Definitions for "Ripstop"
Keywords:  kite, tear, nylon, woven, polyester
A fabric designed to prevent tears. It is woven with a stronger thread at regular intervals that stops any small tears from spreading.
A fabric which avoids tearing with its intervals of double thread.
Ripstop refers to the squares of reinforcing fibers in the fabric which make it resistant to tearing. A rip in this fabric will stop at one of the reinforcing fibers. Many kites use ripstop polyester fabric in their canopy.