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    How much can ripstop hold?

    Quick question: I am making a couple hammocks for my friends and one of them weighs about 235. Should I make him a double layer or is a single layer of 1.9 good enough to support him? Thanks a lot.

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    Single 1.9 will be fine. It might stretch a little, but it will still feel great.
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    i'm 245 and made one out of 1.1 doubled form wally world. i also had my 70 shephard in it with me and it wasn't until then i noticed a little stretch

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    Awesome! I'll be getting them their fabric soon to begin more manly sewing. Thanks alot!

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    I'm about 225..My DIY hammock is 1.9 RS and will be fine for that or better....you saw it. I would imagine it would be good to 250+...after that maybe you would want to double it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcsandSparks View Post
    I'm about 225..My DIY hammock is 1.9 RS and will be fine for that or better....you saw it. I would imagine it would be good to 250+...after that maybe you would want to double it..
    Just bought 8 yards of 1.9 oz 72" black ripstop to make 2 hammocks. It should be good enough for him. Bought a bunch of biners and cordage at REI too. Man, this hammock stuff is a never ending battle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    Just bought 8 yards of 1.9 oz 72" black ripstop to make 2 hammocks. It should be good enough for him. Bought a bunch of biners and cordage at REI too. Man, this hammock stuff is a never ending battle.

    Fronkey
    You should be good. Poor Fronkey...has to make his buddies hammocks...LOL Feelin your pain...Hopefully you found what I was talking about at REI....
    Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!

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    I know right!

    The gf is in awe over my ability to wield a thread injector. "Fronkey, the forest sprite of sewing

    I got a figure 9 and some shock cord to mod my hammock. I couldn't find amsteel there and I'm going to Menards tomorrow to pick up S biners and some of that blue cordage for my tarp. I'm almost there!

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    Cool....good luck man
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    i go 6'2" and 255lbs i made a single layer gathered end style hammock out of 1.9 ripstop. i have had several naps in it so far and have no problems. i think that a double 1.9 hammock would be over kill. just my thoughts. hope this helps.
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