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Cyr Wheel / German Wheel / Crossed wheel

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Cyr Wheels and German Wheels are made in various sizes and colours, we provide various colours of covering and two sizes of covering thickness for better grip. PVC covering colours listed below:

Transparent 6mm PVC , Transparent PVC , Red colour , Yellow colour , White colour UV PVC , Orange colour UV PVC ,

You will find wide range of Cyr Wheel sizes.

If you want to build the size that is not mentioned in the list, please contact us.

Cyr wheel is well known apparatus for acrobatic acts. Cyr wheel is basically large steel or aluminum wheel, where performer spins around inside the wheel. Cyr wheel also known as roue cyr, simple wheel or Mono wheel.

Daniel Cyr from Canada is mentioned as original creator, however cyr wheel was known long before Daniel Cyr was born.

A bit of a history: In 1917 in Denishawn school of dance Doris Humphrey, well known in modern dance community, choreographed and created «Scherzo Waltz» with big steel wheel as central piece.

Her dancing with this cyr wheel was based on the same techniques as modern Cyr wheel artists uses.

Later in Soviet Union circus some performers used simple wheel to spin around the stage, before that german athlete created original wheel for his cyr wheel dance.

This mono wheel was developed by Rhönrad athletes, the Einrefen was made as a steel single wheel with footholds and hands on it. There was very similar movements comparing to Rhoenrad such as rolls, side rolls, coin spin and spirals. Patent was never registered for Einrefen, however newspaper Die Woche im Bild attributes invention of this wheel to Rekowski and placed his photo on front page of newspaper.

You can easily find various photos online about history of Cyr wheel. This sport apparatus didn’t become popular and didn’t spread a lot comparing to German wheel. Einrefen had first demonstration of his wheel during the Championship of Rhonrad in Hanover (1960).

Dr. Jorg Winkler is a Rhonrad history specialist mentioned that Einrefen was basically abandoned and forgotten after 1989. However in modern times enthusiasts of Rhonrad remember creation of Einrefen by Adalbert von Rekowski.

New reinvention of Cyr wheel becomes as popular as juggling. New competition of the Cyr wheel was organized in July 2013 in Chicago by USA Wheel Gymnastics Federation.

New sport was named Mono Wheel by IRV. New rules of the competition was written in regards to the championship called «Battle» (Arnsberg 2011).

Many cyr wheel performers from Canada was invited and coach from Quebec helped to develop new rules for the competition of Cyr wheel.

At online store Red Circle Shop customers can order custom made cyr wheel as well as buy cheap and high quality cyr wheel related products such as bag with wheels. Cyr wheel price varies a lot depending on the cyr wheel material.

Very often new led cyr wheels have higher price tag comparing to regular wheels. You can also buy cyr wheel at wholesale price, cheap price if purchased more then 3 in the same order. Red Circle Shop accept custom order for size of the cyr wheel.

German wheel is also known as Rhöenrad. This apparatus was created by Otto Feick, german worker. He was inspired from his childhood when his grandfather let him roll down a hill in a rimmed barrel, so later he invented a German wheel. Otto patented his invention and as an owner of metal works factory, Otto was more then prepared to make his new German wheels.

Right now you can find German wheel for sale all around the world in different online stores, you can always buy your new German gymnastics wheel at Red Circle Shop. German gymnastics wheel used in circus in various shows with one or multiple performers, artists even use German Wheel as aerial equipment or use it as part of their performance during juggling and acrobatic acts. German wheel aren’t cheap, this is serious equipment and it takes good craftsmanship to make really good German Wheel.

Otto invented three other types of the German wheel, but german wheel known today is the only one survived through time. Biggest impact on German wheel popularity in circus world was made by Cirque du Soleil show production Quidam, where german wheel was a part of the Cirque du Soleil circus show.

Right now mostly all circus schools and circus amateur groups around the world have students learning german wheel technique.

At the same time German gymnastic Wheel is also well known and popular as sport discipline. German wheel popularity increased significantly since Otto’s invention. European cup was held in 1990 in Taunusstein, Germany, organized by the International Rhonrad federation (FIRR). Right now competitions are held Germany, Denmark, Switzerland and many others.

German wheel is amazing form of art and very good sport discipline, german wheel is unique in this dualism. At online store Red Circle Shop you can buy high quality german wheel at retail prices, however if you wish to make a multiple order for the german wheel you will receive wholesale price.

Dr. Jörd Winkler, 13 times german gymnastics wheel medalist in Germany contributed a lot to documenting the history of the german wheel. and now works as a psychomobility therapist, trainer and collector, has contributed significantly to documenting the history of the Rhönrad.

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