Firetoys Aerial Silks - Medium Stretch - 59" / 150cm width


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Firetoys high-quality, professional aerial silk (also known as aerial fabric, tissus, or ribbon) are the UKs best selling silks by far.

Key stats: 59" (150cm) wide, 75 denier, 100% polyester and medium stretch.

Please note the size listed is the total length of the silk. Aerial silks are rigged from the centre, so the working length is a little under half the total length.

Rigging Available Separately
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Aerial Safety

Aerial equipment should never be used unsupervised, please consult a professional.

Everything below assumes you have a suitable and safe rigging point, like a professionally installed rigging point or a reputable and rated freestanding rig. Not every home/studio will be the same, so we cannot advise on this part. If you haven’t established a safe rigging point, please do this first with the help of a structural engineer/experienced rigger/professional familiar with what you're hanging and where you're hanging it.

Check out our aerial blogs for more information.
performer in dual colour silks

Non-slip and durable

Firetoys aerial silks are synonymous with premium quality. Our fully certified professional standard silks are made from 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.

The 150cm wide, 75 denier 100% polyester fabric creates a chunky grip. The fabric's durability makes it very well suited to studios and high use environments.

performer on purple silks

Bounce and stretch

These medium-stretch silks are ideal for more advanced moves where some bounce is beneficial to cushion impacts from drops.

Medium-stretch silks require more energy to climb than our low-stretch Prodigy silks, making them slightly harder to climb for absolute beginners.

Please note the stretch will reduce a little over time.

Prodigy figure of 8 rigged with a white background

Rig with a figure 8

If you want to spin, connect a figure 8 to your swivel. We recommend using a swivel to reduce the rotational force on your rigging and anchor point.

If you don't want to spin, you can connect directly to your anchor point or use a strop/polysafe rope between hardware, but be aware of rotational forces on the rigging and anchor point.

Rig with a silks hook

If you want to spin, connect a silks hook to your swivel. We recommend using a swivel to reduce the rotational force on your rigging and anchor point.

If you don't want to spin, you can connect directly to your anchor point or use a strop/polysafe rope between hardware, but be aware of rotational forces on the rigging and anchor point.

Aerial Silks Selection

Confused about which silks you want? Are some of the terms here hard to wrap your brain around? Here's a handy video to help you out!

Aerial Silks Rigging

A primer on the different ways silks can be rigged, and what kit you might need.

Additional Rigging components

Swivels? Slings? Where do these fit in? You bet we also have a video for you on this!

How do these silks compare?

Firetoys Aerial Silks

Medium stretch, chunky fabric in 13 beautiful colours

Firetoys Youth Silks

Same Medium Stretch, narrower fabric for smaller hands.

Prodigy Aerial Silks

Wider fabric with a beautiful sheen and lower stretch.

Prodigy Multicolour

Gorgeous patterns on a 280cm wide silk with impressive grip.

doubles performance on dual colour silks

Slack drops

All aerial fabrics are prone to reaching high temperatures during long or high-energy slack drops, which can result in small melted patches and holes. These holes are caused primarily by the friction of the fabric rubbing against itself and the performer during high-speed movement. Correct technique, clothing, and fabric choice will help your fabrics last longer.

All nylon and low-stretch fabrics, like the Prodigy silks, are more susceptible to this phenomenon than the stretchy polyester of Firetoys silks.

You should always take care when practising slack drops and be aware of the heat you can generate during these drops. If you regularly perform slack drops, you will need to inspect the entire length of your fabric regularly, and the fabric will need replacing more often.

green silks outdoors on a big rig with the ocean in background

UK made, tested, and certified

Regularly safety tested at independent & certified testing facilities

  •  Working Load Limit (WLL) : 128kg
  • Factor Of Safety (FOS) 7:1

Working Load Limits are based on deformation, not destruction. Never exceed the manufacturer's WLL.

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