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Low, Medium, or Super-Stretch Aerial Fabric – What’s the Difference?

Hey peeps! Thought I’d share this – it’s a great demonstration of the variety of stretch available in aerial fabrics. Most of us work on low or medium stretch (super stretch feels kind of like a bungee cord, which is great if that’s what you’re after). If you’re a drop-a-holic, consider working on medium stretch; it absorbs some of the shock from the drops that would otherwise be absorbed by your body, making some drops (ankle dives or “dead man’s drop” for instance) more comfortable and a little safer. At the end of the day, it comes down to needs and preferences, so there’s no “right stretch” for everyone,  just the right stretch for the job. Happy climbing, twirling, foofing, and droppin’, ya’ll! Love and pull-ups, Laura



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4 comments on “Low, Medium, or Super-Stretch Aerial Fabric – What’s the Difference?”

  1. DeAnna Reply

    I see places to purchase non stretch and medium stretch fabrics. I haven’t found anyplace that sells the super stretchy. Personally, I own/work on both non and medium stretch but was wanting to give the super stretch a try. Any recommended places to get it? Thanks!

    • Lewitwer Reply

      Hi DeAnna! I haven’t seen super-stretch in a few years – I suspect because it’s a giant pain to work with (you have to pull it down 5 or 6 times before you can even start to climb). The last one I got was from Barry Cordage in Montreal, check & see if they still have them. You can always add more bounce to your silk rig with a bungee pack at the top if you’re looking to soften high-impact drops a bit! 🙂

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