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    Lets just sit back and wait to see what their lightest is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomsawyer222 View Post
    you could just make straps from dyneema fabric
    There ya go.
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    Got a link for the fabric your talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    Got a link for the fabric your talking about?
    This is the only dyneema fabric I have found.

    I have some and the black is nylon and the white is the Dyneema. I would think it would stretch.
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    I seem to recall a while back that SloBro was testing this fabric for potential hammock strap use. Unfortunately each of the dyneema ripstop threads broke in succession on the initial bounce test. I believe he said each thread in the ripstop matrix of the fabric was rated at 150#s breaking strength. Perhaps if cut on the bias the results would have been better. Maybe he can add his experience if he finds this thread, or try a search for his earlier post.

    I can say from my experience of using the fabric for bootie bottoms, that it was very hard to cut. I used really sharp scissors too.
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    the only place i know of to contact about Full dyneema fabric would be McHale and company he makes packs from it normally the fabric is about 4 oz per square yard so you could figure the weight for straps from that

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    I just put an inquiry into a local manufacturer for some suitable stuff.

    I will post when I hear back.

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    I have had trouble sourcing dyneema webbing in appropriate breaking strains.

    I have however sourced some polyester sheathed 1800 kg 25mm vectran webbing, which is winging its way to me now, which by my thinking, should offer some weight saving benefits over nylon and polyester.

    Its 27g/m, but my idea is to strip the sheathing and coat the vectran in polyurethane to provide the uv protection, then stitch the loops with braided dyneema.

    I will post when completed.

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    thanks, looking forward to your results. THe webbing is the heaviest part of my suspension, replacing it and shaving those oz would be great.

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    I think dyneema is a little overkill for webbing in this case. Price and strength.

    How about Mule Tape
    or Bull Line

    I have the 2500 pound version, which is 3/4" or so. They make an aramid (kevlar-ish) version that is a little smaller, but you defeat the tree hugger concept if you get too small.

    This stuff comes in all sorts of sizes and strengths Make a friend with someone at the phone company, cable company or anyone who installs underground conduits, they will probably give you some for free once it's used to pull the cable through the conduit. Anyone who installs conduit, especially the roll duct usually has more than they want to deal with, because many buy the conduit with the pull line already installed, so they have no reason for saving it.

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