Swing Installation Instructions
Your swing is relatively simple to install. You will need:
- Tape measure
- Additional strong ceiling rope if required
- A ladder or chair
- You may need “O” Rings to insert in to the wooden ceiling beams if no exposed beam or place to tie a rope exists. (An 8mm thick or ¼” thick steel “O” Ring of 8cm or 3” long with a wood screw tip). These are available at local building supply stores (fig 1).
For a concrete ceiling or beams you will need to insert the “O” rings as per Fig 2 using a masonry drill. These are also available at your local building supply store.
The straps included with your swing are part of the adjustment system
TO INSTALL USING EXISTING EXPOSED BEAMS
Firstly, select a safe spot where there is at least 1 meter of space in all directions. This is the minimal amount but more space is ideal.The wooden beam must be sturdy and not termited by bugs. Test the strength of the beam if necessary by putting 2 people in the swing and testing.
Outside or under the porch or roof is an ideal location for the Swing. In the living room or bedroom is good too. A tree branch also makes a great beam.
Place a cloth over the beam where the rope drops over and down to the floor. (Over time the rope could become worn causing failure without this cloth.)
If wrapping the straps over a beam thread one end of the straps through the loop on the other end. Pull tight (see Fig 1 and Fig 2)
HOOKS and/or STRAPS SHOULD BE INSERTED and/or HUNG 40cm to 80cm (16” to 32” inches) APART. NO MORE, NO LESS
Figure 3: There are numerous adjustable positions/heights where you may clip the Swing handles. The saddle and handle hooks DO NOT have to be in the same section of the straps. They can be adjusted to different heights according to the exercise/pose you are practising. You may enjoy experimenting yourself. Also, the hooks do not have to be in the same section on each strap on either side. One can be higher or lower than the other as long as they are at the right height for what you are undertaking.
The lowest position is nice for floor work, for example stretching the lumbar area or doing inverted shoulder stands. (Refer to the website for photos).
Figure 4: The Swing saddle hanging free should be just above the crease of butt level or 15cm or 4” below the crest of your hip. When doing a full inversion your head should be free of the floor. Adjust hooks either up or down in the straps to the correct height. Try one test inversion to ensure there is at least 10cm space between your head and floor.