Thank you for your interest in my motorcycle thrill show. This page describes the motorcycle/highwire rigging. The rigging for aerial artistry is located on the individual act's video page.
The following is what I need from you for set-up. The measurements are preferred, but I am generally able to work with your event space.
-200 feet by 50 feet of level, solid, dry surface
-50 feet over head clearance
( surface can be asphalt, but be advised there will be holes left in the blacktop which I will fill with sand and patch when rigging is removed- solid, packed earth is best)
- area cleared for driving 36"stakes by the municipality (www.udig.com) or the private owner
- electricity to show site for set up and during show time for lights and sound system and dressing room trailer parked on show site
-two laborers, who are able to swing a sledge hammer, for two hours for set-up and tear down
- access to show area 24 hours prior to first show
The low A-frame in the above picture is twelve feet high.
This is where the act begins with the driver on the bike and the trapeze
artist mounting the trapeze from the ground.
The 5/8th ride cable is staked to the ground at
both ends with these stake plates (pic opposite). The plates are 2 x 3
feet and made of 1/2 inch steel plate. Seven, 36" steel stakes anchor
these plates to the ground. This is the same design used by big tops around
the world to secure much heavier weight.
Four smaller stake plates anchor four guy wires attached to the top of the low A-frame(above pic). Another four anchor the guy wires attached to the top of the 30 foot high top truss. (opposite pic) All eight are staked down with the same size stakes. As you can see, all precautions are taken to orange cone the stakes and flag the guy wires for audience safety.
When the frames are up and the cable is staked, the ride cable threads through the bike while it is on the ground on it's cart. The cable is then racheted up into position, the bike riding along with the cable. There are no other lifts or machines needed to raise the bike.
This act is self contained, all I need is adequate space and a couple of guys for a few hours to drive the stakes.
Please see blank contract below for further information. I am really looking forward to working with you.
Circus Una Productions LLC
Rigging: All rigging will be completed before gates are open to public otherwise security is needed throughout set up. 20 amp electric service at site at time of rigging and throughout event. Day labor (two strong men) is required for set up and tear down. Please see rigging procedure and requirements.
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