Magickal_Kaleidoscope
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Location: Newcastle, Australia
Member Since: 28th Dec 2002
Total posts: 119
Posted:I was at the circus oz the other day and i saw one of these wheels they look really good specially when there on fire.
does any1 know where i can order one or other circus equipment.

thx


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Charles
Charles

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Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:How a bout a description of what it is first?

so that those ignorant ones of us (like me) can get some sort of idea what you are talking about...


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Magickal_Kaleidoscope
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Location: Newcastle, Australia
Member Since: 28th Dec 2002
Total posts: 119
Posted:it is a wheel that some1 stands in and rolls around in it. like a hamster wheel without the side bits.

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Stone
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Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
Total posts: 2830
Posted:quote:does any1 know where i can order one or other circus equipment?Juggleart in Melb. They have one, looks expensive.

[ 26. January 2003, 12:35: Message edited by: Stone ]


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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:It's actual name is a Rhonrad. It was started actually as a gymnastic event, focussing on muscle control/flexibility..especially abdominal strength, and balance. Starting in Germany it gained support in Europe but because of it's size and non-ease of transport took more time to catch on globally.

It has been used in a Janet Jackson video, a Jackie Chan movie, a Woody Allen movie and more recently in two of Cirque Du Soleils shows (Quidam and La Nouba).

Prometheus was in contact with a manufacturer from Canada who was charging $1000 for his design, but it only broke down into 2 or 3managable componenets, not really travelable ones.
Prometheus and I have also brainstormed for about 2 years on a more collapseable design.

There is alot of information about them online with any search engine, but most is gymnastics related.
Hope this helps.


Pele
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Gandhi Ganjamaster
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Member Since: 30th Aug 2002
Total posts: 299
Posted:go to www.rhoenrad.com

those wheeles are awesome !


Why?

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Magickal_Kaleidoscope
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Location: Newcastle, Australia
Member Since: 28th Dec 2002
Total posts: 119
Posted:thx for every1's help it is much appreciated.
ill try and find some place in Australia where i can get all the equipment.


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Stone
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Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
Total posts: 2830
Posted:BlAcKSTaR,

Juggleart is in Melbourne, AUSTralia.

They also have lots of circus equipment, K.


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PK_
PK_

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Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:all i can say is if only my goolies would let my legs do the splits

PK.

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arashi
arashi

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Location: austin,tx
Member Since: 21st Mar 2002
Total posts: 2363
Posted:there is a german wheel in the "dome" picture in the rockstarashi gallery. you can't see it but the wheel has my friend's blood all over it. god i love burning man

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Iandd
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Location: Edinburgh, UK
Member Since: 5th Apr 2001
Total posts: 39
Posted:German wheel,

two rings set apart from each otherby a span of about a foot big enough to hold onto in side so you hahave a huge coin shaped thingo and spin round in incredibly difficlut and impressive manners. There's also the on wheel version. I know a juggler in Athens who's also one of the best club swingers I know who's called German Wheel Chris. That's all I know except I saw the one wheel version at Cirque Eloise.

Cheerio.

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ElectricBlue
ElectricBlue

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Location: Canberra
Member Since: 11th Feb 2002
Total posts: 810
Posted:does any one know what catogary this german wheel thingo is in on the juggle art web site i can't seem to find it
Thanks

Missie


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