well that's what i thought at first, but i looked at ed's book, the way he uses webbing, there are no knots or hitches to reduce strength (no larks head at the hammock's end and the 4 wrap knott) with tree straps, inserting one loop through the other creates a girth hitch/larks head and reduces strength by almost 50%. ed told me he was able to break the 1/2" polypro, and i'm assuming it was with his no knott/hitch 100% strength method, so with a larks head on the 1" it would be about the same strength as no knott/hitch 1/2" polypro which ed claimed he was able to break. i'll ask ed the circumstances that broke the 1/2"...Brandon
Originally Posted by blackbishop351
Just a side note, Brandon, but I'm pretty sure Ed has been using/selling his 1" polypro webbing for hammock use for quite some time...seems like it's probably at least adequate, given that.