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 61 flying trapeze rigs located from Moscow to Rio to Tokyo. All complete with anchors to belts tape and chalk. All parts and hardware are made in the USA. International shipping available by air or ocean.
All aluminum construction to withstand any weather! Easy assembly with all hardware forged, galvanized and US made. This is the rig you have been waiting for!
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.
$2,800 plus shipping
Flying trapeze nets in black or white. Material is premium knotless nylon with your choice of BBT MD black 600 lb break, BBT HD 700 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.
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 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.
The physical address will be needed for shipping quotes. It is important to note, commercial freight companies charge $75 for residential delivery and another $75 if a lift gate service is needed to get the crate off the truck to the ground. To avoid these charges, find a friend that has a commercial address and a fork truck to offload the crate. If you cannot find one, but have a truck or car with a trailer the crate can be sent "hold for terminal pickup" to avoid those charges. An large SUV with the seats down can accommodate the rigging. BBT does not use shipping as a profit center. You will receive our discount off rack rate! Rig comes completely enclosed in a wooden crate.