Originally Posted by craige
I'm reasonably sure that most folk use webbing that has a breaking strain of 1500lb or less? Am I wrong? Maybe but I know the stuff dutch sells is rated at 1000lbs, to me it makes no sense to use anything stronger than dynaglide with dutch webbing or 7/64 with 1500lb webbing otherwise the webbing will break before the whoopies!?!? Or am I missing something?
No your not wrong...if one component is rated to 1000 then having all your others rated to 2000 dose not make the whole system stronger.
And following that line of thought most hammock bodies/fabric would fail well before you got 1000 pounds into them to break the suspension components. Hang smart, Hang at 30, don't overload the system.
If one tire on your car is worn out and about to go flat the other 3 new tires won't keep holding the car up while you go down the free way.