Zero Point Aerial Hoop
Product no.: OHoop
excl. Shipping costs
Shipping time: 3-4 Days
Aerial hoops, also known as aerial rings or lyras, are a classic aerial circus performance props. The zero point hoop is made from premium grade steel with a black matt finish and come in a variety of sizes.
This aerial hoop has no attachment points. The benefit is aesthetic - you get a nice circle with no bits (rigging points) sticking out from it.
All sizes are EXTERNAL diameters.
Tube diameter 25.4mm
** All sizes refer to the EXTERNAL diameter. The internal diameter is 5cm less than the external diameter.
** Due to the lack of rigging points, the extra tough powder coating applied misses 2 spots where it needs to be hung from. These spots are covered with a permanent sticker. This sticker is not to be removed, and neither the sticker or the 2 uncoated spots are signs of damage and will not affect the hoop's use.
How Firetoys Hoops are built
Powder-coating is a super high durability process that protects your hoop. A hoop that hasn’t been powder-coated or protected may eventually rust, even if it has been taped. Moisture will work its way through the tape during use and storage, and rust underneath the tape, so you might not even notice until you retape it. The powder-coating can be retaped indefinitely and will always keep your hoops protected from moisture.
TIG welding for higher quality
We use a high quality TIG (tungsten inert gas) welder that can achieve very high penetration welds very neatly and results in stronger, cleaner welds than the cheaper MIG (metal inert gas) machines can. MIG has telltale splashes of metal that have to be aggressively ground back to remove, meaning a lot of the material you’re welding gets taken back off again afterwards. With our processes, all it takes is a little bit of neatening.
Reinforced 0 point welds
For the 0 point hoops, we weld all the way round the tube into a reinforcing spigot inside the tubing, which allows each end of the rolled tube to join onto something other than each other increasing the strength of the weld hugely as you’re not relying on a single seam of weld to support your weight.
We choose not to grind these welds back as this makes the hoop much easier to inspect for any damage to the weld. If these critical welds are ground back and then taped over, it would be impossible to see damage to the hoop even during regular inspections.
Aerial Hoop Safety and Peace of Mind
All Firetoys aerial hoops are shipped with a thick foam tubing, like a pool noodle, wrapped around the hoop like a protective hug. This protects the hoop in transit and can be used to protect your hoop when it is not rigged. Shipping is usually very reliable but in the unlikely event you encounter any problem our customer service team is here to help you. We take responsibility for your hoop until you receive it, and fully support you after sale with anything you might need.
All of Firetoys aerial hoops are built according to high industry safety standards and regularly tested to destruction. Each type of hoop has a Working Load Limit (WLL) based on its materials and construction. This WLL is calculated on a 5:1 safety ratio for the steel of the hoops and the tabs.
For example, the 2-point hoops were recently tested to a breaking strain of 4290kg of downward force, applying this 5:1 ratio gives us a result of 772kg, which is way beyond the conformity WLL we have set of 300kg. We set a conformity to account for slight differences in the materials used, as all manufactured goods have a set variance. This allows for fluctuation without affecting the high working loads we work towards, and makes sure we're able to provide consistent documentation across our range of hoops.
Each aerial equipment made by Firetoys is allocated a serial number. With this, we can find out the day the product was made, whether it's for insurance reasons, inspection logs, or just to throw it a birthday party.
With a Firetoys Aerial Hoop, you’re buying much more than safety and security in the air, you’re buying peace of mind and customer care for years to come.