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Leo Hedman Why a covered aerial circus rope or cloud?
The advantages are that covered rope, done properly, is softer, smoother and much less painful than braided or 3-ply rope. All aerial work is somewhat painful, but covered rope enables you to train longer without burns and bruises (with a smooth cover you get the same pain level as silks/tissu for those of you in the know).
 Even if our covered ropes are smooother you usually get a better grip with your hands compared to some fatter/stiffer ropes since our rope compresses around your grip. And if you want extra grip we offer ( since 2016) four diffrent textures. Original smooth, semi-smooth , medium-rough and Extra-rough. Extra-rough is probably most simialr to American and Canadian covered ropes.
  Tulip red and Black covers and ropes.    

All covers now come in circumference 105-106mm as we phased out the 103 and 104mm. Note we can adjust the thickness of the core fibre, making your rope more or less fat, effectivly changing the working diameter of the rope. We can also dye your rope your favourite colour, making training so much more fun, or your show so much more stylish. Also check out our rope bags (that can be dyed to match your rope) to keep your rope out of harms way.

Click here for main colours available, but we can also mix colours. Have a look at our Facebook group for pictures of previous ropes and colours we tried.

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    3 ply style rope - Photo by: Bertil Nilsson  
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- Our rope covers have a circumference of 105-106mm, but squeeze down to less, and can be any length you require. And you can chose how thick core is, making rope more or less 'fat'. Medium is standard

- The cover is a cotton tube which we can dye for you in almost any colour.
- The core is done with cotton fibres. WLL is 390 kg, BBL for core is over 2750kg. Our cores have been batch tested to 2750kg without breakage. The cover on its own has a BBL of 600kg, but most of the weight of the rope artist will be on the core of the rope.

Smooth and Medium-rough cover
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- The top of the rope have an integrated pear shaped Steel Maillon Rapide with BBL 36Kn.

- We can also make ropes with two attachment points for Cloudswing use, or on top of an aerial hoop or for trapezes. If you don't want to source your own trapeze bar used to ba able to help (still on hold due to Covid), ask for more details. For double point ropes there is also option to have the second rigging point soft (sling).

UK prices, inc VAT, EU and non EU diffent, generally £20-35 less *:

8 meter white rope is £215. Add £25 for each extra meter or take away £15 for each meter less. Add £45 to get a additional attachment point making your rope a cloud. Shipping for UK £20, EU £25-35, US £50-60 ( ask for rest World). Payment by bank trsnfer or payapl ( paypal has a 4.5% fee ).

Colour is additional £35

Tie-dye price starts at £50 for one colour. £70-80 for two colours

Fade dye /Ombre starts at £100.




The cover is the first thing to wear out, and lasts roughly 1-2 years under normal professional use, 8-10 months if used very heavily or for doubles rope. For extreme use like in busy aerial studios/schools, cover can wear out as quickly as 6-7 months.

For the first re-covering of your rope, we offer a discounted price, 65% of original price but not including postage. If you have someone with rigging knowelge to inspect core you can also buy empty cover and recover yourself.

When the cover breaks it slides 15-20 cm from break point and then stops as the cover bunches up. It is not very dramatic, but we obviously recommend professional rope artist to have a back up rope as recover and replacement ropes takes some time to get to you.


Store rope in a dry clean space away from sharp object that can damage the cover. If your rope get wet make sure you dry it quickly as mould can make the fibres weaker. If your rope is dyed try to avoid too much sunlight as that can potentially fade the colours.

(* price quote fromJan/2021)



New rope bag design. ( Old design not back in stock since Covid) New design is straight forward heavy-duty cotton-canvas drawstring rugsacks.

Can be dyed same colour as your rope. If you want diffrent colour from your rope, colours are limted.

£10 when getting a rope . £17 if you don't get a rope.

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Colour samples in picture above are from 2017

We have tried more colurs since, see tie dye pictures and also check our FB group

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