What fabric are your Aerial Silks?
Our fabric Aerial Apparatus are made from a 40 denier Nylon Tricot with low stretch, it is a lightweight yet super strong and secure fabric.
Generally, commercial fabric Aerial Apparatus are either Nylon Tricot fabric or a Polyester Interlock. We prefer and only stock low stretch Nylon, it has better long-term durability than Polyester and is more suitable for a studio environment and home use. Because of its low-medium stretch Nylon makes it a lot easier to work with for beginners and provides higher performance for professional use. High stretch fabric has a lot of 'bounce' after drops and at the bottom of a dynamic movement, it is overall much more challenging to work with and it can feel way more pinchy in certain skills!
How much fabric should I order?
Measure the height of your ceiling or rigging point. Double the height and add 2 meters for the tail on the floor & the knot on the figure 8. It is best to round up. If your ceilings are 5 meters, you’d want to order 5m+5m+2m = 12 meters of fabric.
What rigging hardware do I need?
What are Aerial Slings - Teardrops and how is it different than a Yoga Hammock?
Aerial Sling belongs to the broader family of Aerial Arts and is a swing made of fabric. Aerial Yoga Hammocks are often shorter 5m and used to practice moves closely related to traditional Yoga. Aerial Slings are a performance apparatus and are used to do moves and poses like you would with an Aerial Silk.
How far apart should the ceiling mounts be installed for an Aerial Yoga Hammock?
This is up to personal preference and varies depending on the size of the person. We recommend 45-55cm apart, about shoulder width. You can also hang the hammock from one rigging point, however, we typically recommend 2 attachment points for Aerial Yoga for better stability.
How high should I hang a Yoga Hammock?
Height depends on personal preference. For most Aerial Yoga classes, we recommend that the hammock to falls about hip height - low enough that you can bend over in a forward fold, but high enough that your head will not touch the ground when inverted. Hammock height is easily adjustable by using different loops on the Daisy Chains that come with the Direct Connect Kit. Some studios will raise the fabric higher for more 'aerial style' classes, or lower to knee height for restorative yoga.
How do I store my fabric when not in use?
All our fabric products come with a beautiful bag so you can store and transport it safely.
Can you do a custom or personalized order?
We can create any custom length hammock, prices will vary depending on length. Contact us for custom order.
Can I cut an Aerial Silk or Hammock?
Yes, you can safely strip your fabric from either direction (horizontal or vertical) without the need for searing.
How do I wash solid colour or hand-dyed Fabrics?
Remove all rigging from the fabric! You can use gentle laundry soap and a small amount of fabric softener. You may add a few drops of a scented essential oil of your liking when washing.
To dry, use low heat or most preferably an 'air dry' setting, take the material out to undo knots it every 10 minutes or until dry. Or you can hang dry the material in your home. We do not recommend hanging in the sun to dry. Some colors are sensitive to UV.
Will the Fabric Fade?
We recommend not leaving your fabric in direct sunlight for more than a few hours (next to a window, outside etc...) or fading may occur with prolonged exposure.
How do I take care of the equipment?
For all our products:
We advise replacing all apparatus, and hardware after 12 months to ensure safety regardless of their condition or immediately when damage occurs. Be proactive with your safety. We are not liable for any damage or accidents with any product.
Do you offer discounts for Studios and Bulk Orders?
We offer a discount on bulk orders, please email us for wholesale discounts!
How to tape a Lyra/Aerial Hoop
To get the longest lifespan out of your tape, avoid leaving it in the sun, rain, humidity. The tape is cotton based therefore, weather will deteriorate it.