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13940Re: {Spam?} [Hammock Camping] Hammock support/ webbing strength?

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  • danefliedner
    Jun 1, 2006
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      Thanks Ed. I'll do that soon. Dane

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Ed Speer" <ed@...> wrote:
      >
      > 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
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      > On Behalf Of danefliedner
      > Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 12:25 PM
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: {Spam?} [Hammock Camping] Hammock support/ webbing
      strength?
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      >
      >
      > 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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