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13939RE: {Spam?} [Hammock Camping] Hammock support/ webbing strength?

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  • Ed Speer
    Jun 1, 2006
      Dane, that's a critical question. As you've found out, breaking strength
      isn't always listed or even known by a retailer. It really is buyer be ware
      when it comes to buying proper webbing for hammocks. Most webbing isn't
      strong enough!!! And don't be tricked into buying nylon because it is
      stronger than polypropylene-they have different stretch characteristics and
      nylon in 1" to 2" widths is inappropriate for hammocks. I use 700 lb
      breaking strength polypro (1" wide) for hammocks designed to hold up to 250
      lbs. I also sell this for $0.20/ft-email me off line if interested...Ed

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      From: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com [mailto:hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com]
      On Behalf Of danefliedner
      Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 12:25 PM
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: {Spam?} [Hammock Camping] Hammock support/ webbing strength?

      Howdy-- I have a related (sorta) question. I have a HH but have
      recently bought Ed Speer's book to play around with making some
      hammocks...(mostly so I can go with my kid, so I have taken
      inspiration from Jeff's site with what he has done for his boys).
      Anyway, in Ed's book he recommends 1" polypropylene webbing tested to
      like 600 pounds. OK fine, but when I checked on OWF, Quest, etc, they
      don't list the breaking strength of the webbing, only the width and
      whether it is a loose vs tight weave, etc. How does one know the
      difference in break strength to order the right stuff? I don't want to
      buy the low break stuff and have a hammock disaster. Any wisdom?
      Thanks! Dane



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