Load, Height, Footprint
The Ludwig Portable aerial rig
I am going to retire 'AGAIN' and have sold the Ludwig's Aerial Rig business to
Tim of VVolfymetalworks LLC.
Tim is a master fabricator, certified welder and has been doing my most crucial welds for me for many years. He has been a fabricator of Lyras and many very unique and awesome apparatus as well as Dance Stilts.
I will remain in the loop with the business process and design of the aerial rigs to maintain a high quality product..
Thanks for your support and trust in me to provide a great aerial rig product.
Now you can rely on Tim to provide you with the same great aerial rig product as well as various aerial apparatus.
Now, A " VVOLFY Metal Works LLC" company
Tim at 703-835-7155 VVolfymetalworks@gmail.com Denver Co.
Note, that is two "V"s, "V V" not a "W"
continuing to building the same great portable aerial rigs that I have built Since 2001
( In conjunction with LUDWIG of Damnhot.com 303-880-0181, Golden, Colorado)
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This aerial rig is NOT intended for Swinging
( small gentle swings OK)
Aerial Performer Portable, Free-Standing Rig
for Practice / Performance / Aerial Dance / Aerial Yoga
Delivery time and Availability.
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MY rig does not need guy wires or stakes into the ground as long as it is NOT used for swinging.
If you are in a HIGH wind area, it would be a good idea to use guy wires if rig is set up long term and un-attended.
Can be set up on pavement, asphalt , streets, indoors, Grass, Sand(with 2'x2'plywood foot pads) etc.
Can be set up to various height choices
Determined by how many leg section you chose to put on during set-up.
All rigs can be set up to its lowest height of about 7ft all the way
up to 20 ft high with extension feet fully extended, in 6" increments .
Meaning that, if you buy a 16-20 ft rig you can chose to set it up as low as 7-ft up to 20-ft .
The extension feet which have 6 inch increments,
There are a total of about 20 different height that the ONE rig can be set up too.
Quad rig: Consisting of a 4 leg design with of 4ft header, up to three 6ft leg sections per corner.
Comes with: Adjustable extension feet, straps with 4 clips, set screw, wrench,
and all hardware needed to set up.
Tripod rig: Consisting of 3 leg design with up to three 6ft leg sections per corner.
Comes with: Adjustable extension feet, chain or straps with 3 clips, set screws, wrench,
and all hardware needed to set up.
Note, since a TRI-POD only has 3 legs vs. 4 legs on a Quad,
a tri-pod rig can only handle 3/4 the load of a Quad rig.
Before you buy mine, or any one
else's rig please check this out.
Aerial equipment and rigging FAQ.
I highly suggest that anyone into aerials or considering purchasing
rigging go to the following web page about rigging best practices.
Learn about rigging before you do it.
Delbert Hall's web page http://www.d2flying.com/
Brett Copes: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fight-or-Flight-Ent/136225323107160 or
consider having him do a presentation at your school for your students and performers.
or Delbert Hall: firstname.lastname@example.org
This aerial rig is NOT intended for Swinging ( small gentle swings OK)===============================
Set-up is only
about 20 minutes, even less once you get good at it.
For a quad rig, usually fairly strong 2 people to lift, one not so strong to insert a leg section.
Great for Single,
Double Trapeze, Fabric, Lyra, Corde Lisse, Limited Spanish Web etc.
NOT for SWINGING trapeze, see following note. Moderate swinging activities are possible as long as the swing does NOT go beyond the legs. The rig can be guyed out using just 2 cables and then will allow for a little more swinging.
Aerial Dance Performers:
This might be your solution to places where you can't use tie down guy wires.
Can be set up to various height by just choosing which and how many leg segments to use.
Header is set up to allow for single point suspension like fabric, and 2 point suspension like a trapeze bar.
The header also has hookup points for safety lines & pulleys, and for equipment hoisting cables and pulleys.
This rig when set up at 11.5ft and with 6ft header allows you to have 2 participants on a rig at same time.
Great for setting up in a park, giving your aerial Yoga classes exposure to the public.
One thought, buy a 21 ft rig for aerials, with an extra header and extra feet. Then you can use the legs from the 21 ft rig with the extra header and feet to set up 2 low rigs for aerial YOGA.
INTENT of my rigs.
My intent was to make a low cost simple rig
for the average aerial enthusiast.
No frills, no exotic materials.
And can be carried in cars and pick-up trucks. See photo bellow.
Since then , it turns out, many professional
performers and performing troupes have
started using and preferred my rigs after all.
Because of that, I have changed my designs a little bit to accommodate this with nicer paint jobs, and a few misc. features.
The Quad (4 leg) design vs. a Tripod (3 leg) ,
A TRIPOD consideration .
Since a TRIPOD only has 3 legs vs. 4 legs,
it can only handle a weight load of 3/4 that of a QUAD rig.
Benefits of Tri-Pod, less parts to transport and much easier set-up.
Cons:A tripod comes to a relative narrow point at top, about 1 ft across.
This means that as you work high up in the rigs the legs get close together and can interfere with the performance.
Therefore you would tend to have to do you maneuvers several feet below the top, meaning you
might need to get a slightly taller rig for the same performing height as a quad.
Some tripods have large triangular headers to avoid this, but that results in difficulty transporting the tripod header.
Small, easy to transport, longest piece is only 6ft 5inch. click photo for larger view
Entire QUAD rig inside a Subaru Forester or full quad rig, still in shipping boxes, in a Mini Cooper.
Not any space left for a passenger in the MINI, but they got it in there for transporting it home.
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Switching out apparatus suggestions.
Pulley Systems info., how to set one up and special precautions
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Metal Works LLC" company,
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|Outside USA |
I do not wish to ship outside of USA
Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii is more than DOUBLE of shipping to
New England area.
Need to get special shipping quote.
I might suggest you check out the freestanding rig manufactured in France at
Unicycle & Circus arts.
Self-standing frame for trapeze
They also sell many different types of Circus Aerials Equipment