Which Yoga Trapeze?!
It can be a little daunting to choose the right yoga trapeze with so many options available.
If you’re just starting out with Aerial Yoga and looking to buy an aerial yoga hammock for your home, this quick guide is for you.
Getting the right aerial yoga equipment can often prove something of a challenge…
Particularly online because you cannot really test it to see what the quality will be like.
That is why it is so important to purchase from a reputable manufacturer.
With the popularity of aerial yoga growing around the world, it has brought with it many cheap manufacturers, all claiming to have the best yoga trapeze in the marketplace.
However it is easy to be a copycat in today’s world, and you need to be sure you are getting the original and best aerial hammocks for peace of mind.
Quality & Safety.
The main thing to consider is the critical issues of quality and safety.
You don’t want to be pinching pennies when it comes to aerial equipment because you need to trust it when you are suspended above the ground, especially with inverted poses.
The Gravotonics Yoga Trapeze and adjustment straps are super strong, easily holding 150kgs (330+ lbs).
Each item is finished to our highest standards and subject to a rigorous quality control inspection.
Hand-Made vs. Mass Production
When referring to mass produced aerial hammocks we generally see the inferior materials and manufacturing quality.
There are loose threads/ends and raw edges on many of the seams.
Our products are a clear example of quality – ALL the seams are triple stitched with the best quality threading.
Our products are handmade in our workshop in Bali, by loyal and passionate crafters, and produced ethically and conscientiously. We support fair trade ideals!
The swing should withstand a high degree of wear and tear!
Yoga Hammock Materials
With the Yoga Trapeze, we’ve found the best material to use is the highest quality 100% nylon parachute fabric.
The Aerial Hammocks suit either 100% nylon fabric or Taslon, really depending on your own feel and what manoeuvres you will likely be performing.
The benefit of the parachute fabric is that it is extremely breathable and lighter in weight.
Best thing with the swing is the ability to use the saddle as a yoga hammock simply by removing the handles!
Many of our customers have had their swings for years and years which attests to the fact that the fabric we use is strong, light weight and durable.
Colors, Colors, Colors!
Most of the yoga trapeze and yoga hammocks on the market only come in one color!
Also, the range of colors is limited. This is fine if you want say all blue, but what if you want say beautiful emerald green and purple?
You can see here the colors we have available. You can choose 2 colors!!
It is far more practical to have a Machine Washable product like the Gravotonics Trapeze/Swing, particularly when it is a piece of exercise equipment which will get perspired on and dirty.
Also, if holding classes and having the swing in studios, you’ll want to be able to wash them quickly and easily, not have to hand wash them.
Practicality & Portability
Many yoga trapeze are “over made” and not very practical in their applications and uses.
There are lots of extras that are unnecessary, such as bulky, padded foot holds which are not able to be used as hand holds making them impractical.
Swings with all the attachments and extras makes it very large and therefore losing its portability.
Many people want to use their yoga trapeze in the park or carry it with them but these products are far too large and weighty.
With many swings, it’s quite difficult to adjust the height of the saddle or handles, therefore limiting the use of the swing and making it impractical for floor work, i.e. yoga or varying heights of inversion.
Again ours are extremely easy to adjust at different points and we supply our own daisy chain straps for added functionality.
Fittings & Finishing Touches
Often with the swings you find, the plastic tubing and foam coverings on the grips are also rough and may result in injury when used.
So be sure to choose one where the plastic tubing has been finished to remove the rough edges and the foam is rounded off for neatness and comfort.
Likewise, with the hooks. Would you want to be hanging dependent upon a cheap hook/ carabiner?
We use specially made high tensile 6mm stainless steel hooks for stability and safety.
Company Reputation & Guarantee
We recommend researching the credentials of your supplier, their experience and expertise when choosing a yoga trapeze or aerial hammock.
Gravotonics offer a 5 year warranty on faulty work and/or materials.
However we have never had one yoga trapeze returned due to fault in 17 years – this is something we are very proud of.
We stand by our safety and quality record and will never compromise this!
Stay away from the “cheapo” ones and also don’t fall for the slick marketing of the expensive ones!
Find the best quality at an affordable price for your budget.
Please Note: You may need to hire a professional to help you install your yoga trapeze depending on your ceiling type. We cannot guarantee your installation.
Yoga Trapeze FAQ
Q. What is a yoga trapeze?
A. A Yoga Trapeze is a versatile aerial yoga prop, comprising of a hammock base and includes a set of handles on either side, each with 3 soft grips that allow you perform yoga postures suspended in mid air, and can also be used for various strengthening techniques.
Q. What is the best yoga trapeze?
A. There are quite a few Yoga Trapeze on the market, each claiming to be the best. The thing to do is find one that has been hand-made from high quality parachute nylon and heavy duty fittings and avoid cheap, mass produced swings which may be a risk to your safety.
Q. Is the Yoga Trapeze worth it?
A. Yes absolutely! The Yoga Trapeze is one of the most versatile pieces of fitness equipment available. It was originally designed as an amazing yoga prop most suited for aerial yoga. However it is also used for suspension training workouts and even inversion therapy!
Q. Where can you hang a yoga trapeze?
A. A Yoga Trapeze can be set up quickly and easily by hanging daisy chains over a strong exposed beam or tree branch, or even in a doorway using a pull up bar. For a more permanent option, you can install sturdy brackets in your ceiling.
Q. How much weight can a yoga trapeze hold?
A. Most Yoga Trapeze hold well over 440 lbs, however a safe operating weight range is generally around 330 lbs. This is because you are moving, swinging and bouncing around which creates more strain on the materials and fittings.
Q. How do you attach a yoga trapeze to the ceiling?
A. To hang your Yoga Trapeze from your ceiling it is best to locate your ceiling joists and screw in o-rings or ceiling brackets 60cm to 80cm apart. If you have a concrete ceiling or are unsure, it’s best to have a professional do the installation.
Q. How high should a yoga trapeze be?
A. For most purposes the sling of your Yoga Trapeze should be at the height of your belt line. However you can adjust the height using daisy chains to suit different yoga poses or aerial fitness workouts.