Generic Spinnaker Weight : Traditionally, Spinnaker fabric was given a weight measured before it was finished. These have been adopted into everyday jargon to describe a generic band of cloth. So, when you call Kite Studio to order half ounce fabric, the cloth actually weighs 0.82 to 0.9 smoz or 35 to 38 gsm. The chart below shows how these generic weights relate to finished weight.
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