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Aerial hoops, also known as Lyras, are classic aerial circus performance props. Much like trapezes and aerial ropes, they’ve recently grown in popularity and are now appearing in studios and halls all over the world.
These brand new white hoops from firetoys are much like our limited edition white hoops from last year, but they now have a subtle sparkle to them.
Like our standard black hoops, these can be used bare or covered in cotton tape. This means you can make your white hoop any colour you want with our range of cotton tapes, or use it naked for a special striking reflective finish. If you'd prefer to use it bare then you can enhance the already quite grippy paintwork with Magic Grip Spray.
Like our other aerial hoops it is made from premium grade steel but has a glitzy white sparkle finish. The paint job on the white aerial hoops is just as tough and durable as on our black ones thanks to the epoxy resin powder coating that is baked on for a longer lasting finish.
The connectors on this hoop are ready to accept suitable carabiners in order to connect it to a strop, hanging cable, or cable reinforced cotton rope. Please note - the 12mm quick links (maillon rapide) will not fit our aerial hoops as the thread is wider than the hole in the rigging point (the 8mm maillon rapides will fit). You can also attach our strops directly to the ring hanging points without the need for a carabiner.
Using cable reinforced ropes is the preferred rigging method for many people as it opens up tricks using the ropes that you can't do with a one-point aerial ring.
For a rotating and very stable rig you can use a paw plate to connect the top of the 2 cables, strops or ropes together, and then attach them to a swivel.
Some examples of rigging options for a two point hoop:
If you want to add some grip and colour to this lyra then have a look at the Mueller tape. You can find a guide to taping your aerial hoop here.
Sizing: If you are unsure which size you need, sit on a chair and measure from the seat to the top of your head, then add 10cm (eg: chair to top of head is 80cm, then you need a 90cm aerial hoop). For more information on getting the right sized hoop, click here.
Please note: all sizes refer to the EXTERNAL diameter. The internal diameter is 5cm less than the external diameter.
If you're getting an aerial hoop for a class or for shared use, a 95cm ring would be the most suitable as its the most popular size and is mid way through the range.
Aerial Hoop Weight
85cm : 5.7kg 90cm : 6.0kg 95cm : 6.3kg 100cm : 6.7kg 105cm : 7.0kg
This aerial hoop is manufactured in the UK by Firetoys and is fully strength tested. Certificates of conformity, safety sheets and log books are supplied with every hoop which will satisfy insurance companies and performance venues.
The max Working Load Limit for this aerial hoop is 300kg.
Aerial acrobatics products have a different returns policy to the rest of our catalogue. Please make sure you are familiar with this before buying.