Firetoys Freestanding Outdoor Aerial Rig - BigRig
The Firetoys BigRig is a free standing outdoor aerial rig with 3 rigging points. This precision engineered aluminium rig is suitable for trapeze, aerial hoop (lyra), silks, corde lisse and pretty much any other aerial apparatus. It's also strong enough for two-person training and performances. This rig has taken 2 years to design and test and is one of firetoys' most highly engineered products.
PLEASE NOTE - All pulleys, carabiners, ropes and apparatus pictured are sold separately. We've included these items in some of the images for illustration purposes only. You can buy the pulley set up here.
Stability and height
This top spec freestanding rig won't sway or distort even under heavy loads. It's easily assembled and disassembled without tools and fits in a most estate cars.
This aerial rig has two rigging height options, a 5.5m rigging point height and a 4.5m rigging point height. The BigRig's footprint is 7.3m x 7.3m when set up for the 5.5m height. When set to the lower 4.5m height the footprint is 5.4m x 5.4m. It's completely free standing and braced so it doesn't require pegs. This rig will not sway or distort even with heavy beating (see video below).
The aluminium this rig is constructed from is corrosion resistant making this trapeze rig suitable for outdoor use.
All components are precision machined and standardised so all the legs are interchangeable making this rig's set up easy. This rig can be leisurely assembled by two people in under 10 mins without any tools. You can see a sped up video of Big Rig's assembly below. Disassembly is nearer 5 minutes. The total weight is roughly 100kg and the longest component is 1.9m (3'7") so the disassembled rig will fit into most estate cars with the back seats down
MkII improvements and Colour Choices
Our MkII BigRig now comes with an upgraded powder coated steel foot, and specialist top crane endcaps to keep the outside away from your rigging points.
The crane bar has five rigging points: three central and two for safety lines and pulley set ups. The crane features a central solid plug for load distribution. The legs all feature chest height connection points for tying off or connecting carabiners.
Our aerial rig has been fully CAD designed and engineered to give it the optimal strength to weight ratio. All components and materials are sourced in the UK and this rig was designed and built in our workshop in Brighton, UK. All spigots are machined in-house to reduce tolerances and all joins are engineered to ensure exact fits before welding to maximise bonded areas. These include high precision twinned bird's mouth cuts and bespoke gusseting
We've used high penetration industrial TIG welding to ensure the strongest bonds. This type of welding is stronger and more predictable than MIG and other welding techniques. All seams are triple welded for ultimate strength: a root pass, a secondary pass and a weaved capping pass. This means the welds typically penetrate 70% of the aluminium wall (resulting in up to 10mm of precision welded material).
Perfect for indoors use as well
Though we built this rig to be used outdoors, where no rigging points are found, it is perfect for use in any building where you can't rig to the existing structure. the grip on the base of the feet will provide traction without damaging floors, allowing it to be set up without issue.
Strength and Certification
The Firetoys BigRig has been fully strength tested and comes with certified working load limits (WLL). In order to certify this rig, destructive tests at an external professional load testing house were carried out, This gave us a WLL of 174kg at a large safety ratio of 10:1. We also performed extensive in-house dynamic load testing using fully calibrated load cells, imparting forces of up to 1.74 kN recorded in real time. Certificates as always, are available on request.
Official Firetoys bigrig promo video:
|Country of Manufacture||UK|
|Base||7.3m x 7.3m (24' x 24')|
|Top Bar Width||1.67m (5'6")|
|Weight||100kg (221 lbs)|
|Maximum Component Length||1.9m (6'3")|
|Working Load Limit||174kg (384 lbs)|
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