Prodigy Multicoloured Aerial Silk - Vibrant Low Stretch Aerial Silks - 280cm width
Please note the size listed is the total length of the silk.
Aerial Silks are rigged from the centre the working length is a little under half the total length.
These beautiful fabrics are a 40 denier, warp knit (tricot), 100% nylon aerial silk. They are low stretch and 2.8m/110inch wide.
Price is for the fabric only, rigging accessories are sold separately.
These fabrics look stunning at home, in the studio, or on the stage. The fading ombre colours and the dazzling multi-colour designs look particularly spectacular when backlit and make for incredible photos as well as performances.
Prodigy uses a heat printing technique that gives the colours a high degree of precision. This means the ombre colour will change gradually, look natural, and look consistent across batches. Hand dying won’t allow for such high precision and consistency.
We could go on about how good they look, but that part is obvious; what is even more important is that these silks are…
GREAT TO USE!
One of the other benefits of heat printing is that it keeps the yarn smooth and soft, so it feels great. Hand dying processes can negatively affect the texture of the fabric. These fabrics have a nice shine while having more grip than our single colour Prodigy Aerial Silks.
These are low stretch like our single colour Prodigy Aerial Silks. It makes them easy to climb, so they’re suitable for beginners. Low stretch is not the same as no stretch, though, so they have just a little bit of bounce which makes them comfortable for drops and wraps.
At 2.8m/110 inches wide, these are excellent for cocoons and width-based wraps. They’re also perfect as a hammock/loop! You can find our 6m Aerial Yoga sets with this fabric here.
Although they’re wide, at 40 denier, they won't be too bulky for most aerialists' hands!
PERFORMANCE OR PRACTICE
The vertical colour fade of the ombre colours will also help you find the fabric's edges quickly and easily. This makes separation of the fabric SO much easier, saving time and energy whether you’re on the stage or in the studio.
USEFUL AND REUSABLE BAG
What's better than a single-use plastic bag to store your silks in transit? A bag you can use again and again!
The bag supplied with this is perfect for carrying your silk and all the rigging too!
UK MADE, TESTED, AND CERTIFIED
- Regularly safety tested at independent & certified testing facilities
- Working Load Limit on Figure 8 (sold separately) – 171kg/377lb
- Working Load Limit on Prodigy Aerial Silk Hook (sold separately) – 171kg/377lb
- These Working Load Limits include a Factor of Safety (FOS) of 7:1 and are based on loading up to 1200kg, at this point NO damage/deflection/tearing occurred.
All Aerial fabrics are prone to reaching high temperatures during long or high energy slack drops, resulting 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 crucial to inspect these silks regularly if you routinely perform slack drops. However, you should always take care when practising 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 entire length of your fabric frequently, and the fabric will need replacing more often.
You can learn how to care for and wash your silks (here).
Everything above 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. You can find some more information on how to install at home here and general aerial safety here.
These silks are listed as the entire 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 0.5m of the fabric, and you will also want some fabric left at floor level to allow slack for wraps.
For a low ceiling height (4m and below, for example), you may want to consider a longer length of fabric to give you more tail. You will run out of tail quickly when practicing wraps with a low ceiling height.
|Country of Manufacture||UK|
|Working Load Limit||375lbs|
|Minimum Breaking Strain (MBS)||2200lbs|
|Average (Mean) Downward Stretch||7% (low)|
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