We are the premier manufacturer of aerial circus equipment satisfying the needs of clients such as Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers, summer camps and vacation resorts around the world.
Bobby's Big Top, Inc. offers a full line of standard and custom aerial circus equipment and netting for a variety of needs. Check out some of what we have made!
Bobby's Big Top, Inc. (BBT) was founded in 1989 by Bobby Bates, a veteran of the international flying trapeze and circus industry.
Since our incorporation in 1985 we have provided custom circus equipment and program support for a variety of clientele throughout the world.
Our clients include:
Bobby's Big Top, has applied its flying trapeze net building expertise to a variety of needs. We have built nets to catch aerialists as well as drone aircraft and smoke jumpers!
We provide nets for baseball, softball, obstacle courses, lacrosse and other sports.
Our nets have been used in residential and professional design applications.
The quality of our netting is unmatched in the United States. Let us know what you need...we can help.
Although many products have industry standard specifications, we can and do make products custom to your specifications. We are happy to discuss your individual requirements, hopes and dreams for your own circus equipment and nets.
BBT has made 54 flying trapeze rigs complete with anchors to belts, tape and chalk. All parts and hardware are made in the USA. International shipping available by air or ocean.
Show Rigs are 20' tall with a 12' crane bar and made with heavy duty aluminum just like we use with the flying trapeze rigs. They come complete with anchors, cable ratchets, guy wires, hardware and three eye bolts. The rigs can support a variety of aerial circus equipment.
$2,000 plus shipping
Flying trapeze nets in black or white. Material is premium knotless nylon with your choice of BBT LD 400 lb break, BBT HD 600 lb break or BBT Mega HD 1,000 lb break strength. Nets are complete with spreaders and aprons.
Stainless steel bar with cable inside beautiful four strand cotton rope. Bar width and length of ropes made to customer specs.
Beautiful 4" stainless web shackles with HD bungee cord and Sunbrella Plus cover. Perfect for net side spreaders to give maximum bounce and add longevity to your flying trapeze net.
If you're looking for an affordable alternative for a twisting belt this is the answer. Weighs only 4 lbs and less cumbersome than the expensive ball bearing model. Originally designed more than 30 years ago for flying trapeze. $395 plus shipping.
US made eyebolt with bearing and Crosby SA shackle.
By far the best safety belts available for flying trapeze.
There's a reason the busiest flying schools use BBT catch traps. Their durability and strength are unmatched!
An all aluminum and stainless construction provides sleek design and the double width allows maximum room to move around.
Stainless material with C & C finish on eye creates smooth transition to connector.
Bobby Bates began his career with Club Med, where he managed circus programs, produced shows, maintained the circus equipment,trapeze nets and rigging, trained instructors and helped to expand the activity throughout the resort chain.
Subsequently, Bobby spent several years touring as a professional aerialist, stuntman and trainer for Ringling Brothers, Circus Circus and Disneyland.
Upon his retirement as a performer, Bobby resolved to apply his rigging expertise to the manufacture of premium flying trapeze and circus equipment.
Bobby's Big Top, Inc. has since grown to become the industry leader in providing circus equipment to resorts, schools, camps and professionals. BBT has set new standards in quality, safety and maintenance that are unrivaled in the world.