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  1. #61
    Member Drifter D's Avatar
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    Mine not only stretched out real bad the one of the loops ripped off sending two nieces to the ground. Not far down though but scared the you know what out of them. After that i upgraded my straps and have been happy hanging' ever since.

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    The slap straps are convenient if there's not much distance (between the trees) involved.

    When I didn't have anything else to use, I'd stick them up so that the hammock was at chest height. I'd then 'pre-stretch' them by laying across the hammock until it dropped, then repeat.

    When I didn't do this, I'd lay in the hammock and if I didn't end up on the ground, I was so close as to make standing up a chore (that unbalanced feeling, when trying to stand up from a few inches off the ground).

    My worst problem was when I didn't have enough reach for a camp out one night. I used a poly shipping strap on one end (which incidentally, worked great). On the other end I doubled the pro slap straps by putting one loop through the other. Worst mistake! They stretched and stretched. When I got up a few hours later, I had to move the straps up the tree. The next morning? I learned that the stretch that was in place all night had un-stretched. The loops were now bonded together like superglue! It took me like an hour & 1/2 to unwrench the two loops apart with a couple of screwdrivers.

    I don't use mine any more.

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    Senior Member bhinson's Avatar
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    If you, like me, use the slap staps from ENO
    And your hanging and you find your self on the ground
    At some point,
    Then, You didn't do something right
    Cause at 5'9" and 240# I have yet to
    Put that much stretch in this straps that I am on the ground even after
    hours in the hammock
    Just saying
    Just saying.
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    I can'tbelieve this topic is still going, lol I posted my question along time ago!
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    Yea, I just noticed that it was an oldie brought back to life...

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    Senior Member djminnesota's Avatar
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    the straps are made from nylon... ull end up on the ground even if u start the night 3 feet off it

  7. #67
    Quote Originally Posted by bhinson View Post
    If you, like me, use the slap staps from ENO
    And your hanging and you find your self on the ground
    At some point,
    Then, You didn't do something right
    Cause at 5'9" and 240# I have yet to
    Put that much stretch in this straps that I am on the ground even after
    hours in the hammock
    Just saying
    Just saying.
    Me either, I'm about the same size you are. I'm going to continue using them.

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    It all depends on the temperature, humidity, weight, and angle of the straps. Make sure your angle is at least 30 degrees in relation to the hammock, try and not use them above 75 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature nylon starts to relax at.
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