FAQ Cyr Wheel - Simple Wheels

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In this FAQ, we will approach :

  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:

 

Training

Advanced

Pro

Fabrication material

Alu and Steel

Alu and Steel

Alu

Sections

3

5

5

Joints

Basic

Basic

Zinc Plated

Covering

Basic

Basic

PVC in option

Finition

Basic

Basic

Reflective

Fabrication delays

7-15 days

7-15 days

10-15 days

  • MATERIAL AND SECTIONS :Different materials affect the weight of your Cyr wheel. In addition, more sections means a smaller disassembled wheel, which is ideal for transporting your Cyr wheel. Generally, our 3-section version is considered oversized by airlines companies and therefore costs more to transport.
  • JOINTS :Zinc-plated galvanized joints slow down corrosion and blackening of these parts. Also, it prevents chemical reactions between steel and aluminum.

  • FINITION AND COVERING :In addition to being aesthetic, the finish helps to slow down the blackening of the aluminum (which is normal) and helps to support lighting effects. Depending on this, the coating will be tighter, which is preferable to ensure that it does not move. Our PVC coating is baked directly onto the aluminum, which also helps reduce wheel blackening and offers the best appearance/adhesion ratio.


2. How to install the PPT Tape ?

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

  • Part 1: 

  • Part 2:


3.   Types of covering and Surfaces

Recommended

 

Rubber Grip

PVC Covering

Wooden floors or Panel

Yes

Yes

Stage risers

Yes

Yes

Varnished Floors

Yes

Yes

Hard Marley (2-3mm)

Yes

Yes

Dance floor

Yes

Yes

**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. **

 

Less recommended surfaces

 

Rubber covering

PVC Covering

Rough/sandpaper like surfaces

No

No

Asphalt

No

No

None polished/stone embedded cement

No

No

Wet varnished floors

Bad

Very dangerous

Wet stage risers, not varnished

Medium

Bad

**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.

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


Enjoy your Cyr Wheel / Simple Wheel and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions !



Last update: Sep 14, 2020

Hugo Noel

Name: Hugo Noël President of CircusConcepts and internationally recognised Artist Grew up in: St-Antoine-de-Tilly, Québec, Canada Raised part-time on a sailboat sailing around the Atlantic Ocean, Hugo is a very friendly person who likes to spend quality time with friends. Since he discovered circus in 2003, he has been consumed by his passion for creation and physical accomplishments. He first started by learning the basics at the Québec Circus School, and at the same time started competing in trampoline. Just in time for him to finish his studies in mechanical engineering, he was hired by Cirque Starlight, in Switzerland, where he made his debut as a professional circus performer. He since then worked for various companies in touring or fixed show in Europe and America. After leaving the “LOVE” show in Las Vegas, he went back to Canada to perform his many skills in corporate events. His acts have had since a great success, having been presented in over 25 countries around the world, more than 15 festivals and numerous awards, including 4 at the most recognised circus festival of Monte-Carlo, and his act was again presented in 2016 for the "Best of last 40 years" in Monte-Carlo. There are now an average of 15 artists working for Circus Concepts for galas and shows, and also have 3 persons working with us in the office engineering side of the company, 4 in the manufacture, creating the dream apparatus of the artists. Using the skills he has been taught by his father since very young, and other knowledge he acquired in a work and study education in Mechanical Engineering and while he “ran away with the circus”, Hugo also draws and shapes metal to help circus artist achieve success – making people believe in dreams. See shows.circusconcepts.com for more info on shows.

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