How to Make a Cyr Wheel

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A cyr wheel is a great way to get exercise and improve your balance. Typically, they cost around $500, but you can make your own for $50. All you need is some PVC tubing and some wood to build the mold.

Here is the build:

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    WilliamM33

    2 years ago

    WOW! They are fantastic. I woulld like to try that. 63 yo. Grandpa

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    HowToLou

    Reply 3 years ago

    This is not as perfect as a metal wheel, but it is good enough for spinning and a waltz. There are many people that would like to try cyr and don't want to spend $500+ to find out it is not for them. I have a masters degree in mechanical engineering and did not ignore safety, as your comment suggests.

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    HowToLou

    Reply 3 years ago

    This is not as perfect as a metal wheel, but it is good enough for spinning and a waltz. There are many people that would like to try cyr and don't want to spend $500+ to find out it is not for them. I have a masters degree in mechanical engineering and did not ignore safety, as your comment suggests.

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    HowToLou

    Reply 3 years ago

    Care to explain? The two pipes are laminated, like a skateboard deck and are very strong. Just because it has never done been done before does not mean it's not safe.

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    MichiganDave

    3 years ago

    A BIG thanks for sharing both the 'ible ( and the 'ible/video were good ) and teaching this old Coot something totally new to him. Great stuff!

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    HowToLouMichiganDave

    Reply 3 years ago

    You are NEVER too old to learn new ways to have fun!

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    seamster

    3 years ago

    Very clever build, Lou. Nice work!

    I had never heard of or seen anything like this before. That last video is mesmerizing . . . and dizzying!