Aerial Guidelines

We get calls everyday from studios and excited people who want to take their adventure to a new level with Aerial Yoga, aerial dance, and Circus Arts. Here are a few tips we offer to those who are beginning Aerial Yoga or to those who have been doing aerial dance or circus arts for many… Read more

Why Use Swivels?

We sometimes learn that aerialists do not use swivels as a way to save money on hardware costs. We ask: Why risk your safety? Swivels will keep your Aerial Hammock or Aerial Silks from twisting which makes it hard to separate. Swivels also reduce the lateral stress on your attachment point. This is essential! It… Read more

Aerial Fabric and Slack Drops in Aerial Dance

We know aerial dancing is fun and that slack drops on aerial silks are particularly fun to do. Here are a few cautions: First, make sure you have wrapped for the drop correctly. Make sure you have enough room between you and the floor and you did not pull out more fabric for the drop… Read more

Why is Aerial Silk Sometimes Slippery?

Many of our customers ask about which fabric is the least slippery? Here is our answer: All aerial fabric, Tricot, Interlock, Tricot with bounce, and matte Tricot can be slippery based on the amount of humidity in the air, the amount of moisture on your hands and feet, the type of clothing you are wearing,… Read more

How much Aerial Silk do you need?

To calculate how much fabric you need for aerial dancing or acrobatics, First measure your ceiling height, or the height you will be hanging the fabric. If you think you will eventually use a higher space, then calculate for this height. Multiply this number by 2. If you are using feet as your unit of… Read more

How to Care for Your Aerial Silk or Aerial Fabric

Your aerial silk or fabric can be washed in a washing machine, top load or front load. Some people go to the expense of dry cleaning, but we always wash ours in the washing machine. We use cold water and a liquid detergent such as Woolite. To remove odor, we use baking soda. We do… Read more

What is a Dynamic Load and Why 2,000 to 3,000 Pounds?

Why a Dynamic Load of 2,000 to 3,000 pounds for Aerial Acrobatics or Aerial Dance? For aerial acrobatic rigging, a safety factor of 10 to 1 is the standard. This means that if someone weighed 200 pounds, they would want their equipment and structure to support at least a 2,000 pound load. If they weighed… Read more

What is the difference between the Hammocks?

At a quick glance: Basic Adjustable Single Point Flying Trapeze Flying Yoga Dance -Lengths: 4, 6, and 8 yards -installs at two points -great for home studio or placement at single height -adjustable by moving link on fabric -Lengths: 4 through 10 yards depending on need -installs at two points -multiple links allows easy height… Read more

How to Calculate Your Shipping Costs

We ship our products to you just about anywhere in the world. We have a few items that are very expensive to ship outside the domestic US (Aerial Hoops) and recommend you find a welder in your country who can make you an aerial hoop. All other shipping costs can be calculated to your destination… Read more

How to Strip the Width of Fabric

How to strip the width of your fabric: First measure the entire width of the fabric, and decide what width you would prefer. If the fabric is 108” inches wide, and you would like it to be 90” inches wide, you would subtract the desired width from the original width. In this case, you would… Read more

The Importance of Conditioning

The Importance of Conditioning If you are new to aerial work, or if you have reached a plateau, then conditioning can make the difference in pushing through, or learning more to attain the next level of your aerial career. Conditioning on a daily basis will make all the difference in improving your aerial skills. Over-all,… Read more

Bungee Dance: Explanations and Recommendations

As with so many aerial innovations, Cirque du Soleil pioneered Bungee Dance. In their show, “Saltambanco,” four acrobatics captured the imagination and excitement of the audience doing bungee trapeze throughout the high arena space. We got started with Bungee in 2001 with our halftime performances at Denver’s Pepsi Center for the opening game of Denver’s… Read more