Aerial Safety Resources

Aerial Safety Rigging Videos & Methodology At Your Fingertips

Vertical Art Dance utilizes video technology to supplement personal training. Nothing can replace spending time learning topics directly from a specialist. Our videos are created to demonstrate and to remind riggers how to use systems and equipment which may have been created for similar uses in alternative industries such as fire rescue gear converted for aerialist emergency lowering and for precise hammock elevation rigging, or the principle of a Lower Out System similar to how the climbing associations have approved for common use while working with students at height an so on. In our Aerial Shop you’ll see products which will be familiar and which may be new, also we may be missing certain pieces, which is by design. Surf this site or Contact Us to discover a safer approach to aerial rigging and enjoy our remote performance videos. May you be inspired to learn the safest way possible & to express your art in the wildest places imaginable.

Aerial Rigging How To:

Direct Tie Into Your Swivel

In this video we will show you how to tie the rope of your lower out system directly into your swivel. We will also explain why this can be beneficial.

Aerial Rigging How To:

Rig Your Aerial Hammock

This video will show you how to rig your aerial hammocks using 2 x 19″ Hollow Blocks made by Sterling Rope Co.

Aerial Rigging How To:

Fixed Aerial Dance Anchor Kit

In this video we will show you how to connect your Sterling Rope Co. Fixed Aerial Dance Anchor Kit to a portable truss structure.

Aerial Rigging How To:

Tie a Slip Knot On Your Aerial Fabric

In this video we will show you how to tie a simple slip knot on the tails of your aerial dance fabric for use in hammock mode.

Aerial Rigging: How To

Braid Your Fabric

In this video we will show you how to braid your aerial fabric for storage. There are probably a few ways to do this, this is just our favorite way.

Aerial Rigging: Dos & Don'ts

The Carabiner Talk: Part 1

This video is part 1 out of 3 carabiner talk videos. In part 1 we will discuss carabiner and connector basics.

Aerial Rigging: Dos & Don'ts

The Carabiner Talk: Part 2

This video is part 2 out of 3 carabiner talk videos. In this video we will address overloaded carabiners and offer simple solutions that will help you to make smart rigging choices and not overload your carabiners.

 

Aerial Rigging: Dos & Don'ts

The Carabiner Talk: Part 3

This video is part 3 of 3 carabiner talk videos. In part 3 we will review what 3 way loading is and what connectors are best in these types of rigging situations.

Aerial Rigging: Dos & Don'ts

The Complete Carabiner Talk

This video includes all 3 parts to our 3 part carabiner talk. Including: carabiner and connector basics, overloaded carabiners and 3 way carabiners.

Aerial Rigging: How To

The Complete Lower Out System (LOS) Video

This video features the Sterling Rope Aerial Arts lower Out System designed by Vertical Art Dance.

Aerial Rigging: How To

Rigging Plates

The rigging plates reviewed in this video are: The Vertical Art Dance Angel Rigging Plate, The Sterling Rope Rescue 8 & The Sterling Rope Plate.

Aerial Rigging How To:

T-Shaped Truss Structures

This video shows how to put together a T-Shaped truss structure for aerial arts use using pin together style 12″ box truss.