Originally Posted by Dunk
I'm using climbing tube tape: 1 - 19mm with a breaking strain of 1000lbs
2 - 26mm with a breaking strain if 1600lbs (this one is slippery...hope I don't have the same experience as earlier on in this thread and end up with my ass on the floor).
I would imagine anything with a breaking strength above 600 pounds would be ok. Some people I know are even using 300 pound cord, thinking they only weigh 200 pounds. Thats a bit close figuring for me. I use 2500 PT poly because it's nice and flexible and light.
I found out in my test machine though that it will break at half its strength if it has a knot in it. The same probably is true for your climbing tape.
Similar story about the ass and floor but in my case it was the face and ground. Dog jumped up to say hello and spun my hammock sometime around midnight one night.
Ya know, it hurts to fall straight down face first.