Firetoys Static Trapezes are professional quality aerial acrobatic props. These trapezes are ideal for training and performance. The ropes on this trapeze are fully certified to a WLL (Working Load Limit) of 423kg and certificates of conformity are available on request. The official WLL of the whole set up is 250kg due to the two high grade steel carabiners supplied with the trapeze (WLL: 250kg each). If you’d like to upgrade carabiners the Vulcan Screw Lock has a BLL of 40kN.
Even with the carabiners supplied as standard these trapezes are suitable for one or two people performing dynamic trapeze work (not to be confused with swinging or flying trapeze work).
The extended, 90cm wide, bars on these trapezes overhang the ropes by 14cm each side giving you an extra space to work with. The bar space between the ropes measures 58.5cm.
Important Note:If you plan on performing or teaching moves that involve rotating the bar through the center of the ropes, we strongly recommend rigging your trapeze with a swivel at the top of each rope. This will help prevent Hockling and Birdcaging as a result of the cable in the core of the rope becoming too twisted.
The trapeze bar and anchors are made from high grade stainless steel and are meticulously welded together with no splatter or sharp edges. The soft four-strand white cotton ropes are spliced five times exceeding all safety requirements and finished off with white whipping for durability. All the trims are colour matched in white for a striking result.
The cotton ropes are professionally fitted with a flexible, UK-made, CE-marked, internal steel core rated and certified at a working load limit of 423kg for ultimate strength. This is much stronger than rope made from cotton alone. The steel cables are factory assembled and sealed meaning that they require virtually no maintenance.
Not only are the steel cables much stronger than cotton but their strength is more predictable thanks to their electronically measured ferrule sealing which ensures incredibly uniform breaking loads. Cotton’s breaking load, on the other hand, can fluctuate depending on the fibre quality. Steel is also much more resistant to moisture, heat, cold and friction than cotton is.
As the ropes of these trapezes no longer play a structural role they can be made from a softer blend than many other trapezes on the market, making them a bit kinder on your hands. The finish is extremely neat and tidy making for a trapeze that not only does the job but looks beautiful at the same time.
Please note: cable cored trapezes are susceptible to hockling or bunching over time due to the nature of their construction. This does NOT affect their strength. For more information, please see here.
The only advantage non-steel-cored ropes have over these ropes are they provide a bit more cushioning on heavy landings. However, this extra “play” in pure cotton ropes can hinder the performer’s precision and the lifespan and safety of the trapeze.
Supplied with two high grade steel carabiners.
Country of Manufacture UK
Manufacturer Firetoys Aerial
Trapeze Type Static
Rope Material Steel-Cored Cotton
Rope Size 25mm
Bar Material Stainless Steel
Bar Diameter 24mm
Bar Length 90cm
Space Between Ropes Approx. 58cm
Working Load Limit 250kg (551 lbs)
Total Weight 4kg (approx)
1m, 1.5m, 2m, 2.5m, 3m, 3.5m
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