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Posted:okay, so i've got the design to make my own tail Poi, and the catch is that i've already been to 6 fabric stores around where i live, and none of them carry uv reactive ripstop nylon. (i know this since i bought samples and tested it out with a black light). white is easy to get, but i want pink, yellow, orange, etc....
does anyone have any leads of online companies which sell this stuff? where does everyone else get it?
Posted:for starters, i'm on the west coast in canada. and nope, i haven't been able to find any fluorescent ripstop at all. only red, yellow, blue...etc... nothing bright.
how does nylon or polyester feel in comparison to ripstop?
and for those of you who have links to ripstop suppliers in canada or the us, which weight do you suggest? i found some sites with many weights (no fluorescent though), and have NO clue what is an appropriate weight to try out.
i make all my Poi with polyester or nylon based fabrics and they feel fine...only difference is the lack of tiny little squares in the pattern and it frays more but i hem all my stuff so it doesn't make much diff. i also find its cheaper.
i use relatively thin stuff cos it's lighter then just use a double layer on the body for extra strength