First off, Cheers! and thanks to those whose imput has shaped my hammocking ways, and good luck to those presently either planning or in the first month of their thru.
I am about to order some 1" poly webbing from Ed Speers. I have been planning on modding my EXUL by replacing the spectra with this webbing, cutting the spectra about 8 inches or so from the hammock whipping, tying a bowline to make a loop and stringing about 20 ft of webbing per side. I know some like it shorter for weight reasons, but I'm with those who would prefer flexibility (i think BB uses 25ft per side). Ed's webbing only weighs in at about 5 oz per side (at that length) which is similar to the weight of my tree hugger set up now.
I have basically two questions:
1. Are there any SIGNIFICANT drawbacks to this method? I really don't see any at this point but figured I would ask before I go cutting the spectra.
2. The 1" is rated to 750 lbs tensile strength, while the 1.5" = 1050lbs. Hanging with all gear included I am concerned about the 1" poly since I tend to hang tightly and am aware of the exponential ratio between angle of sag and lbs exerted. Basically I am wondering if the 1" is enough.