Last edited by Hooch; 05-11-2008 at 10:48.
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These fellows are answering your question of how they would use your components to create a suitable suspension and I think it's very creative that one step in that process is bartering or selling off unsuited things to achieve the end goal... they just haven't told you the final steps.
Personally as my final step in the process I'd go with 2000# polyester webbing (seatbelt or ratchet tie down, whatever) and two carabiners sewn into loops at the end, but that's just me
and yeah, Hooch is right, it'll never stop stretching
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the stock nylon webbing on your claytor is relativly short correct? you will notice much less stretch from it than you will from a 15 foot piece. the amount of stretch from a foot or so will be minimal, 15 feet on each end would add up to several feet of stretch which will be noticeable. you might as well replace the stock webbing too while you're at it though.
also, why not replace the ridgeline with a non stretch line that will hold your sag angle? this will allow you to keep a consistent sag and hang lower on far apart trees if needed.
i don't see prussics working on webbing but it's worth a try i guess. i have hung from autoblocks/klemheist (like a prussic but better) on line before and they held, but let several inches as they tighten and are hard to loosen once weighted. you don't want to tie knots? if you take the time to learn some decent knots you will find they are barely more time consuming than ring buckles or whatever. knots are better suited to tree straps and line though. if you are dead set on using only webbing, 2 cc buckles will be lighter than your 2 oval biners, and much easier to adjust. you would have to tie a knot or hitch to use the biners unless your prussic idea works.
the 2000# camo polyester from owfinc.com is really nice too. what colors does the 1.5" strapworks poly come in?