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    how long is suspension webbing good for?

    Hey guys, with webbing such as speer straps, do they get weaker with age? are 6 year old straps still good? Just wondering..............
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    I had one tear last summer (not Speer). I suspect it was due to buckles and/or improper alignment in the buckles. Upon inspection, the other strap had some significant wear along the edges, also. This probably could have been avoided with routine inspection. I have since replaced the buckles with rings. I think it is not necessarily a function of time, but wear.
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    I would think regular inspection for wear, plus any visible UV degredation externally would be about all you would need.

    I believe the "shelf life" of the synthetic base material would be far greater than the "wear life"

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    how long is suspension webbing good for?
    Mine are good for about 8 feet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunnr72 View Post
    Mine are good for about 8 feet!


    Like Browny mentioned, just look for physical wear and UV damage. Beyond that you shouldn't have any issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Browny View Post
    I would think regular inspection for wear, plus any visible UV degredation externally would be about all you would need.

    I believe the "shelf life" of the synthetic base material would be far greater than the "wear life"

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    Agreed! Regular inspection is something that we all should do.

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