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Install Ideas for Rigging Your Aerial Hammock at Home

Through the use of ceiling-mounted rigging plates, open beams a portable rig or outdoor structure – aerial hammock installation is possible in any living situation. Your choice of rigging will depend on your living arrangements and financial considerations.


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Rig Your Hammock Using Steel Rigging Plates

Rig your hammock to an exposed beam or a beam within a ceiling using our machined steel, powder-coated 5mm aerial yoga rigging plates.

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How to Install Rigging Plates and Connect Hammock Accessories


Use 12mm (M12) thick steel bolts with washer and nut (stainless steel is better) to attach plate to timber beam. The length of the bolt will depend on the thickness of the beam. The picture above shows how we have them installed at Bend + Fly – with a daisy chain self-locking around the apparatus attachment hole. Use a 40mm length of rubber hose (cut down the middle) and bend to place on top of the apparatus attachment hole to protect the daisy chain from friction and possible damage.

To hang the hammock, attach the carabiner to both the daisy chain and to the choke loop (which chokes the hammock – scroll down to see how to choke a hammock)

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How to Tie or 'Choke' a Hammock

Choking the Hammock Vs Tying a Knot


We recommend using the ‘choke’ method (pictured above on left) using rock climbing slings to tie off the hammock and enable it to attach to the carabiners and daisy chains. Choking a hammock provides more stability and makes it easier to adjust and to take on and off the carabiner. You can also take the slings on and off easily to wash.

Tying the hammock off by knotting (pictured above on right) is possible but we don’t recommend it because after applying weight into the hammock it can lock the knot so tight it can be impossible to untie. Plus this method requires more hammock length and makes getting accessories on and off more difficult.

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How to Prepare Your Hammock to be Hung


Portable Aerial Yoga Rig - Easy to Install

This high-grade portable Aerial Yoga frame is perfect for indoor and outdoor use. It’s made of magnesium alloy and stainless steel, so it’s strong, sturdy, yet light enough (at around 30kg) to travel with. Easy to install and erect, it’s ideal to practice aerial yoga anywhere – such as parks, festivals, events, or use at home or in a studio.

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Can You Recommend a Tradesman to Install?

For rigging installs it’s recommended to use a licensed builder – who can advise the weight bearing of beams. We recommend using Hi Pages to find a suitable builder or handyman (some are a licensed builders).

What is the Weight Bearing Required to Hang a Hammock to My Ceilings?

180Kg (static load) per hanging/rigging point – 360kg in total

What is the distance between rigging points?

Shoulder width. Usually 400-600mm. We use 500mm.



What is the swing distance to allow space for the hammock?

If just inverting you wont need much space at all. If using for more dynamic poses 1.5m in front and behind and 500mm to each side of the rigging points is great.

How do I care for My Hammock?

  • You can wash on a gentle cycle – in a delicates washing bag if you have one.
  • Avoid machine drying
  • Dry in a shady spot preferably – the sun will damage and fade the material
  • Avoid wearing clothes with zippers or jewellery that can tear the hammock

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