Hi everybody!

We wanted to jot down some thoughts on how to organise aerial silks and hoop self-practice, so that experienced students and practitioners can train with us. If you’re relatively new to silks, however, do please consider our excellent regular classes!

Hours, pricing & logistics

~ Students are welcome to come train during our open hours. The fees applicable for self-practice are the same as for climbing, and you can also purchase passes or a monthly, just like climbing.

~ You need to have taken at least twelve sessions with an aerial teacher at Delhi Rock to qualify for self-practice. This is to ensure that you have your safety basics, and know how to handle the space safely. We will additionally ask our teachers to screen students who are permitted to train alone, as silks can be dangerous.

Safety and rigging basics

~ Please don’t change or tamper with our knots! This is crucial for safety. For those who are curious, these are the two we use: the rewoven figure 8, and the butterfly.

~ Do please apply your own judgement with the rig and alert us to any anomalies. Safety is your responsibility, so always be aware and exercise good judgement. Don’t use something if it looks or sounds strange, and tell us.

~ Please use crashpads. We have plenty at the gym, always place one under you, and then put it back where you found it (usually near the arch) after you’re done.

~ We’ve recently replaced the silks with nice new ones, but do keep an eye out for any wear and tear. We inspect regularly, but having another pair of sharp eyes is always welcome. Also note that our silks are often being used in class, so you might want to bring your own, or purchase one from us (we occasionally have silks for sale).

~ We’re open to rigging hoops, we have a standard 1 metre hoop at the centre, so if you’re comfortable with that size, do let us know, we’ll rig it for you.

Before and after

~ Please stow the silks neatly – in the monkey braid, and out of reach from kids and adults, so that folks don’t wander in and start playing with our equipment unattended.

~ Similarly, stow the ropes neatly as well. Ropes represent your only safety while on the silks, and so good rope management, keeping things unsnarled and neatly arrayed is showing respect for critical safety equipment.

~ Carabiners must always be locked during use. You should check the lock before jumping on a silk, on both ends. If the carabiner is running rough, and you’re not sure that it’s locking properly, please ask one of us to come take a look.

~ Remember that warmups and cooldowns are crucial for the longevity of your practice! Just because you’re coming for self-practice doesn’t mean you skip a thorough warmup, and an equally thorough cooldown. Be gentle on your body.

Alright, that’s it then! Do please drop us an email or contact us at the number below to enquire about a time you’d like to come in for practice, so we can check availability.

EMAILteam@delhirock.com
TELLL 011-46588444 | MO 9818440969 (see hours of operation)
ADDPremises Nanaksar Gurudwara, opp res M-39, GK2 (see detailed directions)
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