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    thats also a good point too Cannibal...
    if it was in contact with a ring or a biner in the same place it could have caused it to do the same thing as yours did...

    like i said way too many factors to pinpoint the problem
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    I am curious about some of the details myself - may help not lead to an unexpected bump in the night! (been fine so far though).

    How bad was the fraying?
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    Which of the cottage guys offers the strongest tree straps? I don't foresee a problem with mine in the future but I'd like to have some back ups...

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    Nevermind, just read that mine are rated to 1200 pounds, don't think I will have a problem as long as I watch for fraying and what not

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    I am curious about some of the details myself - may help not lead to an unexpected bump in the night! (been fine so far though).

    How bad was the fraying?
    I'll post a picture of the other strap and it's fraying when I get home.
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    I'd go for bigger straps. 700 lb rating sounds light. It seems the forces involved can exceed the weight of the hammock contents. I would like a pointer to the tests/computations I read about but no longer exist as a link from Just Jeff's page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Thanks for posting about your strap failure.
    It reminded me to inspect my straps for damage.
    OutandBack makes a great point. We all need to inspect our gear on a regular basis for wear and tear. Worn or frayed straps should be replaced. No need to take chances.

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    One thing that should be remembered is the angle at which we hang our hammocks, when we are not close to a 30* angle the loads on our suspension can be changed and if the angle is closer to horizontal the possibility of failure is increased exponentially!
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    I dont know for the other cottage ones but ive seen my jacksrbetter 1" tree straps hold right at 300. and cannibal wow thats one heck of strap!
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    any chance the webbing is polypropylene instead of polyester? I tried a lot of webbing looking for strong and light and had some polypro fail on me (i'm at 325#) i remember someone selling a polypro strap with reflectors in it. i won't use any polypro at this point.

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