Prodigy CottonSafe Shackle Trapeze

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The Prodigy CottonSafe Shackle Trapeze is an affordable trapeze built to exceptionally high manufacturing standards and using top-quality components.

The Prodigy Aerial CottonSafe Rope used on this trapeze is specially designed for Aerial, super strong, and much more affordable than traditional all-cotton ropes.

The bar on these trapezes measures 62cm from end to end and 60cm from shackle to shackle,

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Shackle Style

The Prodigy cottonsafe ropes are attached to the trapeze bar with high-grade stainless steel (SS316), Prodigy Hex-Lock D shackles.

These shackles are ideal for swapping out the ropes without having to buy a whole new trapeze! This also means the trapeze can be easily inspected.

Ropes and other components are inter-compatible and can be used in several different configurations. This modular feature of Prodigy Aerial equipment allows for greater flexibility when rigging.

The ability to thoroughly inspect every component 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.

Cottonsafe Rope

Prodigy Aerial has designed this rigging solution specifically for the Aerial industry. The single-leg, like a traditional rope, gives you a clean presentation for use on a stage and the cotton cover is very comfortable to grip.

The CottonSafe ropes have no bounce, ensuring the trapeze remains horizontal and stable during practice and performance.

These Ropes have an industrial strength core with a cotton webbing cover that is strong, soft, and feels great!

The Prodigy CottonSafe Ropes are also a dream to inspect! They only require regular and straightforward, external inspections (assuming normal use).

Strong and Versatile

The shackles on this trapeze have a low profile 6mm bar, and the hex head pin locks into place very neatly in an indentation on the shackle bar. This means it locks securely and with no protruding pin to get in the way.

It is essential to use a medium-strength threadlock on the thread of the pin to eliminate any risk of vibrations loosening the pin. Your Trapeze will arrive with threadlock applied, but you must reapply whenever you open the shackle.

There is no compromise on safety with a WLL of 300KG (FOS 5:1) on these shackles.

The bar on these trapezes measures 62cm from end to end and weights 1051g.,

Prodigy cottonsafe shackle trapeze hanging with shadow


- Shackes make it easy to swap out the ropes or bar.
- Trapeze movements are more compliant and mobile compared to other styles.
- Moves on the rope are a little easier due to the lighter bar. This also makes beats a little easier.

Prodigy cottonsafe trapeze elbow


- Elbows may be a little less comfortable than the traditional style

- Be aware of small fingers' potential to get caught in the shackle area.

- If you're used to a classic trapeze, you may need to take a little time to get used to the increased mobility before trying new moves.

UK Made, Tested and Certified

Load tests are performed regularly on all equipment at independent certified testing facilities.

  • Working Load Limit (WLL) : 200kg
  • Factor Of Safety (FOS) : 5:1

Destructive testing is undertaken at regular intervals or when any component is modified.

Working load limits are based on permanent deflection, not destruction. Never exceed the manufacturer's WLL.

Single Point Rigging

Also known as a dance trapeze, these are rigged into one single point at the top, creating a triangle shape with the ropes.

It is important to use a rigging plate or delta link in this situation to avoid tri-loading a carabiner. You may also want to use a swivel in this setup.

Double Point Rigging

The most common way to rig a trapeze. This method keeps both rope separate and leaves ample space for moves above the bar.

If you have a freestanding rig, you can attach the supplied carabiners to a strop or loop and choke these around the top bar of the rig.

If you only have one anchor point to rig from, the aerial spreader bar has got you covered! Simply attach your two carabiners to the provides holes either side of the bar.


1x Prodigy CottonSafe Shackle Trapeze

2x 25 kN MBS carabiners

2x high-grade stainless steel shackles (with threadlock applied)

1x user guide

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