Presenting Ashley Brophy's latest high wire production as the infamous pirate Captain Jack.
If you are looking a real heart stopper aerial act THIS IS IT…. Out of all the circus arts the high wire is considered a pinnacle of aerial acts.
Ashley is highly regarded in the Circus world for his performance on the tight wire at 2m high. How can he do better? GO HIGHER! .
Ashley first performed the high wire when he was in his teens with performances around Australia. Highlights included performances at the Melbourne Moomba festival suspended 35m above the Yarra river, and a world record at the 1st Adelaide Grand Prix in 1985 on a 20m high wire walking 11.5km in 3 hours 30 minutes.
Ashley can also perform Skywalking which is a term to describe very high single span walks outdoors such as across rivers or in stadiums.
Our main style is as Captain Jack which works great in shows or stand alone. If looking at other styles we love a challenge.
All the specs are different depending on the venue and the height of the wire. Below is a basic guide and with the exception of setting up in a large outdoor space such as a Show arena a site inspection is necessary.
Inside buildings such as entertainment or convention centres it may be possible to rig using existing structure.
Light weight towers:
Our light weight high wire towers can stand from 4.5 m to 9m high and we need to allow room for side guy wires, performance wire between two towers of between 6 to 9m and front and back inline cables which can go as far as 20m from towers to anchor points. Overall length can be from 25 to 50m.
Can be configured as two 10.5m towers or as one 20.5m tower for incline walks. These towers are used mostly for outdoors events such as show arena and festivals and “skywalks” above rivers etc. Length can be up to 100m.
The slideshow below shows various pictures from our High Wire Act