[balloon-makers] Fabric Suppliers - Westmark?
micki at balloonrepair.com
Wed Jun 20 17:12:37 CDT 2001
I used the Westmark 1.9 oz silicone coated fabric in my balloon (down to
within 3 panels of the throat). Pull strength on this fabric is over 100
lbs new. I like the fabric. There's a pilot in Austin that owns a balloon
built of this fabric. He calls it "the tank". He says while other pilots
are fighting to keep their balloons off the mesquite, his just slides off.
At 01:12 PM 6/20/01 , you wrote:
> I've been shopping for fabric myself, and I'm
>curious if anyone has any experience using
>Westmark's 1.9 oz Ripstop nylon. They quoted me
>$2.90 a yd for 100 yd rolls, which is quite
>reasonable. I just dyed a sample, which came out
>very nicely. It's not quite as pretty a fabric as
>the 1.7 oz Carrington I've been using, but for the
>top row of panels and the parachute I think it
>should be fine.
> But I'm curious if anyone has any pros or cons to
>share about it before I go build the top of
>my balloon Gloria with it.
> By the way, she's coming along BEAUTIFULLY! I am
>getting so excited!
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