Circus and Aerial industry blog UK

  1. 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 […]
  2. 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 […]
  3. 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 […]
  4. 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 […]
  5. Fuel for Fire Spinners

    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 recommend any fuel, and the user must take responsibility for their fuel choice and consequences […]
  6. 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.
  7. 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. […]
  8. 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 […]
  9. Can I Rig Aerial Circus Apparatus From a Tree?

    Being close to regular aerial circus classes is a luxury for many people. It can be tempting to rig your aerial silk, aerial hoop, trapeze or corde lisse from that sturdy looking tree in your back garden or in your local park. A free training space in beautiful surroundings – sounds idyllic but it is […]
  10. Travelling & Flying With Fire Spinning Equipment

    The question of whether you can fly with your fire poi, fire staff or other fire performance equipment comes up regularly in Facebook groups and internet forums. There seems to be no specific rules against flying with fire props, except in Australia. If you’re flying into, around or out of Australia then read your airline’s […]

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