Ludwig's "Flying Trapeze Resource Page"
A "Ludwig Aerial Rigging LLC" company (also DBA Damnhot.com)
Listings of "Flying Trapeze" Rigs In the USA and links to other indexes
Information on Flying Trapeze Clubs, Trapeze Schools, Resorts with Trapeze,
Trapeze and Circus Aerialist Equipment, Acrobatics, Circus, Gymnastics, Juggling,
for Practice / Performance / Aerial Dance / Aerial Yoga
Can be set up to various height choices.
up to 21 ft high and up to 24 ft with optional extension feet..
Quad rig: Consisting of 4 leg design with of 4ft header, four 6ft leg sections per corner. 4 std. feet, chain with 4 clips, set screws
Tripod rig: Consisting of 3 leg design with of four 6ft leg sections per corner. 4 std. feet, chain with 4 clips, set screws
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/
or consider having him do a presentation at your school for your students and performers.
Set-up is only about 20 minutes, even less once you get good at it.
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 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.
INTENT of my rigs.
and Heavy duty vs. Standard duty rigs.
When I first started making rigs there were very few if any portable rigs available.
The ones that were available were very expensive and cost unjustifiable to the average performer
or someone just wanting a rig to practice on.
These are made by Bobby Bates and Trevor. Both make outstanding rigs and I often refer them
to people for whom my rigs are not the right ones for their application.
My intent was to make a low cost simple rig
for the average aerial enthusiast.
No frills, no exotic materials.
Since then , it turns out, many professional
performers and performing troupes have
started using and preferred my rigs after all. Thanks.
Because of that, I have changed my designs a little bit to accommodate this with nicer paint jobs, and a few misc. features.
One thing I needed to do was to create a more Heavy Duty rig for the bigger trick and multiple people on it at one time.
The Standard rig and 16ft, (19ft with
extension feet) does well for multiple people, or simple to moderate Drops/Rolls.
The performance troupes and professionals tended to want to be higher up and do the BIGGER drops.
Simple drops, tend to more more of a 'roll' and short distance with SOFT stops and short dead drops. (3-4 ft maybe)
When doing BIG drops that are longer dead drops with sudden STOPS at bottom, they create a BIG shock load.
If you do the BIG tricks and create large
shock loads and want to be at the higher height, like 21ft +
then the Heavy duty rig is highly advised.
For most people the 16ft rig with extension feet ( to 19 ft ) is quite suitable for most performances.
The Quad (4 leg) design vs. a Tripod (3 leg) ,
On the Quad, the user of a single or double trap does not wind up with having one rig leg
right in front of or behind them as is with the tripod, preventing even the smallest of swings.
With the quad, you wind up with 2 legs to one side and 2 legs on other side of you.
A TRIPOD consideration . My 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.
Click on photo for larger view.
Small, easy to transport, longest piece is only 6ft. click photo for larger view
Entire rig inside a Subaru Forester.
Custom Color, Powder Coat, options
Stock colors Special, multi-coat colors
Metal flake, Hammered, solid colors. such as Candy apple, Sparkle
click photo for larger view
Click here for Paint choice suggestions, detailed paint color charts and color code numbers.
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Switching out apparatus suggestions.
Pulley Systems info., how to set one up and precautions
Video of rig in action.
Double trap act: http://youtu.be/Wc__HNy60dI
Lyra act: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wSz2RgAXGA
This is a Doubles Lyra act with very dynamic movements showing rig
as it behaves with load of two people doing a dynamic routine.
If you Needs APPARATUS and Hardware
All rigs are done in Powder Coat paint which is MUCH more durable,
Up to 21.5 feet high, and with optional extension feet to about 24 feet high.
Does not require floor mounting plates.
Able to hang Single/Doubles Trapeze, Web, Lyra .
Easily set up or moved. All steel.
( Investigating making legs of Alum. Header would remain as STEEL. Be ware of welded aluminum headers, Although
welded aluminum can be very strong, When alum. is welded it loses it's temper and needs to be RE-TEMPERED
after welding. Also welded alum joints should be reinforced with gussets to spread stress point if joints are 'butt' joints.
Cost of Alum legs would be considerably higher.)
Height of rig is determined by how many legs
sections you use.
This is approx height from ground to of Eyebolt. (not to top of
These are not an off-the-shelf item.
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Aerial Rigging LLC" company
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I do not wish to ship outside of USA or Canada.
Shipping to 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