Re: Just Tested Risk's Test Hammock
- My local Wal-Mart superstore--which has never so far had any silnylon
or other useful bargain fabrics--does carry the polypro webbing (in
the fabric section, wound on a large spool), though it is more
expensive than from the mailorder house I bought fabric for my most
recent hammock project from.
--- In email@example.com, "rexhardy2003" <REH1966_04@...>
> You may want to check back at your local Wal-Mart. Ours has the 1"
> poly strap in the fabric section. It was reasonable priced and thus
> far has held my 200lbs. Worth a shot anyway.
- I sat down slowly adding weight to the
> thing. Snap! It broke. It was the el cheapo cotton straps. I'll haveDon't feel bad, I broke a strap a few weeks ago and the drop knocked
> to order some 1.5 inch poly stuff later.
the wind out of me and scared the heck out of my dog. At least you
were smart enough to hang your hammock low to test it.
- I have those Tree Huggers so I did not need the extra polypropylene
webbings. So I tried hooking it directly to the hammock just in front
of the knot with large S hooks that came with the Tree Huggers
designed for heavy loads.
It took a few trys to get the material inside the s hook but it works
great. In the pictures one side is attached to a simple rope with
large hook...,I have out there all the time but the other side is
attached to the tree huggers. You may want to try that if you cannot
get the webbing soon enough.
We tested it with 160 lbs and up to 260 lbs with no problems. The knot
held and I know the S hooks are rated to 400 lbs.
I love the two we made and under 10 minutes to make and soooo comfy.
Thanks to Ed Speers and Risk for the idea of the Test Hammock :)
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "sebastiantoney" <funbun2@>
> > I bought some fabric from the Cheap-Mart $1.00 bin. But I couldn't
> > find any polypropylene webbings. I went to another fabric shop and
> > I could find were 1 inch cotton straps.
> > I put the test hammock together in a few minutes and went down to
> > park to test it out. I hung it low to the ground so if it broke I
> > wouldn't break my tail bone. I sat down slowly adding weight to the
> > thing. Snap! It broke. It was the el cheapo cotton straps. I'll have
> > to order some 1.5 inch poly stuff later.
> > But I put about 3/4 of my weight into the hammock before the
> > snapped. I liked the way it felt I wish it would have held my
> > because the sun was doing down right there along the river. It would
> > have been a nice way to spend the dusk.
> > Any I'm sold. I'm probably buy some poly webbing to fully test it,
> > 'cause you can't beat nine bucks for a hammock.