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    Old Gorge Rat Hawk-eye's Avatar
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    Check out Paul's thin and lightweight ... but strong straps at Arrowhead Equipment ... It's the only straps I use now.

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    Once you get some good straps,(polypro), you'll never look at the Slapstraps again. Unless your making a giant slingshot!!
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    Slapstraps aren't necessarily a bad idea, it's the execution that sucks. The same thing in polyester would be just fine for a lot of users.

    I've said this before: for an outfit that gets hammocks so right, their failure to get anything else right is mysterious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I wish I'd discovered this forum earlier, I'd have gone the Whoopie Slings route, and still will upgrade at some point.

    That said, I have used my Slap Straps at least ten times, and while they do stretch, I have yet to end up on the ground (and I weigh 240.) I wouldn't call them junk. The lack of adjustability is an annoyance.
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jim Mac View Post
    I wonder if they've changed the material on these? I just bought a set and they seem to work fine for me.
    Have you tried them in the rain? Once they get wet, the stretching accelerates to ridiculous levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearpaw View Post
    Have you tried them in the rain? Once they get wet, the stretching accelerates to ridiculous levels.
    Maybe that's why the loops are so far apart so when they really stretch the next loop will be the original length.

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    According to the website they are still nylon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jim Mac View Post
    I wonder if they've changed the material on these? I just bought a set and they seem to work fine for me.

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    Ditto.

    Am new to hammocks but the Slap Straps had to go. Way too stretchy..but I weigh in over 260. I don't know how they would be for someone at 140 or so. Took the Slap Straps back and bought 1 inch webbing from REI. Nice stuff but still nylon...still way too much stretch for me. Polyester is the way to go for me...no stretch..at least as I can tell so far.


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    I have never used the slap straps in the rain, but I have used some old truck tie-down straps in the rain that I plan to re-purpose. They are 1" have a 1,250 pound rating, seem pretty light, and do not appear to stretch.

    So I figure when I get around to getting some whoopie slings I'll give those a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I have never used the slap straps in the rain, but I have used some old truck tie-down straps in the rain that I plan to re-purpose. They are 1" have a 1,250 pound rating, seem pretty light, and do not appear to stretch.

    So I figure when I get around to getting some whoopie slings I'll give those a try.
    I purposely bought a set of these that are polyester...Took the hardware off and now have six foot tree hugger straps.

    Tom

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