Originally Posted by Coffee
At one point, I think from Brandan somewhere, give a link to some sprectra webbing
, or Dyneema. I think I am going to give that a go sometime soon. I little pricey, but it shouldn't stretch and will be lighter. The only drawback is it is .5" wide, so I will have to go around the tree a couple times not to do damage to the bark.
that spectra webbing is rated to 4000?# www.yatesgear.com
, so it's actually not lighter. the lightest webbing i know of is the heavyweight polypro webbing which is around 5-6 g/ft, and the owf camo polyester is a very close second in weight (6.1g/ft) and more than twice as strong (2000#) and probably stretches less. there was some discussion at some point about using that stuff called mule tape that electricians pull wires through conduit with. they make different kinds, polyester, kevelar and possibly dyneema in different strengths and widths. i have a short piece that i found that looks really light and has 1200# printed on the side.
go with the owf camo though, it is good stuff and stretches very little. i've never used the heavyweight polypro so i can't really comment on how it performs, but i did order some of the 1" seatbelt polyester webbing from strapworks that alot of people here are using and found it to be quite a bit heavier at around 8-9 g/ft.