Current colors

Paratex 40D (45 grams per square meter nominal–EU Import)

Luxurious ripstop nylon kite fabric in rich, dense colors

Bainbridge AirX 700n (45gsm nominal)

Durable 1st quality spinnaker nylon sail cloth

Old-style Ripstop

Nice colors; a bit like the old Carrington, but 1.5m wide and with no selvedge ( = better, more uniform grain)
Lies flat on the table, but a tad stretchier than the others

Very light fabrics for the GPX and other light wind specials

Ultra-light yet tough 0.5oz (35 gsm) spinnaker nylon for special light wind kites from historic Devon sail cloth maker Richard Hayward
(discontinued - we will use it for lightweight specials until stocks run out)

Lightweight fabrics are not suitable for fresh-to-strong wind kites such as the R Series, Wildcard or Trooper.

If fabrics from different manufacturers are used on the same kite, care will be taken to avoid using mis-matched weights and/or material that's too stretchy for the application.

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