Fire Pixie

Free Standing Aerial Rig - First time assembly!

March 30, 2012

A week or so ago my aerial partner Miriam ordered and received a brand-new free standing aerial rig from Trapezerigging.com.  We found a day that wasn't too rainy and headed over to her place to unpack it and assemble it.  SO MUCH FUN

It's like a giant swing set!  A *giant* swing set!

Which piece goes where?

 

Set up at the 14' height

 

It's up!  Installing the tissu

 

Woo Hoo!  It's working!

 

I had to try it too

The web site claims that 2 people can assemble this rig in about 10 minutes.  There were 3 of us, and it took us about an hour, but that includes unpacking time and head-scratching time and a space that was juuuuuust barely big enough for the rig.  The base requires 24x28 feet of space, which is just about the exact size of the yard we were in, so there was a little bit of wiggling and scrunching to get it to fit right.

It was incredibly easy to put together.  I think having 3 people is probably the way to go, but could have done it with 2 in a pinch. 

Its height is 18.5 feet maximum, and it can be assembled at 14 feet by leaving out one of the pole sections.  The rig is incredibly well designed, and will be really easy to take apart for transport.  It will fit in a midsized car (if it's just the rig and the driver), at least, we *think* it will.  Haven't tested that yet.

So .. bring on the outdoor summertime aerial shows!  We are equipped!

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