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  1. Firetoys Cork Peanut massage balls

    Firetoys Cork Peanut massage balls
    It’s important to look after your body when you’re training aerials. The unique shape of a peanut massage ball means you can relieve all the same areas as with a traditional massage ball but often in a more targeted way. This means areas that aerialists frequently have trouble with like the forearms, shoulders, and triceps. Try them on your feet...
  2. Installing Aerial Equipment At Home

    Installing Aerial Equipment At Home
    Are you thinking about setting up aerial equipment in your home or garden? Before you do, read this guide - rigging can be more complex than you might think! Aerial acrobatics are incredible skill sets that require strength, flexibility, and a willingness to hang upside down. Currently, aerial circus disciplines don't have any set industry standards or regulations. Even though...
  3. How to Choose a Staff for Spinning

    How to Choose a Staff for Spinning
    How to Choose a Staff We’re often asked our advice on choosing a staff. There are quite a few options and variables so this can be a difficult decision, especially if you’re new to staff spinning. What staff to choose depends on the type of staff spinning you want to do, if you’re not sure what types there are check...
  4. How to Tape an Aerial Hoop

    How to Tape an Aerial Hoop
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/OLoUlcfYHrU Most aerial hoops, aka lyras, require tape to be applied to them. The primary reason for this is to improve the grip of the hoop and stop your clothes from slipping when performing moves. If you like to perform or train with a lot of skin showing then tape actually stops you sticking and chaffing on the bare metal...
  5. Fire Safety

    Fire Safety
    Fire Safety Information Firetoys Ltd accepts no responsibility for any damage to property, injury to persons, or death caused by fire performance equipment or by practising or performing with fire props. Fire props and performance are inherently dangerous and any end-user voluntarily exposing themselves to these risks accepts all responsibility. The following safety advice is intended as a guide only...
  6. What is Fire Staff Spinning?

    What is Fire Staff Spinning?
    History of Fire Staff Spinning Fire staffs have been spun for hundreds of years in places like Polynesia and Hawaii. The manipulation of staffs has also been found in martial arts all over the Orient. Obviously, staff spinning techniques in martial arts are focused on attack and defence (and don’t involve fire) but many of the same principles and moves...
  7. The Firetoys Guide to the Best Poi for Beginners

    The Firetoys Guide to the Best Poi for Beginners
    CLASSIC / TAIL POI When buying poi, the first thing to do is measure your arms. While the decision of which skill toy to buy almost always comes down to personal preference. The length of the poi will make a significant difference and can help, or hinder, your progress. The poi should measure from the wrist to just below the...
  8. The Firetoys Guide to the Best Poi for Intermediate Users

    The Firetoys Guide to the Best Poi for Intermediate Users
    Best Intermediate Poi Sock Poi This is the second in a series of articles that includes our top recommendations, along with helpful tips, to help those new to poi find the set that's right for them. If you missed the first instalment, you can read about Classic Poi variations here. Sock poi are some of the most popular poi that...
  9. A Guide to Modern Yo-yos

    A Guide to Modern Yo-yos
    Yo-yo design and production has evolved so much from the Duncan Imperial, fixed axle design of 1954. With so many developments of shape, size, material and axle type, it’s very easy to get confused when searching for what would be best for your needs. We’re going to try and break down some of the major differences and terms in this...
  10. What Size Aerial Hoop Do I Need?

    What Size Aerial Hoop Do I Need?
    Getting the right size lyra, aka aerial hoop, is important not just so you're comfortable but to keep you safe as well. Figuring out what size aerial hoop you should get is easy when you know how but which size to choose also comes down to experience, your body proportions, what tricks you like to do and personal preference. There...

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