View Poll Results: What length Tree Straps do you use?

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    Length of your tree straps?

    I have been using one inch wide, seven feet long tree straps with my now dynaglide whoopie slings on my WBBB. Seven Feet of strap has worked but is generally a little more than needed. I have been thinking of going with shorter straps.

    What length do you use and why?

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    all depends where you do most of your hanging. out here 7 ft straps may be a little short
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    I voted more than 7, and could have used well more than that a few times, and well less a lot of times. For reference 90% of the straps we sell are 6 foot finished.
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    Less than 5'
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    5 foot or less for me...i have a set of 7 foot tree straps..but never used them
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    One 4' and one 5'
    Sometimes I have to improvise........ or look for skinny trees.
    I don't mind. As long as I am in the piney woods.
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    I like em long. Flexibility is more important to me than ounces/grams when it comes to my suspension and my ability to hang "wherever the blank I want!"
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    Another 5 footer here. But I agree with Plowhorse it really depends on where you do a majority of your hanging.
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    Here in NY I find that 7+ is what I end up needing. There are allot of mature trees here and needed 8 ft or more just to get around the tree. I use to carry two sets of HH tree huggers, but I have switch to the dutch clip and marlin spike method so I can adjust my straps to the size of the tree. Much easier setup now.

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    Mine are a hair under 5' at 57". I added a small loop to the bottom where I can just slide the toggle in in times I need the entire length of the strap to go around the tree. I've only ran into this once. But then again I usually have thousands of trees to choose from. Some places where you only have big older trees may require longer straps. In that case you could make some strap extenders.
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