Attaching Aerial Yoga Hammocks To Caribiners or Pear Links Versus Multiple Links or Runners

We assemble our Aerial Yoga Hammocks by “choking” the multiple link or runner directly around the fabric of the hammock. This requires no special knot tying, and it does not create a friction burn, and it reduces the amount of hardware. It is easy to assemble and easy to change the height of your Aerial… Read more

The Importance of Conditioning

The Importance of Conditioning If you are new to aerial work, or if you have reached a plateau, then conditioning can make the difference in pushing through, or learning more to attain the next level of your aerial career. Conditioning on a daily basis will make all the difference in improving your aerial skills. Over-all,… Read more

How to Strip the Width of Fabric

How to strip the width of your fabric: First measure the entire width of the fabric, and decide what width you would prefer. If the fabric is 108” inches wide, and you would like it to be 90” inches wide, you would subtract the desired width from the original width. In this case, you would… Read more

How to Calculate Your Shipping Costs

Our website is geared to ship almost every product to anywhere in the world; the only exceptions being the Foam Backed Carpet and Aerial Hoops. If you are interested shipping these items and would like to know the cost, please email Lynn at contact@aerialfabric.com. All other shipping costs can be calculated to your destination by… Read more

What is the difference between the Hammocks?

Many people also ask us to describe the difference between a Yoga hammock and an Aerial Hammock. Aerial Yoga Hammock Double Point: Double Point Yoga Hammocks are used for Aerial Yoga in studios around the world. These hammocks also called “slings” are typically assembled with between 4 to 10 yards of Tricot with Shine or Tricot… Read more

What is a Dynamic Load and Why 2,000 to 3,000 Pounds?

Why a Dynamic Load of 2,000 to 3,000 pounds for Aerial Acrobatics or Aerial Dance? For aerial acrobatic rigging, a safety factor of 10 to 1 is the standard. This means that if someone weighed 200 pounds, they would want their equipment and structure to support at least a 2,000 pound load. If they weighed… Read more

How to Care for Your Aerial Silk or Aerial Fabric

Your aerial silk or fabric can be washed in a washing machine, top load or front load. Some people go to the expense of dry cleaning, but we always wash ours in the washing machine. We use cold water and a liquid detergent such as Woolite. To remove odor, we use baking soda. We do… Read more

How to measure for your Aerial Hoop

When you are ready to order your own aerial hoop, you want to purchase the correct size. Here is one suggested way to determine the best size: From a seated position, put your hand on your head, then make a fist. The measurement from the top of your hand to where you are seated will… Read more

How much Aerial Silk do you need?

To calculate how much fabric you need for aerial dancing or acrobatics, First measure your ceiling height, or the height you will be hanging the fabric. If you think you will eventually use a higher space, then calculate for this height. Multiply this number by 2. If you are using feet as your unit of… Read more

Why is Aerial Silk Sometimes Slippery?

Many of our customers ask about which fabric is the least slippery. Here is our answer: All aerial fabric, Tricot, Interlock, Tricot with some stretch, and matte Tricot can be slippery based on the amount of humidity in the air, the amount of moisture on your hands and feet, the type of clothing you are… Read more

Aerial Fabric and Slack Drops in Aerial Dance

We know aerial dancing is fun and that slack drops on aerial silks are particularly fun to do. Here are a few cautions: First, make sure you have wrapped for the drop correctly. Make sure you have enough room between you and the floor and you did not pull out more fabric for the drop… Read more

Why Use Swivels?

We sometimes learn that aerialists do not use swivels as a way to save money on hardware costs. We ask: Why risk your safety? Swivels will keep your fabric from twisting on itself which makes it hard to separate. Swivels also reduce the lateral stress on your attachment point. This is essential! It is NOT… Read more

Aerial Guidelines

We get calls everyday from excited people who want to do aerial dancing or aerial Yoga or aerial acrobatics. Here is the advise we offer to those who are beginning this wonderful art form, or to those who have been doing aerial or circus arts for some time. First: it is really important to learn… Read more