6468Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: 3/32" Hammock Hanging Rope?
- Aug 5, 2004Hey Risk, as far as stretch, the amount of stretch per unit of load
should be higher for the first unit of load than for subsequent
units. Sorry, which means that if you get 1% stretch with the first
95 lbs, that the next 95 pounds should be less than 1% stretch. So
for 450 lbs, you are looking at maybe 4% stretch or less.
Good luck with the experiment, and thanks for posting your ideas.
Hopefully the knots you use won't reduce the ultimate tensile
strength too much. Maybe put a big mattress under you when you do
the testing ;-)
Bill in Houston
Now I know that my climbing rope stretches much farther relatively on a
long fall than a short one.
Oh and I use a bouldering crash pad when I'm experimenting. Fortunately
I have yet to need it.
P.s. Now were is that piece of wood... Ah yes,, knock knock
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