Hand dying won't allow for such a high degree of precision and consistency. While we could go on about how good they look, but that part is obvious, what is even more important is these silks are. 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 to them while having more grip than our single colour Prodigy Aerial Silks. These are low stretch like our single colour 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 do 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! Although they're wide, at 40 denier, they won't be too bulky for most aerialists' hands. The vertical colour fade of the ombre colours will also help you to find the edges of the fabric quickly and easily. This makes separation of the fabric SO much easier which will save time and energy whether you're on the stage or in the studio. What's better than a single use plastic bag to store your silks in transit? A bag you can use again and again! The rolltop bag supplied with this is perfect for carrying your silk and all the rigging too. With a 35L capacity it's the perfect aerial kit bag and will fit ALL lengths of silks we sell + the rigging. UK Made, Tested, and Certified. The heat printing process does not negatively affect the strength of the yarn, another benefit compared to some hand dying methods. These fabrics are made, tested, and certified in the UK. Working Load Limit on Figure 8 - 171kg/377lb. Working Load Limit on Prodigy Aerial Silk Hook - 171kg/377lb.
These Working Load Limits include a FOS (Factor of Safety) 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, 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. Firetoys is 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. Please bear in mind the couriers only deliver Monday-Friday and NOT at the weekend. Orders placed before 4pm on Friday will be delivered the following Monday. Unfortunately, this service does not have a tracking facility. Please bear this in mind when placing urgent orders. 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 this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.