Firetoys 0 Point Aerial Hoop - Pearl Black
UK-made and fully certified by independent safety testers.
For information on the hoop taping service, including turnaround, see here
OFFER - add an Aerial Hoop Carry bag to your basket, along with any purchase of this hoop, and we will reduce the Carry Bag by 10%. Max. 1x reduced bag per order.
WHY IS THE 0 point AERIAL HOOP FOR ME?
Safety, versatility, simplicity
0-point (tabless) hoops are popular because they’re so versatile! We make our Aerial Hoops in the UK to exceptionally high safety standards.
They are also simple to rig. Removing the tabs reduces the amount of hardware needed in your overall set-up, reduces the metal-on-metal contact (which leads to excessive wear), and eliminates coming into contact with hardware on the top bar.
If you rig it as a 2-point Hoop, you can choose how far apart your points are. Having them closer together or further apart will change how the hoop feels and moves. This allows the user to play and experiment or the teacher to adjust for different students.
Suitable for beginners and experts
0-point Hoops are ideal for teachers as they offer the option to rig as a single point or a double point in just one hoop!
You can rig a 0-point hoop horizontally, known as a Chandelyra; this opens up a whole new way of using the hoop and is a fantastic performance piece.
With limited height, a 0-Point or 1-Point is best compared to a 2-point hoop.
WHICH SIZE DO I NEED?
You can see our size guide for a standard Aerial Hoop here.
You might also want to consider going up a size if you intend to use this hoop for doubles.
Note: All sizes listed are the EXTERNAL diameter of the Hoop. For the internal measurement deduct 5 cm (2 inches) from the external diameter.
Our Aerial Hoops come ready to rig up and use out of the box with a grippy matt powder coating that is durable and looks great. However, the bare powder coating can take a little while to warm up (like a pole dancing pole), so many people prefer to tape their hoop up in one of our many colourful grip tapes. You can find a guide to taping your aerial hoop here.
HOW DO I RIG THIS AERIAL HOOP?
You can choke a Polyester Strop or Aerial PolySafe Rope directly to the bar. Attaching soft rigging directly to the hoop reduces metal-on-metal wear and removes hardware from where you will hock on.
If you are using the hoop bare (un-taped), you will need to put tape directly under the Strop/PolySafe Rope to prevent the bar from slipping.
You can use a Prodigy Aerial Sewn Loop Sling in some circumstances, but we don't recommend this for long-term rigging. You could use these in a performance if you need rigging which is less visible to the audience.
If you do not want the Aerial Hoop to spin, you need to connect your strop/rope to your anchor point with a carabiner. We recommend this when you want to keep a hoop rigged from one point facing an audience. We would also recommend this if you’re using a Prodigy Rig or don’t have much height.
If you want to spin, you need a carabiner at the top of the rope/strop, connected to a swivel and then another carabiner securing you to your anchor point.
For more information on how to hang your hoop, check out our information page here and watch the video, made by our friends at circusrigging.info.
DO I NEED ANYTHING ELSE?
A safe rigging point to attach to is essential. We have comprehensive information to help you here.
Aside from a rigging point, there are optional accessories and essential rigging gear. What you need for each type of Aerial Hoop varies. If you have any questions, we are happy to help. We recommend items like tape, grip aids, hand loop straps, and this fantastic book.
Made from 1” diameter 10G tubing (25.4mm with 3mm wall). TIG-welded with mild steel filler rod, root and then cap welds done on the top and bottom joining welds. The top weld has a solid mild steel insert to back the weld.
Powder-coated with a matte black finish, which looks great and protects the steel from rust and is easy to wipe clean. Ready to use with or without tape.
UK MADE, TESTED, AND CERTIFIED
UK designed and made
Regularly safety tested at independent & certified testing facilities
Working Load Limit (WLL) when rigged on a simulated single point and double point hang : 120kg
Factor Of Safety (FOS) 5:1
Working Load Limits are based on permanent deflection. Never exceed the manufacturers WLL.
1x Aerial Hoop
1x Protective foam cover
Certificates of conformity are available on request.
Everything above assumes you have a suitable and safe rigging point, like a professionally installed rigging point or a reputable and rated freestanding rig. Not every home/studio will be the same, so we cannot advise on this part. If you haven’t established a safe rigging point, please do this first with the help of a structural engineer/experienced rigger/professional familiar with what you're hanging and where you're hanging it. You can find some more information on how to install at home here and general aerial safety here.
Aerial Hoop Weight by size
85cm : 4.2kg
90cm : 4.4kg
95cm : 4.7kg
100cm : 4.9kg
105cm : 5.1kg
|Country of Manufacture||UK|
|Tubing Diameter||1" (25.4mm)|
|Working Load Limit||120kg|
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