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Swing Installation

Your swing is relatively simple to install. You will need:

  • A tape measure

  • An additional strong ceiling rope if required

  • A ladder or chair

You may need “O” Rings to insert in to the wooden ceiling beams if no exposed beam or place to tie a rope exists. (An 8mm thick or ¼” thick steel “O” Ring of 8cm or 3” long with a wood screw tip ). These are available at local building supply stores.

O rings
 

For a concrete ceiling or beams you will need to insert the “O” rings as per Fig 2 using a masonry drill. These are also available at your local building supply store.

O rings
 

To Install Using Existing Exposed Beams:

Firstly, select a safe spot where there is at least 1 meter of space in all directions. This is the minimal amount but more space is ideal.The wooden beam must be sturdy and not termited by bugs. Test the strength of the beam if necessary by putting 2 people in the swing and testing.

Outside or under the porch or roof is an ideal location for the Swing. In the living room or bedroom is good too. A tree branch also makes a great beam.

Place a cloth over the beam where the rope drops over and down to the floor. (Over time the rope could become worn causing failure without this cloth.)

If wrapping the straps over a beam thread one end of the straps through the loop on the other end. Pull tight (see Fig 1 and Fig 2)

Please check your adjustment straps regularly as they could become worn over time and with continued use which could cause them to erode and subsequently break. You are responsible for your own safety so please check.

Fig 1
 
Fig 2
 

HOOKS and/or STRAPS SHOULD BE INSERTED and/or HUNG 60cm to 80cm (24” to 32” inches) APART. NO MORE, NO LESS

 
 

There are numerous adjustable positions/heights where you may clip the Swing handles. The saddle and handle hooks DO NOT have to be in the same section of the straps. They can be adjusted to different heights according to the exercise/pose you are practising. You may enjoy experimenting yourself. Also, the hooks do not have to be in the same section on each strap on either side. One can be higher or lower than the other as long as they are at the right height for what you are undertaking.

The lowest position is nice for floor work, for example stretching the lumbar area or doing inverted shoulder stands.

Fig 3a
 
Fig 3b
 
 
 

The Swing saddle hanging free should be just above the crease of butt level or 15cm or 4" below the crest of your hip. When doing a full inversion your head should be free of the floor. Adjust hooks either up or down in the straps to the correct height. Try one test inversion to ensure there is at least 10cm space between your head and floor. For further information please refer to our website www.gravotonics.com or feel free to email us.

Fig 4a
 
Fig 4a
 
Fig 4a