The German Wheel is one of the most painful pieces of equipment I’ve ever had the pleasure of working on. Thankfully I’ve gotten away lightly with only bumps, bruises and the occasional crushed finger (unlike my former partner who suffered a torn calf muscle and a broken foot at various times).

One of the best German Wheel artists was Wolfgang Bientzle who, in the video below, performs one of the most painful routines I’ve ever seen – in a whole other way! He’s very good on the wheel though!