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    I looked at kite fabrics once. Aren't they more waxey than what we normally use in coated ripstop?
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    That is what I was wondering too. I saw a pro kite once, and it seemed kind of waxy. I guess it could have been treated with something though.

    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    I looked at kite fabrics once. Aren't they more waxey than what we normally use in coated ripstop?

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    Kite material is often treated with vinyl polymer rather than the coating you guys are used to seeing. Vinyl polymers are heavier, but spread force better than other coatings (as in spread the force of high wind over the struts of a kite to keep them from breaking)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dino View Post
    Kite material is often treated with vinyl polymer rather than the coating you guys are used to seeing. Vinyl polymers are heavier, but spread force better than other coatings (as in spread the force of high wind over the struts of a kite to keep them from breaking)
    ummm... so i wonder if the weight they give is before treating?
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    Most likely it is before treating.

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    Something to consider too is that different places have different values for the size they are using to figure out the weight. Someone posted it here somewhere. But sail companies use some historical size and some other places use a true yard.

    That may account for some differences.
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