CRASH TEST: X-PLY versus Ripstop | Reedin Talks
X-PLY is much stronger than conventional ripstop canopy material, there’s almost no stretch and it can handle much bigger loads. But what happens when you do damage the canopy, by putting your foil or another sharp object through? We’ve gone through the painful process and did it for you, so you hopefully don’t have to.
As you’ll see, not only is the damage a lot smaller, and doesn’t propagate further under stress. It’s also easier to fix, so you can get back on the water quickly!