# Ripstop nylon

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• 12-07-2006, 22:08
Ripstop nylon
So I bought 14 yards of this nice grey color nylon. I wouldn't mind making a hommock out of it, as well as some other stuff. How much weight is it good for. In other words will I find my rear on the ground with ripped shreds fluttering overhead if I put my fat a** in the thing?
• 12-07-2006, 22:42
Coffee
How much do you weigh and what strength (1.1 or 1.9oz) is the fabric?
• 12-07-2006, 23:10
Just Jeff
Walmart has sold a lot of gray 1.9 oz with no or light DWR treatment recently. If it's 1.9 oz, I've swing in it with both of my kids and never heard a creak....over 300 lbs. I don't know how much consistent wear it would take at 300 lbs, but you could always double it up if you're heavy. Otherwise, I'm pushing 200 right now and don't give it a second thought.

But I've also gotten 1.1 oz DWR from Walmart a few times. Do you know how to tell the difference?
• 12-08-2006, 06:23
Sorry for missing the critical info. I'm around 225. I have to weigh a piece of the fabric to be sure. Just a reality check, 1.9 or 1.1, thats oz per square foot?
• 12-08-2006, 06:51
Arkwater
Per square yard for the weight.
• 12-08-2006, 10:10
Just Jeff
There are 1296 square inches in a square yard, soooo....

Measure the area of your fabric in inches (length x width)
Divide by 1296...that's how many square yards you have
Divide the weight by your square yardage

It'll probably be within ~.2 of either 1.1 or 1.9. If you're 225, then 1.9 should work fine or a double layer of 1.1 will work.
• 12-08-2006, 16:04
:eek: MATH!:eek: Aaaahhh, as he runs screaming from the room! :D Thanks. I'll just pull out the trusty slide rule...let's see...2...+....2... ****! DEAR, WHERE'S THE CALCULATOR! ROFLOL!
• 12-11-2006, 12:15
jakethesnake
With 1.1 oz fabric I only have problems if I fold the end to sew in the strap rather then wipping. When wipping I have had ~200 lbs in mine repeatedly with no problems.

slide rulers are cool but you can't add with them sorry. :D
• 12-11-2006, 15:41