You're gonna need a bigger hammock
I have been using mule tape for over a year now and do not notice any damage to the trees I have hung from. I wrap around several times. It doesn't roll up either.
For 200 lb. in a hammock hung at a 30* angle, the load on the tree bark for 1" strap with no wrap is about 21.25 PSI; for 5/8" mule tape, about 34 PSI.
For the same load in a full-wrap mode, 1" strap gives about 7 PSI; 5/8" mule tape, about 11.3 PSI.
I asked the trees in the woods behind my house---of all the loads mentioned, they like 7 PSI best.
Therefore, I vote for the use of straps of at least 1" width, in a full-wrap mode, when hanging a hammock where one or both ends will be connected to a tree or trees.
Are you a tree specialist or something? This is the 3rd or 4th time I've seen this same post in 3 or 4 different threads. While I agree with you, I don't see the point of posting more than once. Most people here know to use tree straps of 1" or wider.
Also, what is a Hennessy UQ? Do you have it mixed up with the SS maybe?
WV, Sorry I didn't even know I had gotten a response. I'll email you.
I like big hammocks - I cannot like.
Here are three pictures of Mule Tape Failure, my husband was sound asleep and hit the ground this past Saturday, yes, I know its not the mule tape that failed but the sewing securing it . Not sure what the solution is but for now we aren't using the mule tape. It's a good thing he wasn't hanging over any rocks.
ouch! sorry to hear that.
I didn't like sewing it cuz there just wasn't enough webbing there to get a good row of stitches.
I tied a knot in mine at the house and have been hanging with it for a good two months, every night. I'd read here the mule tape doesnt hold a knot well, but mine is doing fine.
I have a knotted continous loop that is larksheaded to the hammock and has a biner on it, to clip everything to the wall.
Ambulo tua ambulo.