ready to use with or without tape.

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 : 160kg

Factor Of Safety (FOS) 5:1

Working Load Limits are based on permanent deflection. Never exceed the manufacturers WLL.

PRODUCT CONTENTS

1x Bubble Aerial Hoop

1x Infosheet

1x Logbook

1x Protective foam cover

Certificates of conformity are available on request.

IMPORTANT NOTE…

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.

Aerial Hoop Weight by size

90cm : 5.4kg

95cm : 5.6kg

100cm : 6kg

More Information
ManufacturerProdigy
Country of ManufactureUK
ColourBlack
Tubing Diameter1" (25.4mm)
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