1. 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 […]
  2. The best diabolo in the UK

    What is the best diabolo in the uk? The Best Fixed Axle Diabolo for Children and Beginners In our opinion, the best, relatively cheap diabolo with a fixed axle for children of any age and ability is the Mr Babache medium Harlequin diabolo. The Harlequin diabolo is a medium-sized, fixed axle diabolo available at a […]
  3. What is Aerial Yoga?

    What You Need To Know About Aerial Yoga? Aerial Yoga has hugely increased in popularity in the last 5 years since branching out to the U.K. But what is aerial yoga? What happens in an Aerial Yoga class? What do you need to know before you buy an aerial yoga hammock or sling? This article […]

  4. Sacrificial Layers for Carabiners

    How to Avoid Wear with sacrificial Layers Carabiners, swivels and other components used in rigging aerial acrobatics apparatus are often made with steel or aluminium. There are pros and cons to each, the most obvious is aluminium’s lighter weight and steel’s higher strength. For these reasons you may have a mixture of these materials in […]

  5. Kyle's Burn Story

    WARNING: Many of the pictures in Kyle’s blog, linked to below, are of a graphic nature. They clearly show third-degree burns, some of them fresh or bloody. His blog is not for the faint-hearted but you can get the gist of it here, without seeing the injury. Kyle White wrote this blog to document his accident […]

  6. How to Wash Aerial Silks

    To many people outside of the circus scene, aerial acrobatics must look pretty glamourous. Those of us who train and perform aerial circus know different. The ‘glamour’ of a performance is only a small and fleeting part of an aerial acrobat’s life. There are many people who train aerial simply for the fitness and fun […]

  7. Fuel for Fire Spinners

    PLEASE NOTE FIRETOYS NO LONGER SELLS FIRE WATER OR IS ABLE TO SOURCE IT. SORRY. There are a number of fuels used by fire performers around the world. Inconveniently the same fuels go by different names in different countries and different fuels can go by the same name. Because of this Firetoys LTD cannot categorically […]

  8. Jill Franklin Explains Aerial

    Aerial Arts Explained Jill Franklin brilliantly explains the benefits and drawbacks of aerial training, the differences between aerial silks and aerial hoop, as well as her influences from industry leaders, The Cirque Du Soleil.

  9. Daisy chain safety for aerial rigging

    Daisy chains have applications in aerial rigging but there are important differences between certain brands of daisy chain. Daisy chains have a reputation for being unsafe for aerial rigging. This is true in many cases, for the reasons explained below. However, the daisy chains we stock are designed to avoid the pitfalls of other brands. […]

  10. Common Slackline Set Up Errors

    A jammed slackline is super annoying. In most cases, though, it can be prevented by setting the slackline up correctly. Here’s our guide to the most common mistakes and how you can avoid and fix them. If you’ve bought a slackline from us and find yourself with a jammed line but you still can’t free […]

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