Tubular nylon straps
I know that conventional wisdom is that nylon straps stretch more than polypro but I was looking at straps dot com and according to that site tubular nylon straps only stretch approximately 2%.
That's only 2" for an 8' strap. Surely that would be fine for tree huggers when only a fraction of the total length would be available to stretch anyway.
Am I thinking right or am I missing something?
I don't understand the attraction of tubular straps as opposed to flat straps. Not saying there isn't an attraction... I just don't know what it would be. I use polypro and have never had a complaint.
Hmmm 2% stretch at what % of breaking strength?
All the tubular nylon I've seen has been rather heavy.
It's just a local availability thing for me Rev. I don't really care either way just would like to support local guys.
Good question, Oh No, I don't know.
as good attraction as any. Thanks for the comment.
Originally Posted by jbo_c
I don't think that there is much of a difference between the nylon vs polyester for use as tree straps. For its intended purpose of distributing the pressure over a wider area, you would want to use a wider flat piece of webbing instead of a tube, though.
The tubular nylon is much heavier that standard webbing. But it will work just fine.