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    suspension straps

    Has anyone here ever used the outdoor product's lashing straps from walmart for their tree straps? I have some 6' ones that I am thinking of using but am unsure of how strong they are. I know they are polyester but have no idea if all polyester webbing is made equal.

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    All polyester is not made equal.

    If you give it a try have a camera rolling, you might be able to get on AFV.
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    yeah I was unsure and thought I had seen someone mention using them, but was unsure. If I was going to try it I would test it with weights before I tried suspending myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    All polyester is not made equal.

    If you give it a try have a camera rolling, you might be able to get on AFV.
    Good point, what would be the best way to proof a strap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetgang View Post
    Good point, what would be the best way to proof a strap?
    Personally my thoughts would be to use straps that are proved by laboratory testing to the point of destruction, have survived a 6 month weather test, and are in use by thousands of hammock hangers world wide....but I might have a slight bias.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetgang View Post
    Good point, what would be the best way to proof a strap?
    Sandbags, probably. It's what we used waaay back in high school in JROTC to simulate a casualty on a stretcher (note: trusting your average teenager to not drop a 150+ lb person is not a good gamble) when we did relay runs. They don't have sharp edges, cost next to nothing, and are much less likely to break your instep or toes if dropped than a steel weight.


    @ the OP:

    I'm not sure I'd trust those, myself. OP's products are usually fairly decent quality, but I don't know if they're up to life-bearing situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    Personally my thoughts would be to use straps that are proved by laboratory testing to the point of destruction, have survived a 6 month weather test, and are in use by thousands of hammock hangers world wide....but I might have a slight bias.
    You'll get no argument from me on that. Tried and tested is usually worth a few bucks..
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    Check the package for a rating. They may still be on the shelf in WM or wherever you got them. Just go by and look at the package for a new set.
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    I went with the 1-1/2" wide strap from "strapworks.com". They had it on clearance for something like $.12/ft (CHEAP). It was rated for 900lbs so I figure I'm OK. It was cheap enough that if it starts to get chewed up at all I'll just toss them and make another pair. I needed some really long ones for some of the trees around here anyway. You can either stitch them or just just tie loops in the end. Simple as can be......

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLRider View Post
    I'm not sure I'd trust those, myself. OP's products are usually fairly decent quality, but I don't know if they're up to life-bearing situations.
    That is kinda what I was leaning towards, if no one else was already using them. It was one of those "I already have this, so I wouldn't have to go to the store..." questions. Its only a few bucks, if that, to get some rated ones, so that's probably what I will do.

    Thanks everyone.

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