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ACHILLE Tripod

ACHILLE Tripod
ACHILLE Tripod
ACHILLE Tripod
ACHILLE Tripod
ACHILLE Tripod
ACHILLE Tripod
ACHILLE Tripod
ACHILLE Tripod
ACHILLE Tripod
ACHILLE Tripod

The strongest, safest and most stable freestanding aerial rig on the market. It does not require any ground anchorages, and can be set-up by a single person.

 The ACHILLE  is highly recommended for artists that travel, with a total weight of 165 lbs - 69 kg for the full 24'/ 7.3m version  (weight varies depending on options and height used). It is very lightweight while being very stable. with a Minimum Breaking load of 5500 Lbs/2500 Kg. it  has plenty of strength to easily handle solo and duos with dynamic loads . 

This rig comes standard with one point Central eye bolt attachment point, but is designed to be used with the optional trapeze spreader bar (to be purchased separately). You can also protect your investment by adding a kit of aluminum (3) stakes to your order. Designed to keep your Achilles Tripod anchored to the ground and prevent it from falling over in high winds, the stakes are made of aluminum and are 30'' long, made with a 3/4'' rod. 

Features:

  • Very Stable
  • Fast and tool-less assembly - Can be assembled in less than 5 minutes without using a single tool!!  See how it goes up and down effortlessly, using a pulley block here: Free Standing Rig, CircusConcepts Tripod assembly video
  • High strength due to its precise machined construction. Minimum Breaking Load of 5500 Lbs/ 2500 Kg. 
  • Constructed using high strength aluminum.
  • Lightweight - From 122 Lbs to 165 Lbs/ 55 to 75 kg (depending on length and options)  Can be transported by plane easily in 3 suitcases.
  • Variable height. It can be set-up at 16' , 20' or 24' heights. (Optional cable kits required).
  • Tripod configuration allows for stability over uneven grounds
  • Large feet allow for placement on soft grounds (grass, gravel, dry dirt).
  • Ready to use. Just open the box, assemble it and that's it!
  • Optional Trapeze spreader bar allows 2 points rigging, perfect for trapeze, bungees, Loop-rope or loop tissue.
  • Optional Aluminum stakes to prevent your Tripod from falling over and damaging the structure in high winds.

Should you wish to lift either artists or props up and down, you will also need  to purchase either : 

  • A Rope and pulley system with No mechanical advantage: Purchase the : Top Pulley + Basic Rope Kit
    Or
  • A Rope and pulley with a mechanical advantage of a 3:1 ratio. Purchase the:  3:1 Pulley Block Kit ( Also very useful for raising and lowering the structure.)

Contact us if you are unsure of what you would need depending on your specific needs.

Our Tripods are made using only aluminum and stainless steel, making them good to leave assembled outside for extended periods of time. If you do decide to leave your rig outdoors, please follow these guidelines:

  • Make sure that the rig is secured and safe from children or onlookers.
  • Add Grease to the threads of the bolts on your rig regularly to prevent them from rusting.
  • If you plan on leaving your rigging equipment installed outside for a long period of time be sure to use our marine grade pulleys and ropes.
  • Make sure the ropes are kept off the ground to stay dry as much as possible.
  • In places with extremely hot and sunny weather, the ropes will deteriorate faster.  Ropes left outside all year round should be replaced every 6 to 24 months, regularly inspect them.
  • If you live in an area where it snows in the winter, it is best to bring your rig inside during those months.

Options: (Sold Separately) 

Trapeze Spreader Bar

  • Attached on top, the  Trapeze Spreader bar allows for 2 rigging points, with the same approved load capacity as the Tripod on the rigging points. 
  • The Trapeze Spreader bar has a width of 36" (33" Between attachment points), designed precisely for either fixe or dance trapezes. 

Aluminum Stakes

  • Designed to keep your Achilles Tripod anchored to the ground and prevent it from falling over in high winds.
  • They are manufactured of aluminum and are 30'' long, made with a 3/4'' rod. 

Cables Kits Available

  • Our tripods come with the standard cable kits for your chosen height option (16'/20'/24'). To adjust to lower heights, you need to use cables of a different length between the legs.
Tripod HeightCable kit included
16 feet16 foot cable kit
20 feet20 foot cable kit + 16 foot cable kit
24 feet24 foot cable kit + 20 foot cable kit + 16 foot cable kit
  • If you wish, you can make them/purchase them locally also. The cable lengths needed are provided with the instruction manual for the Freestanding Aerial Rig Structure Achille.  
  • Load certified cables are mandatory for safety purposes.
  • One kit of 3 cables per tripod height is necessary.
  • If you wish you could set up the tripod lower with home made cables, or we can make them upon request.

Other possible Height settings with custom cables  (Please contact us to order custom cable kits)

  • 12'6" Height( 12' 2" usable height ) - with 3 leg sections
    Custom Cable Lengths:  2 x 129.5" Cables (Eye-to-eye) and 1 x 135"

  • 8' 9" Height (8' 4" usable height) - with 2 leg sections
    Custom Cable Lengths:  2 x 87.5" Cables( Eye-to-eye) and 1 x 93"

Rigging Accessories: (Sold Separately) 

Here are some suggested items

you might need  to rig your props to your tripod. The tripod comes with Eye Bolts for attachment. You will need Carabiners, Pulleys, Ropes, and more depending on your needs. Here are some suggestions that will be at  a discounted price if you purchase them with your Achille Tripod purchase:

Top Pulley

  • Ronstan 61400 Bearing Pulley: Soft and smooth operation. Minimum Breaking Load 4410 Lbs.
  • Ronstan 74100 Bearing Pulley: Soft and smooth operation. Minimum Breaking Load 6600 Lbs - RECOMMENDED

Pulley Block 3:1 Ratio (Palan 3:1)

  • A complete pulley block assembly with 3 for 1 force ratio.  Pulley Block (Palan) 3:1 allows one single person to pull up and down around 2.5 times their own weight. 
  • Includes: One Rock-D Auto-Lock carabiner C2 A-B  on a Crosby Shackle
  • Includes: One Double Pulley on Swivel, one Single Pulley with Top Attachment Point on Swivel, and 120' Double-Braid Polyester Static Rope 1/2"
  • Ideal for solo and duo acts that need to go up and down. 
  • Kit Minimum breaking load 4410 Lbs.  

Basic Rope Kit

  • 75' Static 7/16 Rope 
  • One Rock-D Auto-Lock Aluminum Carabiner  C2 A-B
  • One Swivel S2-L

ENFORCER Load Cell

  • The ENFORCER Load Cell can let you know the loads applied to your structure and points to make sure to never overload them, and to ensure sufficient rigging. 
  • It comes with a very important Carry Case to protect it!

Technical specifications:

ENGLISH

23'9"  top to bottom full height. Can also be used at 16'3"  and 20' (extra cables necessary). Usable Heights (Attachment point to ground ) is 23'5" , 19'8" or 15'11"

Ground dimensions

  • ​Circle of 26'4" Dia. or a triangle of 23' w/ 6 leg sections
  • Circle of 22'  Dia.  or a triangle of 19' w/ 5 leg sections
  • Circle of 17'8 Dia.  or a triangle of 15'6'' w/ 4 leg sections

All structural grade aluminum (except trapeze spread bar which is in steel)

Standard Cable lengths

  • A = 255'' B = 261'' w/ 6 leg sections
  • A = 213.5'' B = 219'' w/ 5 leg sections
  • A = 171.5''  B = 177'' w/ 4 leg section

*5500 Lbs Certified minimum Breaking Load. Recommended working load is 1120 Lbs

Total Weight: Around 122 to 165 Lbs depending on options and height.

METRIC

7,3 m  top to bottom full height. Can also be used at 6.10m and 4.95m (extra cables necessary). Usable Heights (Attachment point to ground) is 7.13m, 6m or 4.85m

Ground dimensions

  • Circle of 8.02 m Dia. or a triangle of 7 m w/ 6 leg sections
  • Circle of 6.7 m  Dia.  or a triangle of 5.8 m w/ 5 leg sections
  • Circle of 5.4 m Dia.  or a triangle of 4.7 m w/ 4 leg sections

All structural grade aluminum (except trapeze spread bar which is in steel)

Standard Cable lengths

  • A = 6.48 m B = 6.63 m w/ 6 leg sections
  • A = 5.4 m B = 5.56 m w/ 5 leg sections
  • A = 4.36 m  B = 4.5 m w/ 4 leg section

*2500 Kg Certified minimum Breaking Load. Recommended working load is 500 Kg

Total Weight: Around 55 to 75 kg depending on options and height. 

Material

  • Structural Grade Aluminum
  • Steel (Trapeze Spread-bar)
  • Galvanized Steel (Attachment Eyebolts)
  • Rubber (wheels)
  • Alloy Steel For some of the Nuts and Bolts. 

Shipping / Transport Size

ENG:  

You can bring it on the plane with 2 checked bags + one overweight bag (Or NOT, depending if you bring the full height will all cables or not)

2 box of 61 x 8 x 9'' , 60 -65 Lbs depending on tripod size your taking, plus one 15 x 16 x 22 " package of 38 Lbs (or more if rigging options are added).

Optional Trapeze Spread-bar is 40 x 4 x 4 and 12 Lbs -- but this bar can also fit into the boxes for the legs if bringing a 20' or 16' version.

METRIC:  

You can bring it on the plane with 2 regular checked bags + one overweight bag (Or NOT, depending if you bring the full height will all cables or not)

155 x 23 x 20 cm , 2 packages of 27 to 29 kg each depending on tripod size your taking, plus one 56 x 41 x 38 cm  package of 17 Kg (or more if rigging options are added) -  For the head, legs, rigging and accessories

Optional Trapeze Spread-bar is 100 x 10 x 10 and 5 Kg -- but this bar can also fit into the boxes for the legs if bringing a 20' or 16' version.

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ACHILLE Tripod
  • Stock: 9
  • Model: TA30_CC
  • SKU: TA30
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