Prodigy Aerial Silk (Aerial Fabric / Tissus) - Low Stretch Aerial Silks

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A professional level low stretch silks, perfect for training and performance. 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 note* The colour in the turquoise fabric is sensitive to UV light, and will fade if left in bright direct sunlight or powerful flourescents. This will not affect the strength of the fabric.

Price is for the fabric only, rigging accessories are sold separately.

 

PRODIGY AERIAL SILKS

 

Prodigy Silks are a 40 denier, warp knit (tricot), 100% nylon aerial silk. They are beautifully shiny, low stretch, and extra wide.

 

All of these silks are listed as the full length of the cut fabric, but to use as silks will need folding in half and tying to a Prodigy Aerial Silks Hook or figure 8 (sold separately). This knot usually takes up about 2ft of the fabric, you will also want some fabric left at floor level to allow slack for wraps.

 

 

LOW STRETCH, EXTRA WIDE

 

The Prodigy silks are woven from nylon in a way that gives them a small amount of bounce, without making them so stretchy as to drain your energy while climbing. This gives them enough cushioning for drops while leaving you with the stamina for long performances and routines. These may not be the best for learning drops on however, for more cushioning silks, see our own Firetoys Aerial Silks.

Low Stretch does not mean no stretch, although some low stretch fabrics are sold as “no stretch”. The limited stretch these silks do have means that wraps won't constrict you or cut into you, allowing both efficiency and comfort.

Prodigy Aerial silks are 114 inches wide. This is excellent for cocoons and width based wraps and can also be rigged as a hammock/loop. Even with both halves bunched together, at 40 denier,  they won't be too bulky for most aerialists' hands.

This particular type of fabric also grants these silks their beautiful shine, which gives a fantastic look to any performance, while remaining grippy enough to climb with ease. They also have just enough weight to them to stay in place for you, without weighing you down while wrapping.

 

 

shiny prodigy aerial silks

 

FULLY TESTED AND CERTIFIED

 

Prodigy silks are regularly destruction tested, and have been assigned a WLL (working load limit) of 220kg (485lbs) based on a safety factor of 7:1, these tests were done while rigged to an aluminium figure 8, which is the most common way of rigging this type of fabric. If you wanted to increase your fabric's durability, you can add a sleeve before rigging to a figure 8, or rig from a Prodigy Aerial Silks Hook.

If you need a certificate for your performances or insurance, these are available on request from Firetoys.

 

SLACK DROPS

 

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 susceptible, so it is important to inspect these silks regularly if you routinely perform slack drops. 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

You can find out how to care for and wash your silks here.

 

PRODIGY AERIAL

 

Prodigy is a specialised aerial equipment brand. All Prodigy equipment is the result of years of expertise and research.

 

More Information
Country of ManufactureUSA
ManufacturerProdigy
MaterialNylon
Working Load Limit485lbs
Minimum Breaking Strain (MBS)16kN
Denier40
Average (Mean) Downward Stretch6% (low)
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