Aerial Animals will be on the river and off the grid from August 9-28. We will treat all orders as rush orders when we return.
Budget Trapeze sold with or without carabiners
Tab weld 360 degrees on both sides of tab. TIG welded. Quality of weld important.
Thimble for Amsteel Core can be seen inside. Place carabiner through thimble.
Eye splice finished with four full tucks.
Same quality bar as our standard trapeze. Standard bar 23 inches (schedule 40 pipe / hollow bar) and 7 ft white 22 mm 4-strand ropes reinforced with Amsteel core. Upgrade options available on bar length and rope length.
Price starting at $285. You provide your own carabiners and elbow covers.
Or $310 with two Link2 Black Steel Oval Autolocking Carabiners
Add $20 for shipping.
Buying a budget trapeze - what to look for and why we design ours the way we do:
- I was convinced years ago by Ludwig to go with a 360 degree weld on the bar. Since once you cover that joint you can't inspect it, at least if the weld ever did fail the physical bar will hold you. I have heard from professionals who have had welds break. See the photo of our trapeze bar design and weld. Know how to recognize a good weld.
- If the top of the rope is spliced it should have a thimble to reduce wear on the rope (our thimble is inside - see photo). If it is a big exposed thimble, it should be whipped or secured to the rope.
- Look inside the rope below the thimble where the wire core is crimped. I have seen fabricators leave the sharp wire exposed below the crimp. The sharp wire cable ends should be covered with something like electrical tape to prevent cuts. If not, I personally think it shows poor craftsmanship and that the fabricator just doesn't care. We do a splice on our Amsteel core which doesn't require a crimp or have exposed sharp ends.
- Check the connector used to secure the rope to the bar. Make sure it is a name brand quicklink or shackle. We have upgraded to the Maillon Rapide PPE which include a serial number on the quicklinks. There should be a thimble on the wire or cable connecting to the bar too.
- An eye splice should have a minimum of 3 tucks. But since your life depends on it, we do four full tucks. See photo. We believe in backing everything up. So if the structural core ever failed ( and I have seen videos of failures ), our ropes provide redundancy for extra safety. Some fabricators just rig the cotton rope as a comfort not as a safety backup. Our trapeze ropes are certified to a minimum breaking strength of 5000 lbs.
- Ask your fabricator if they product liability insurance. This insurances adds 16% to the cost of our product but I think it's the responsible thing to do as a fabricator. Most fabricators in the US do not have product liability insurance.
Standard sizes available to order online OR complete the Custom Order Form for more options: