Twiggy
Twiggy

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Location: Birmingham, UK
Member Since: 8th Jan 2006
Total posts: 162
Posted:Does anyone know about the Huge metal ring prop used in circus acts where the performer spins around inside it ?

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Ive seen a double layered ring too which has rods connecting them. The performer can then hold and stand on the rods between the 2 rings to avoid rolling over fingers.

Does anybody know what they are called or where they are obtainable? confused


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Twisthem488
Twisthem488

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Location: USA
Member Since: 27th Jan 2004
Total posts: 187
Posted:From what I understand that is a version of the gym wheel. Sorry i dont have any more information than that.

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MikefromGlos
MikefromGlos

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Location: Gloucester England
Member Since: 10th Jul 2006
Total posts: 985
Posted:are u on about wheels of death?

he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

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Twiggy
Twiggy

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Location: Birmingham, UK
Member Since: 8th Jan 2006
Total posts: 162
Posted:Thank you muchly, for anyone else interested.. clicky here



All i need to do now is find where i can get my hands on one ubbrollsmile

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

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Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:http://www.gym-wheel.com/RRBau.htm
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http://www.spicker-wuppertal.de/spicker/preisliste_uk.htm
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Google is a wonderful thing.



Having problems with the language? Try HERE. You can just put the page location in and it translates the page for you.


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Twiggy
Twiggy

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Location: Birmingham, UK
Member Since: 8th Jan 2006
Total posts: 162
Posted:Yeah, i found the first site but was hoping to find a place with a.. try befor you buy kinda thing going on. The shipping costs on one of those would be horrendous i imagine.

They just look like so much fun biggrin


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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

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Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:I can't really see any business letting you try before you buy. You'd be better off looking for a local gymnastics club that uses one.

Get on Google and see whats about in your area. Other than that try ringing some of the suppliers on that site and ask them who they have sold to near you. Explain to them that you need to see if you like it before you purchase one from them. They might help.


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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

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Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:I've just found this article

Which gave me this email: rhoenrads@colles.me.uk
Try contacting these people.


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pitman
pitman

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Location: swansea
Member Since: 9th Mar 2005
Total posts: 544
Posted:wow! that is amazing, i have never seen that before

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

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Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Well I emailed John at the Rhoerads group and he was very friendly and seems very easy to talk to.

 Written by: part of the email from John Colles

You would be very welcome any time to come to our club and have a go. If you are too far away for an evening, I occasionally run one day workshops. I've nothing planned at the moment, but probably early next year we might do one.
Have you seen our website? www.rhoenrads.colles.me.uk ? there are details of wheels and suppliers etc on this site.



So there you go. Ask around and send out a few polite emails and you could get your wish of trying before you buy.


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Mascot
Mascot

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Member Since: 20th May 2002
Total posts: 301
Posted:I think it's usually called a German Wheel

There are some amazing moves you can do on it, but it requires a lot of strength- it's a proper Circus discipline, not something you can pick up quickly.


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Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 3749
Posted:there is the cyr weel too, a bit more hardcore, but more badass too...

This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
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misssquarepants
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Member Since: 31st Dec 2006
Total posts: 2
Posted:excuse me fellows my name is Alia and i started twirling in october this year and i'm completely obsessed
i was just wondering if anyone could help me out with some little things
***** double staffing! any handy little tricks you know that might help me a little with my technique would be awsome!!!!
*****i'm also really really interested in fans how do they work what lengths are good etc and how do i get my paws on them!?


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