Firetoys 1 Point Aerial Hoop - Pink Sparkle
WHY IS THIS THE RIGHT AERIAL HOOP FOR ME?
1 Point Aerial Hoops are the most widely used Aerial Hoop. The single tab is simple to rig and ideal for spinning with a swivel. We make our Aerial Hoops in the UK to exceptionally high safety standards.
A 1-Point Aerial Hoop has more stability and predictability when rigged from the tab than a 0-Point/tabless hoop. But if you want to choke soft rigging directly to the hoop, you can!
The tab means you can give your performance a visual impact by connecting a Prodigy Dyna-Core Hanging rope for Aerial Hoop. Not only does a Hanging Rope look great on stage, but it also has a better grip than a strop/spanset.
With limited height, a 1-Point or 0-Point hoop is best when compared to a 2-Point hoop.
Studios usually prefer to use a 1-point or 0-point hoop, and so do most beginners.
Some advanced moves benefit from having the hoop rigged from its tab (opposed to having a strop choked onto the bar). Moves such as Beats to Front Balance, Coffin Drop, and other catch and release moves from the top bar work best when you make use of the rigging point. That's because it makes the hoop's movements more predictable, and the performer doesn’t need to consider which side of the choke they are on.
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.
WHICH SIZE DO I NEED?
You can see our size guide for a standard Aerial Hoop here.
You might also want to consider going up a size if you intend to use this hoop for doubles.
HOW DO I RIG THIS AERIAL HOOP?
You can choke a Polyester Strop or Aerial PolySafe Rope from the centre, sitting at the tab. Attaching soft rigging directly to the hoop is good for reducing metal on metal wear at the tab and removes hardware from where you will hock on.
You can attach a Polyester Strop, Aerial PolySafe Rope, or a Prodigy Dyna-Core Hanging rope to the tab with a carabiner.
You could use a Prodigy Aerial 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 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.
For more information on how to hang your hoop, check out our information page here and watch the video below, 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. See more recommendations at the bottom of this page.
Made from 1” diameter 10G tubing, which equals 25.4mm with 3.2mm 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 pink sparkle finish, which not only looks great but protects the steel from rust and is easy to wipe clean. Ready to use with or without tape.
- Aerial Hoop
- Protective foam cover
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.
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: 140kg Factor Of Safety (FOS) 5:1
- Working Load Limits are based on permanent deflection. Never exceed the manufacturers WLL.
Aerial Hoop Weight
90cm : 5.8kg
95cm : 6.2kg
100cm : 6.4kg
|Country of Manufacture||UK|
|Tubing Diameter||1" (25.4mm)|
|Working Load Limit||140kg (308lbs)|