Flare Trainer

 

Flare Trainer Background

I learned my flares in the opposite direction of my windmill and headspin. So I had to re-learn flare the other direction and I didn't want to work hard at it. So I made a flare trainer that holds your feet so you can practice correct technique sooner and perform many repitions perfectly. You still need to be strong and flexible but the technique is developed much faster with the flare trainer.

Build Your Own Flare Trainer

Breakdancing Ninja Flare Trainer

Flare Trainer Schematic

You will need a place to hang it that is at least 10 feet (3m) high from and the following:

Spreader Bar - Keeps the rope from getting tangled. About 4 feet

Eye Hook Swivel - Goes on top of the spreader bar. Any swivel will work, I've used mountain climbing gear.

Mountain Climbing Swivel

Eye Hook Pulley - You need two of these at the ends of the spreader bar. All sorts of different pulleys can be used in terms of sizes and brands.

Eye Hook Pulley

 

Foot Straps - Another challenge is getting your feet attached to the ropes. I used Husky HangAlls.

Rope - If it doesnt break its good.

 

Parts list

Part Info

Purchased From

Pipe

Mueller 1/2x60 Black Steel Pipe 583-600HC

Home Depot

Eye Bolts (Quantity 4)

1/4 in. x 2-1/2 in. Zinc Plated Steel Eye Bolts

Home Depot

Quicklinks (Quantity 5)

1/4" Quick Link Lehigh

Home Depot

Eye Swivel

Petzl Swivel - Small Item

REI

Pulleys (Quantity 2)

SMC CR Crevasse Rescue Pulley Item

REI

Rope (155 in long)

 

 

Foot Strap (Quantity 2)

Husky 24in Hangalls

Home Depot

Chain 32 inch (Quantity 2)

#2.0 Passing Link Chain Zinc

Home Depot

 

Setup

Final Design Flare Trainer with Straight Spreader Bar

 

Buy Now!

Breakdancing Ninja Flare Trainer $350

 

Airflare Trainer

 

This ingenius tool is a bicycle inner tube mounted on a swivel!

Still Have Questions?

I am not the best at explaining stuff so if this contraption is confusing to build email me and I'll update this page. Share any tips and videos of your flare trainer so we can all benefit.

-Breakdancing Ninja