Our silks differ from the Voltige ones in that they have a bit more stretch, making them slightly bouncy. These silks are also wider than many other aerial fabrics available. At 148cm wide, they create a chunky grip and are fantastic for cocoon style choreography. The extra width does mean children find Firetoys silks a bit harder to climb and wrap.
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. As these silks have a medium stretch they are more suited for some advanced moves where more bounce is preferred. Our silks are still ok for beginners but the extra stretch compared to Voltige silks makes them slightly harder to climb.
Choose a length of silk that is double the height of the area/rig you are using plus 2 metres. The most popular length is 16m and this is about the minimum needed to perform drops as it will give you roughly 7m of silk between the anchor and floor. 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. The 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 susceptible, so the stretchy polyester of the Firetoys Silks is slightly less prone to this phenomenon. 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 full length of your fabric regularly, and the fabric will need replacing more often. Firetoys are one of the UK's leading retailers and manufacturers of juggling, spinning and fire performance equipment.
Trading for over 10 years we have built up a reputation for high quality, professional props and a speedy and friendly service. Advice and information is available by calling our UK office. This item will be sent on a two-day tracked service free of charge. Please make sure someone is in to sign for the parcel or consider having it sent to your workplace. If the courier misses you they will leave a card with details of how to arrange redelivery or collection.
Due to the large size of these items, we cannot send them with our standard international service. Express orders are sent with a 24 hour courier - please bear in mind these couriers only deliver Monday-Friday and NOT at the weekend. Express orders placed before 3:30pm on Friday will be delivered the following Monday. The item "Firetoys Aerial Silk (Aerial Fabric / Tissus) Blue" is in sale since Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fitness, Running & Yoga\Yoga & Pilates Equipment\Yoga & Pilates Accessories". The seller is "firetoys_ltd" and is located in Brighton. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Japan, Canada, Ireland, Australia, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Brazil, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile.com Aerial