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1/2 oz. Polycarbonate Coated Ripstop Polyester
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>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
1/2 oz. Polycarbonate Coated Ripstop Polyester on 11/05/2009 21:44:40 MST Print View

I checked out Hang em High fabrics and they had 1/2 oz Polycarbonate Coated Ripstop Polyester which is 3/4 oz coated. It sounds like it would be waterproof but to what degree. The 54" wide fabric is $12.99 but considering the weight this isn't bad. From what I have read polyester tends to sag less than nylon. At this low weight I'm not sure how well it would hold up though. Does anyone have experience with this material?

>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
Oh well Its not waterproof on 11/05/2009 21:53:39 MST Print View

They got back to me extremely quickly saying that it was not waterproof or resistant. Oh well!

Has anyone tried the 3/4 oz coated ripstop from Goodwinds?

Edited by Bender on 11/05/2009 21:56:50 MST.

really nice on 11/06/2009 15:46:09 MST Print View

really nice

Edited by mn10man on 02/01/2010 13:08:33 MST.

mark henley
(flash582) - F
yard vs sailmakers yard on 11/06/2009 16:49:14 MST Print View

Just make sure it's a standard yard ... most Kite material is sold by the sailmakers yard.