Firetoys Aerial Silk (Aerial Fabric / Tissus) - Medium Stretch Aerial Silks
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Our very own high quality, professional (medium stretch) aerial silk (also known as an aerial fabric or tissus). Available in various lengths. Please note the size listed is the total length of the silk. As aerial silks are rigged from the centre the working length is a little under half the total length. Please read the description below for full details. Working load limit: 282lbs
Firetoys Medium Stretch Silks
Firetoys silks are medium stretch, 70 denier, interlock, polyester fabric. Our silks are of a high quality, professional standard and are a durable, ladder resistant fabric. The material's non-slip textured finish provides more grip than other aerial silks but still retains a sheen under stage lights.
At 58” wide, they’re not suitable to use as yoga hammocks and they’re a bit too stretchy for this purpose anyway. The chunky grip of these aerial silks does make wraps and gripping the silk to climb a bit more difficult for smaller aerialists and children.
Bounce and Stretch
The downwards stretch in these silks doesn't need to be broken in and pulls out over 4-6 months but is fine for immediate use. After approx 4-6 months they will lose their bounce. As these silks have a medium stretch they are more suited for some advanced moves where more bounce is preferred. Firetoys silks are suitable for beginners but the extra stretch, compared to our low stretch Prodigy silks, makes them harder and more tiring to climb.
Choose a length of silk that is double the height of the area/rig you are using plus about 6 foot.
An aerial hook (sold separately) is required to hang this silk. Please use ONLY the aerial hook (cloche) or the figure 8 to connect to the silk directly. The WLL of these silks when connected with the figure 8 is 128kg.
Fabric is 100% polyester.
All Aerial fabrics are prone to reaching high temperatures during long or high energy slack drops, this can result in small melted patches, and even holes. These holes are caused by the friction of the fabric rubbing against itself and the performer during high speed movement. Nylon and low stretch fabrics are more succeptible, so the stretchy polyester of the Firetoys Silks is slightly less prone to this phenomenon. However, you should always take care when practicing slack drops, and be aware of the high amount of friction you can generate during these drops.
If you regularly perform slack drops, you will need to inspect the full length of your fabric regularly, and the fabric will need replacing more often
Aerial acrobatics products have a different returns policy to the rest of our catalogue. Please make sure you are familiar with this before buying.
|Country of Manufacture||UK|
|Working Load Limit||282lbs|
|Average (Mean) Downward Stretch||10% (medium)|