The stretch of para cord is part of the strength. If it was solid line and it did not stretch under a sudden load it would snap and we would be raining men all over the drop zone. There is a lot of nock off para cord that ain't fit to lace your boots with. I trust good old five fifty cord to hold me to my canopeee. And I trust amsteel to hold my two hundred and too many pounds off the ground in my night owl. If it can pull a jeep out of the vacum mud its good for me.