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    polypro webbing strength limits

    So I am very new to all this hammocking stuff! But I'm very interested in not sleeping on the ground anymore. I really like the simplicity and ease of set-up using webbing. I have found some 2" polypropylene webbing that has an average break strangth of 800 lbs. I weigh about 310 and was wondering if that would be strong enough for me. Any thing else from yall would be great!

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    Polypropylene isnt the best material for straps, its stretches quite a bit. Polyester webbing is much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerminator View Post
    Polypropylene isnt the best material for straps, its stretches quite a bit. Polyester webbing is much better.
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    I have been experimenting using polypro straps and have not noticed a problem w/ sag yet. The stuff I'm using maybe had some initial stretch but after that it seems really stable. Unlike nylon that stretches, shrinks, stretches again.... Anyone else having streching problems w/ polypro? Maybe my results are that I am using a high tenacity poly pro rated at 1750# breaking strength from Strapworks. At only $.25 / ft it is about half the cost of polyester of similar size / strength.

    http://www.strapworks.com/Polypropyl...ene_p/htp1.htm

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    I have never had a problem with polypro straps stretching and I use them exclusively. (cheaper). Nylon stretches badly and is not recommended for straps.
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    I just picked up some polypro from strapworks, but haven't used it yet. In Grizz's webbing episode he uses polypro so I am going to assume it is good stuff.

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    I have been playing with both polypro an polyester. Polypro does have more stretch than polyester, but the stretch happens immediately upon loading. Nylon seems to take hours to stretch.

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    Hey thankyou so much! Yall are beyond helpful! Especially for a noob like me. My wife is even starting to get the bug now.

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