Prodigy Dyna-Core Shackle Trapeze
UK made and certified trapezes from Prodigy Aerial using the latest construction methods and materials.
The bar on these trapezes measure 62cm from end to end, 60cm from shackle to shackle, and has approx. 56cm between ropes.
Maximum strength, maximum flexibility
The Prodigy Dyna-Core Shackle Trapeze has been designed to provide maximum strength and safety with a rope that is both flexible and comfortable to use. The Dyna-Core rope is a super strong 4mm diameter, 12-strand synthetic Dyneema core enclosed by a 4 strand natural cotton rope. Both elements are spliced end to end onto stainless steel thimbles. The core itself has a 1500kg Minimum Breaking Strain (MBS) and provides the strength and durability.
The outer cotton component of the rope is made from premium 4-strand 24mm diameter 100% natural cotton. It is selectively sourced in the EU from a reputable manufacturer ensuring consistency and dependability. The cotton component a 24 kN MBS.
The Dyna-Core rope features minimal stretch ensuring the trapeze remains horizontal and stable like a steel-cored trapeze, however unlike a steel-cored version, the rope is highly flexible ensuring it is both comfortable to use and stable even wrapped and twisted.
Maximum strength, maximum versatility
The Prodigy Dyna-Core ropes are fixed to the trapeze bar with high grade stainless steel (SS316), hex head D shackles. These can be easily inspected, removed and replaced, and feature on other prodigy props such as the Prodigy Multi-point Aerial Hoop with Shackles. Ropes and other components are inter compatible and can be used in a number of different configurations. This modular feature of Prodigy Aerial equipment allows for greater flexibility when rigging.
The shackles have a low profile 6mm bar and the hex head pin locks into place very neatly in an indentation on the bar of the shackle. This means it locks securely and with no protruding pin to get in the way. We recommend using a medium strength threadlock on the thread of the pin to eliminate any risk of vibrations loosening the pin.
With a WLL of 300KG (FOS 5:1) on these shackles, there is absolutely no compromise on safety.
Maximum safety, easy to inspect
The construction of the Dyna-core ropes provides a safety redundancy built into the system. Should either the core or sheath fail, the other has sufficient strength to maintain stability. The Prodigy Dyna-Core ropes are also a dream to inspect as the cotton rope can be untwisted exposing the Dyneema core and splicing to the thimbles.
The ability to fully inspect every component of the system, and replace any part is a huge step forward in safety for a trapeze design. Trapeze boots on the elbows would need to be removed to take full advantage of this feature.
Prodigy Aerial use a very high-quality rope with a very tight lay which mitigates most of the problems that can occur with a softer rope, and the Dyneema core is much less prone to problems that arise with steel cored trapezes.
Prodigy provide maintenance details on their website and fully support all their products. www.prodigyaerial.com/rope-maintenance
Fully tested and certified
All Prodigy Aerial equipment is fully certified in the UK with certificates available on request.
Working Load Limit: 200kg (Factor Of Safety 5:1)
Load tests are performed regularly on all equipment at independent certified testing facilities.
The Prodigy Dyna-Core shackle trapeze successfully passed all load tests of 1250KG on simulated twin point hang. Destructive testing is undertaken at regular intervals or when any component is modified.
Working load limits are based on first permanent deflection. Never exceed the manufacturers WLL.
|Country of Manufacture||UK|
|Rope Material||Dyneema® cored Cotton Rope|
|Bar Material||Stainless Steel|
|Space Between Ropes||approx. 56cm|
|Working Load Limit||200kg (441lbs)|