Aerial silks designed to be hung as hammocks for use in aerial yoga.
This pack contains 1x Firetoys aerial yoga silk hammock (choose colour above) with two stainless steel rings attached, 4x steel oval carabiners and 2x SML Dyneema loop chains OR 2x Belay Daisy Chains for adjusting the height of the rig (see below). All components of this set are professionally strength tested and come with Working Load (WLL) or Breaking Load Limits (BLL). Watch out for equipment that does not state WLL or BLL as they may not be safe.
Our hammocks are specially designed for aerial yoga. They are shorter and wider than normal aerial silks, measuring 6m x 2.8m. Yoga hammocks are used to support your body weight allowing you to achieve deep stretches and other yoga postures in a more relaxing way with a reduced chance of injury. Aerial yoga hammocks also help to develop core strength and to decompress the spine.
Firetoys hammocks are a bit bouncier/stretchier than the Juggle Gear hammocks we stock, making them slightly more cushioning to use, but this can make them slightly less supportive than the Juggle Gear alternative.
This set is designed to be rigged from 2 anchor points. This type of rig, as opposed to a single point set up, gives you more room to move and is arguably easier to control and use. Downsides include being harder to rig (you need two points) and they are far more awkward to make spin using a swivel. This is why many hammock performers prefer the one point version. However, for aerial yoga use, which set up you choose will come down to personal preference to a great extent.
As we specialise in aerial silks and other aerial circus apparatus that is often over 10m high, all our hammocks exceed all required safety standards. Only the best and most comfortable materials are used and the hammocks are fully tested every 6 months for strengths and weaknesses. These hammocks have a working load limit of 172kg (379lbs).
The SML Dyneema loop chains are 400mm long and made from strong 15mm nylon. The SML chains allow you to adjust the height of your hammock, but not by very much. If you would like more versatility in your hammock's height we recommend choosing the Belay Daisy Chain. These chains are 1.4m long and have eight individual loops. Unlike other daisy chains the Belay Daisy Chain's loops are all rated at 23kN so you're safe rigging from any of the loops, not just the end ones. The one downside is these chains are more expensive than the SMLs.
The auto locking carabiners are strong (BLL: 30kN) and versatile. They have a secure gate locking mechanism and good wide opening of 18mm.
Country of Manufacture: UK
Manufacturer: Firetoys Aerial
Average (Mean) Downward Stretch: 10% (medium)
Working Load Limit: 172kg