Aerial Silks Guide
HANGING YOUR AERIAL SILKS
Where to hang your silks?
- Ceiling mounts
- Exposed ceiling beams
- Swing sets
WARNING: DO NOT attempt to attach the aerial silks on a structure you are uncertain about. Industry standard for aerial rigging is that any aerial point must have a load capacity of no less than 2000 lbs safe working load and a minimum breaking strength of no less than 8000 lbs
It’s always a good safety measure to inspect your mounting rig, O-slings, daisy chains and clipping hardware for potential wear and tear before each use or at least once a month. Signs of scratch, tear and crack might indicate that the hardware needs replacing.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SILKS
Take care during use to enjoy your silks longer
Remove earrings, ring, watch and any sharp accessories before getting on the silks. Limit the aerial silks exposure to direct sunlight. The vibrant colors might fade under extended sun exposure.If you feel the silks lose its elasticity, try washing the silks as that should help recover somewhat the elasticity level of the fabric.
Remove the plastic ties on two ends of the fabric , the two O-slings and daisy chains. Wash the fabric separately. Do not mix with hard or sharp objects as that may scratch the fabric. If you also want to wash the daisy chains and O-slings together with the fabric, please put the them in a laundry bag. Use mild detergent and cold water on gentle cycle. Line to dry in the shade.
Setting up your single rigging point for Aerial Circus
Using your Silks as an Inversion Swing
See video below on how to quickly convert your aerial silks set up to an Inversion Swing
Using your Silks as an Aerial Hammock
Follow video instructions below on how to tie your silks to the Rescue 8 to create a single-point aerial hammock