Activities & Times
Flying Trapeze and what to expect
The following procedure is followed for all classes and we describe it here so that you have a better idea of what to expect when you sign up to experience the flying trapeze with High Flyers Bali.
Flying trapeze is a challenging activity undertaken in a controlled environment. We do our best to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all the flyers participating in the class, with highly trained staff, established safety procedures, and high quality equipment which meets international safety standards.
Trapeze is an interactive experience and both trainers and flyers share the responsibility to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. You can help by listening carefully to all instructions and asking the trainer if something isn’t clear. Also please alert us to anything that may compromise your safety for example a previous injury or existing medical condition. We reserve the right to remove any participant from the class at any time if the trainer believes the person is compromising the safety of themselves or anyone else.
How to prepare before your class
Wear comfortable non-restrictive clothing. A t-shirt and shorts or leggings are fine.
No Suncream or moisturiser (No slippery or damp skin)
Don’t come still wet from the pool or sea.
Don’t come from the bar – no alcohol can be consumed before using the equipment.
Declare any previous injuries that might affect your capacity to participate fully. We might be able to modify the procedures so that you can still experience the full enjoyment of the class!
All flyers must wear a snug fitting safety harness around their abdomen. Participation is not permissible for anyone who is pregnant or who thinks they might be pregnant.
If your class is booked during Bali’s rainy season and it looks like it may be cancelled because of bad weather please contact us to check if there are alternative arrangements in place for that day.
What to bring
“Time to Fly = Time for Fun!” Bring your PMA (positive mental attitude) tell yourself you will do this and put all fears behind you, leave stress and negative thoughts behind and have fun.
Bring Friends and family to watch and shout encouragement and take pictures of your flying adventure.
If you are under 12 years old bring a parent or responsible adult to supervise you in case you need to leave the area for a drink, toilet break etc. (Our staff are unable to leave the rig to assist with this.)
You might want to bring a hat to wear while waiting for your turn, and a water bottle to make sure you don’t get dehydrated.
Before you climb the ladder to the trapeze board.
We will control the number of participants in each class so that each and every flyer gets maximum enjoyment and maximum attention from our trainers.
Students will be asked to sign a disclaimer for insurance purposes and instructed on the safety aspects of trapeze. This is a safe and controlled activity and the rules are for your own safety and to ensure an enjoyable experience.
There will be a minimum of 3 fully trained instructors to guide and encourage you every step of the way.
A brief fun warm up session will follow where you will get to know fellow students as you warm up thoroughly in preparation for your class.
You willthen be taught basic positions on the ground on a stationary rig before you attempt any tricks on the rig. Students are taught how to hang from the trapeze bar and bring their legs up for a knee hang which will be their first trick. Students will practice this with close guidance from one of our trainers so that the move is familiar before you try it in the air. You will also be taught the position you need to adopt in order to launch yourself from the board into the air so that your arm and body position remain safe and comfortable through that action.
Then you fly!
After the warm-up and the training on the stationery bar you will be helped into your safety harness and attached to a belay to climb the ladder up to the trapeze board. Once at the top an instructor will attach your harness to a safety line and help you onto the platform.
You are now ready to perform tricks you never thought you could do under instruction. Don’t forget you are attached to a safety harness at all times and will never free fall onto the safety mats or net, you under the control of an instructor at all times.
Are there any restrictions about who can participate?
You will not be allowed to go on the trapeze if you have consumed alcohol as this compromises all health and safety rules which are designed with your own safety in mind.
Do not attempt the trapeze is you are pregnant or even think you might be
If you have back, neck or shoulder injuries or have had surgery on these areas you should forgo trapeze. As with any exercise or physical activity you may want to check with your doctor if you are uncertain.
You will need to hold your weight hanging by the bar from your hands, and you will need to be able to climb the ladder to the platform. Please call to ask about specific concerns or accommodations.
Vision and hearing impairments can be accommodated. People with other disabilities may be able to fly if they are able to climb the ladder with minimal assistance, and hang from the bar with their own hands. If you have questions, concerns or would like more information, don’t hesitate to ask.
Children from as young as 5 can participate up to 65 as long as you meet the above criteria