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733Re: Breaking Strength of support webbing/rope/cord

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  • colonelcorn76 <colonelcorn76@yahoo.com>
    Feb 25, 2003
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      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "geoflyfisher
      <geoflyfisher@y...>" <geoflyfisher@y...> wrote:
      > If the angle is 45 degrees, (bannana hammock) then the sine of 45
      > degrees is .707 If that fraction is inverted one gets 1.41, and
      the
      > result is that each cord/webbing is supporting a pull of 141
      pounds
      > in order to support my 200 pounds.
      >

      So, another way to look at it is to tie your hammock to smaller
      trees? The bendy kind of trees would reduce the weight the straps
      need to support.

      ;-)
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