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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    S4C - The straps you linked too have a breaking strength of only 300#. Danger Will Robinson. Danger.
    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Guys, there are places to cut corners and squeeze pennies, but the suspension you hang your butt on ain't one of them. Go cheap somewhere else.
    Noted. It's not worth damging my equipment or risking getting hurt. I was excited about finding dirt-cheap, non-yellow straps, but I respect the wisdom of the people who have been hanging much longer than I have.

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    Have you checked out AHE Paul has camo straps (as well as black, not sure what else he may have) for only $.75 a ft. + shipping. I have these straps and love them. Mine are 7' each but you can get any length you want with the . Not as cheap as your yellow ones or the grey ones but these are very nice straps and worth the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by otter46544 View Post
    Have you checked out AHE Paul has camo straps (as well as black, not sure what else he may have) for only $.75 a ft. + shipping. I have these straps and love them. Mine are 7' each but you can get any length you want with the . Not as cheap as your yellow ones or the grey ones but these are very nice straps and worth the money.
    I agree with Otter. Why leave yourself open to chance? Paul has already done all the research and is offering straps that are known to meet the criteria of us hangers.
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    Paul's straps are good ... well tested by a lot of us ... and extremely light weight compared to ANYTHING I've found out there. Besides ... Paul's a straight up guy. Good to do business with folks like that.

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    With a quick search on google shopping for 1" tubular webbing, I found it for .27 and .31 cents per foot. Does it really get cheaper than that?

    30' is like $9.30

    I can get it for $00.35 per foot at my local outfitter. I just got 25' for $9 and some change.

    I'm just saying......

    Harbor Freight cheapie ratchet straps = $8 for 2 1" wide 15' long straps. Not bad at all. 500lb breaking load.

    Gear Express has 4000lb 1" tubular webbing that is $9.30 for 30 ft.

    I'll pay the extra dollar and change for 3500lbs of breaking strength........

    I got my last suspension from Summit Hut, I paid $26.65 after shipping for 30' of 1" webbing and 4 SMC decending rings. I'm not worried about my suspension failing me any more. And I could have likely gotten it even cheaper...
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    Based on what I read, the "best" straps are made of polyester or polypropylene...lighter weight and negligible stretch. The tubular straps (especially those for climbing) tend to be made of nylon and they WILL stretch, in some cases a lot. Nylon is generally less desirable for strap material because of the stretch. You can get it strong enough, but you still may be "dragging" by morning!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beep View Post
    Based on what I read, the "best" straps are made of polyester or polypropylene...lighter weight and negligible stretch. The tubular straps (especially those for climbing) tend to be made of nylon and they WILL stretch, in some cases a lot. Nylon is generally less desirable for strap material because of the stretch. You can get it strong enough, but you still may be "dragging" by morning!!
    I'd have to agree here. Nylon also absorbs water more that polyester or polypropylene which makes it heavy when packing after a rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beep View Post
    Based on what I read, the "best" straps are made of polyester or polypropylene...lighter weight and negligible stretch. The tubular straps (especially those for climbing) tend to be made of nylon and they WILL stretch, in some cases a lot. Nylon is generally less desirable for strap material because of the stretch. You can get it strong enough, but you still may be "dragging" by morning!!
    Yeah first 3 or 4 times I was out with the new suspension I awoke to my shoulder bumping my backpack if I turned over too rough. But it doesn't stretch anymore.
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    Nylon stretches.

    And when it gets wet, it REALLY stretches!

    One big problem with tubular nylon web is the 2-layered thickness where it might pass through a buckle (ring, bar, cinch, cam etc). It may disort, weakening the system or jamming the buckle. That is why flat web if preferable in buckle setups.

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    Haven't had those issues yet with the wet issue. I wouldn't expect it, but they very well could be selling Polyester webbing. But I wouldn't think so considering it's intended as webbing for climbing purposes (As far as I know), and all of that stuff has stretch factor to lower the catastrophic failure rate.

    Now the webbing I have on mine I got at my local outfitter. The stuff I got from Summit Hut is on my girfriends right now. She doesn't weight but 112, she's not gonna stretch it much if at all lol. We've had it up on the porch for weeks and I've actually lowered it a couple of times adjusting it to the right lay.

    My webbing from my local outfitter that is currently on my hammock is a little bit more course, but slightly slicker. I wouldn't know the difference between polyester and Nylon webbings personally. I've setup many Top Rope Climbs too with a 3 webbing ancor system that has 3 lengths of webbing forming a \|/ hooked to two locking carabiners. I don't recall having a whole lot of stretch in those ancors. I mean if the stretch was really that bad it could be the difference between stopping someone short of a broke leg, and a broken leg....
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