Re: Paraline (and sore butts)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jwj32542" <jwj32542@...> wrote:
> Youngblood, how much do your ropes weigh?
I don't have the numbers with me but I think the 3/8" ropes where
about 5 to 6 oz per 25 feet and the 1/4" ropes were about half that
amount. I currently use the 3/8" ropes because of a couple of reasons-
- combination of SWL rating, visible degradation over time and less
likely to mark tree bark. (For the most part I reconsidered what the
SWL meant and figured I should just use it instead of creating my own
number. Being a technical person, I would have felt like a dumb arse
if I broke a rope and hurt myself by exceeding the SWL determined by
folks that should know more about such things, especially over 2 or 3
- --- In email@example.com, "Dave Womble" <dpwomble@...>
> I don't have the numbers with me but I think the 3/8" ropes whereSounds very similar to both the webbing and Spectra/huggers setups I
> about 5 to 6 oz per 25 feet
have. I could get a bit lighter on the Spectra, but I bought what the
kitesurfing shop had and it's way stronger than I need...about twice
the size of what's on the HH BP ULA. But even so, I don't think it
would save more than an ounce.
Don't blame you for not falling on your arse over 2 ounces! Though it
would make a good story...something like that bear that took Seuss'
thumb and threw Coy out of his hammock.
> I want to lighten my hammock a bit. I have 1" poly straps looped attangles.....
> each end of the fabric (typical homemade hammock) I am considering
> using Paraline (parachute cord) to replace the straps from bed
> material to the tree. > Any down side to this? Other than a few
That cord is attached to parachutes by being sewed to the canopy. Any
knots that are tied reduce the strength of the cord. If you are
lighter than I am this might work for you. I would try to hang close
to the ground though. Also keep a close eye out for any abrasion from
tree bark. You won't know if it will work for you unless you try it.
Good luck with your testing.