Prodigy Dyna-Core Shackle Extended Trapeze

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This extended trapeze from Prodigy Aerial combines the versatile shackle style with modern Dyna-Core ropes, which feature minimal stretch and no bounce.

The trapeze's bar is 92cm long from end to end, providing ample space for various aerial poses and tricks. The distance from shackle to shackle is 62cm, making it perfect for doubles work.

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Aerial Safety

Aerial equipment should never be used unsupervised, please consult a professional.

Everything below assumes you have a suitable and safe rigging point, like a professionally installed rigging point or a reputable and rated freestanding rig. Not every home/studio will be the same, so we cannot advise on this part. If you haven’t established a safe rigging point, please do this first with the help of a structural engineer/experienced rigger/professional familiar with what you're hanging and where you're hanging it.

Check out our aerial blogs for more information.

Dyna Core Rope

Prodigy Aerial have designed the Dyna-Core Classic Trapeze to provide maximum strength and safety with a rope that is both flexible and comfortable to use!

The Dyna-Core rope is a super strong 24mm diameter, 12-strand synthetic Dyneema core enclosed by a 4-strand natural cotton rope.

The Dyna-Core rope features minimal stretch and no bounce, ensuring the trapeze remains horizontal and stable like a steel-cored trapeze.This does mean however, it will not cushion the impact from any drops.

Shackle Style Trapeze

The Prodigy Dyna-Core ropes are fixed to the trapeze bar with high-grade stainless steel (SS316), Prodigy Hex-Lock D shackles.

These shackles are ideal for swapping out the ropes without having to buy a whole new trapeze! This also means the trapeze can be easily inspected.

Ropes and other components are inter-compatible and can be used in several different configurations. This modular feature of Prodigy Aerial equipment allows for greater flexibility when rigging.

The shackles have a low profile 6mm bar, and the hex head pin locks into place very neatly in an indentation on the shackle bar. This means it locks securely and with no protruding pin to get in the way. We recommend using a medium-strength threadlock on the thread of the pin to eliminate any risk of vibrations loosening the pin.

These shackles have a WLL of 300KG (FOS 5:1).

Extended Bar

Designed for doubles, this extended trapeze has an extra 15cm of the bar at either end.

The lightweight bar is better for beating, and the shackles make it more compliant and mobile compared to a classic style.


- Modular – Ropes and bar can easily be swapped out.
- Movability – The trapeze movements are compliant and mobile.
- Lighter bar - Moves on the ropes are easier due to the lighter weight.
- Beating feels better with a lighter bar.
- Recommended for experienced aerialists and doubles.


- Less comfortable at the elbows compared to a classic style trapeze.
- Small fingers have the potential to get caught in the shackle area.
- Harder to dress than a classic style trapeze
- If you're used to a classic trapeze, it may take time to get used to the increased mobility.

UK made, tested and certified

Load tests are performed regularly on all equipment at independent certified testing facilities.

  • Working Load Limit (WLL) : 200kg
  • Factor Of Safety (FOS) : 5:1

Destructive testing is undertaken at regular intervals or when any component is modified.

Working load limits are based on permanent deflection. Never exceed the manufacturer's WLL.

Single Point Rigging

Also known as a dance trapeze, these are rigged into one single point at the top, creating a triangle shape with the ropes.

It is important to use a rigging plate or delta link in this situation to avoid tri-loading a carabiner. You may also want to use a swivel in this setup.

Double Point Rigging

The most common way to rig a trapeze. This method keeps both rope separate and leaves ample space for moves above the bar.

If you have a freestanding rig, you can attach the supplied carabiners to a strop or loop and choke these around the top bar of the rig.

If you only have one anchor point to rig from, the aerial spreader bar has got you covered! Simply attach your two carabiners to the provides holes either side of the bar.

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1x Prodigy Dyna-Core Shackle Trapeze

2x 25 kN MBS carabiners

1x  Prodigy Aerial Multi-Tool

1x user guide

Customer Reviews

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not as good as hoped

I got the shackle trapeze thinking the extra flexibility in the rope would be fun, but I have found that because the elbow has less structure for some moves it creates a vice grip around my leg or foot so it can't easily be removed. It's significantly more painful in these situations and has caused a significant amount of bruising on my things and legs. I understand circus has a certain amount of bruising built in, but this is excessive. I dressed it myself to try and mitigate the issue but it still just has too much give and wraps too tight, you can't press into it either. This combined with it having too short of ropes to be usable for rope tricks makes it impractical for me. I would maybe recommend having it come with 9-10ft ropes to play to its strengths as an apparatus.