FAQ Cyr Wheel - Simple Wheels

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Subjects:

1.       Comparing Between Training, Advanced and PRO Model Wheels

2.       Installing PPT Tape

3.       Type of floor and coverings

1.       Comparing between the TRAINING, ADVANCED and PRO model:

 

It is basically the same wheel as ADVANCED, but with fewer joints so it's 3 parts, easy dismantlement, aluminum and steel composition. It is slightly lighter (1.5 kilo or so) since it has less steel joints. 

This model has bigger parts than the ADVANCED or PRO. It is usually Oversize in the plane, and does not fit in all car trunks. 

This model has the normal polished aluminum finish, it does not have a handmade reflective finish on the aluminum like the PRO model (same as ADVANCED).

This model does not have zinc plated joints to prevent rust/corrosion and reaction between steel and aluminum (same as ADVANCED).

This model does not have a cooked on layer on the aluminum, which slows and often prevents blackening under the covering (same as ADVANCED)

This model, since there is no extra layer on the aluminum, the covering is not as tight on it. It can be an advantage, as it makes it easier to change the covering, but also the covering might turn on the wheel a bit in some tricks near the middle of each section. (Same as ADVANCED)

We can manufacture this model in 10-15  business days, while the PRO model, when it's a custom Order, takes 15-20 business days.(same as ADVANCED)


2.  Installing PPT Tape

Here is a great video from Marco Paoletti on how to use PPT on a Cyr Wheel

Part 1: Click here to see the first part of the video
Part 2:
Click here to see the second part of the video


3.   Types of covering and Surfaces

Type of covering

1.       Standard wheel: Handmade reflective finish on the aluminum. PVC Covering is transparent

2.       Rubber Grip: Black rubber looks, no handmade finish

Recommended for which grounds/surfaces

Standard PVC Covering

HARD Marley/Dance floor

Best Marley is no more than 2-3mm thick. The best way to test if your Marley is soft is to push with your nail in it. If it leaves a mark more than 1mm deep, the Marley is considered soft. You will need more energy to spin and will spin slower, but you can still perform.

Wooden floors or Panel

Stage risers have a good grip

Varnished Floors have a good grip

Wet varnished floors are very dangerous

Wet stage risers, not varnished, have a low but usable grip

 

Good but Not so recommended surfaces

If you plan to use it on such surfaces, plan to purchase extra covering as the covering will use faster and will lose it's transparency quickly

Rough/sandpaper like surfaces

Asphalt

None polished/stone embedded cement like street side walkways) 

 

Rubber Grip

HARD Marley/Dance floor,

Best Marley is no more than 2-3mm thick. The best way to test if your Marley is soft is to push with your nail in it. If it leaves a mark more than 1mm deep, the Marley is considered soft. You will need more energy to spin and will spin slower, but you can still perform.

Wooden floors or Panel

Stage risers have a great grip

Varnished Floors have a great grip

Wet varnished floors are still dangerous but a bit less than with PVC grip

Wet stage risers, not varnished, have a medium but usable grip

Good but Not so recommended surfaces

If you plan to use it on such surfaces, plan to purchase extra covering as the covering will use faster and chunks of it may even come off. You can use this covering until you can see the reinforcement rope all around the wheel ( or change it before for esthetical purposes )

Rough/sandpaper like surfaces

Asphalt

None polished/stone embedded cement like street side walkways) 

 

NOTE: You might need to wash with Acetone and to pass some sandpaper before the first use of this covering.


Last update: May 29, 2018

Hugo Noel

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