how to rig a static trapeze?

I've built a sturdy static trapeze (welded bar, spliced rope) and would like to know how to rig it in a cost effective but safe manner. My mounting point is a steel beam, and the two ropes of the trapeze end spliced around 24mm galvanised steel thimbles which I need to fix to the bar. It would be great if methods could be provided that utilise materials found at local hardware stores - I know you can use crane slings but the only supplier I can find is a prohibitively distant one :)

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Instructables goes Trapezing! (Updated with Videos!)

On the 16th of October, team instructables decided to head over to Trapeze Arts for a day of fun and adventure! As a reward for our one millionth registered user, I was given the option to choose how we got to celebrate the occasion.  After researching for a little while, a friend mentioned that she'd recently gone to a one day trapeze class.  I looked into it, and it seemed like a fun idea.  Several people brought cameras and a bunch of videos were taken. You can see photo's of the event below, sadly the video's haven't been cut together yet.  Hopefully I'll be able to add that soon! ----- Well, I finally managed to get the videos all put together, I hope you enjoy! You can find them on our youtube channel. However, I'll just embed them here for ease of browsing! I figured it'd be nice to show off one complete run by everyone. Sadly we didn't get video of everyone getting caught, so I had to make do with what I had. Now a video of everyone's practice runs. We had to just practice swinging and getting our legs up and over the bar, then jumping back into the net. The guy who does the double flip out of the net at the end of the video is the instructor who's catching us in the following video. Then we all got a chance to get caught. this is another mashed up video of all of us on our runs to get caught by one of the instructors. Finally, after we finished the trapezing, we went to the equipment room to have some more fun. There were trampolines, tight rope (that was a couple feet of the ground), plate spinning, super yo-yo's, and a whole ton more. Again, we were all having fun, so video didn't get taken of everything, but I think this mash-up kind of shows off some of what we got to do. ...And that was our trip to Trapeze Arts! Everyone who worked there was great, and we had a blast! Thanks!

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Package 囧 face really red, purple, was launched in 2010

Package 囧 face really red, purple, was launched in 2010 by Celine design director Phoebe Philo, the designer of this package is named the Boston Bag for Luggage. Formed the outline of a face to the position of the handles and zippers 囧 face pack, also known as the smiling faces of the package, due to its innovative and humorous style and practical outline of a square, once launched will be subject to the enthusiastic pursuit Maybe Celine's fans love him too bag for each package shall have played a nickname. "Bat Pack" series package shall Celine launched in the autumn of 2011, Trapeze, Trapeze, Chinese translated as "swing" seems to imply that the bag like swing to give you free, and the feeling of freedom. This bat package together several packages section of the classic elements: the Classic series of elegant square buckle, Luggage series of two wings folding design, and Cabas series of envelope structure.

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make a Kid's Indoor Jungle Gym?

Hi all, I'd love help with ideas in building an indoor jungle gym for my kids. You can see one version here, but over $700! http://www.limikids.com/ Ideally, I'd like it have a ladder, trapeze, and rings. Not sure how to make it stable--- floor to ceiling? Possible to easily assemble/ disassemble? Thanks, Michael

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Fire Ballet at the Crucible: Stravinsky's Firebird

I've been watching the set for the Crucible's second fire ballet, Firebird: L'oiseau de feu, come together over the past few weeks, and the metalwork and fire sculpture of the set alone is going to be incredible. Add ballet dancers, aerialists, acrobats, break dancers, motorcycle stunts, a classic car, and fantastic fire performance...and, well, amazement will ensue. If you're in the SF Bay area, come out for the show!From the Crucible website and press release:The Crucible PresentsOur second Benefit Fire BalletStravinsky's FIREBIRD: "L'oiseau de feu"Once again The Crucible sets the dance scene ablaze with a fusion of classical ballet, fire performance, aerialists, acrobats and break dancers to create a fiery and funky interpretation of Stravinsky's masterpiece.Imagine the graceful firebird somersaulting through the air on a flaming trapeze, a ballerina engaging in a graceful pas-de-deux with a motorcycle stunt rider, or innocent maidens attacking the evil henchmen with flaming swords. And of course, no Crucible production of Firebird would be complete without a 1970's Pontiac Firebird.Proceeds from this production help support the Crucible's art education programs. Firebird runs April 9-12 and 16-19, with performances Wednesday through Saturday each week.Check out the video promo with clips from the last fire ballet (Romeo & Juliet) and the new list of spring classes at the Crucible, too.

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Did you miss me?

You may have noticed that I mysteriously stopped posting for a couple of days. I've been camping! I came on as a last-minute substitute when another leader was unexpectedly hospitalised, and whizzed off to Gilwell 24 with a small group of our Explorer Scouts. It's an awesome event for teenage scouts - from 09:00 Saturday, to 09:00 Sunday, 24 hours of non-stop activities without the requirement of sleep.  Four thousand Explorer Scouts took up the challenge, and almost all of them managed a full 24 hours of extreme Scouting. 3G Swing Archery Bushcraft Zone Bouldering Campfire Climbing (Outdoor rock and revolving wall) Craft zone Crate stacking Disco Fairground Flying Trapeze Geocaching Giant games Gilwell gauntlet Global Zone - including Shelterbox High ropes course Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting Mountain boarding Orienteering Outdoor arena Quad Bikes Outdoor Woodland Quaser Raft Racing / Boat Racing Rifle Shooting Competition Scavenger hunt Scuba Diving Slacklining Speed climbing Segways Simulators Technology zone Water rockets Assault Course Car driving Go Karts Power Boking Inflatables Fire Building Fishing Military Activity Team Speed Stacking Caving Zorbing As well crafts and other activities going on all the time (I had my first go at wood-turning at 14:00, and was soldering together an AM band radio at 22:30 (goodness me, the writing on a capacitor gets small later at night!)). Add to that a month's rain in about 20 hours, giving liquid mud on the scale of Glastonbury, it's hardly a surprise that every single Explorer fell asleep on the train home. Because my standing-in was very short notice, none of my electronics were properly charged, but I did get a few snaps of the atmosphere before my iPod completely died. I have never been so wet or so dirty on a camping trip, and I was taking it easy - it's the first time I've been forced to pack my tent away wet and muddy at the end of a camp. If you're a Scout or an Explorer, and will be over 13½ next July, why not take up the challenge yourself? If you fancy taking part, offering an activity, or otherwise getting involved in next year's event, they are already taking comments and ideas.  If you're not in Scouting, and didn't realise it was so awesome (or that girls are allowed at any age), then why not think about joining? (As an aside, I'd never seen Rock-It-Ball being played before.  Looks fun.)

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