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    I've made them with bartacks, box x's and longitudinal.

    In use, I can't tell the difference between any of them. All are holding me up and showing no signs of thread pull over a couple of years use..

    I prefer bartacking now as its a bit more compact but still use the box x.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    I just generally run 3 or 4 lines of stitching across the webbing; never had a problem. The straps I took on the AT only had one line of stitching across. They got destroyed in another manner towards the end, but that one line of stitching kept me off the ground for 5 months of nightly use. I choose to err on the side of caution and take the extra 20 seconds to slap another line of stitching on, but I doubt it is necessary.
    Maybe I'll roll with the single bar tack then. If I end up on my butt I'll remember this post.

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    Seriously, take the extra 20 seconds. It is time well spent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sclittlefield View Post
    This might be one of the testing sheets MAD777 is referring to. That was a good read on stitching.
    Attachment 32677
    Looks like I'll be re-sewing my straps tonight. Excellent info here!

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    I have put together about ten 1" nylon tree savers from 6 to 12 feet for myself and friends. I double back 6" and then sew a 3" rectangle with an X connecting the corners. In the process I stitch around the rectangle twice. Im no expert but Ive had no issues with this method and it looks really kewl!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proficio View Post
    I have put together about ten 1" nylon tree savers from 6 to 12 feet for myself and friends. I double back 6" and then sew a 3" rectangle with an X connecting the corners. In the process I stitch around the rectangle twice. Im no expert but Ive had no issues with this method and it looks really kewl!!!
    I would stay away from nylon if you can. The nylon will stretch and depending on how much of the strap length you use in your suspension you could easily wake up on the ground!

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    I have always done the box thing. Just one box but I go over it a couple times and add a couple extra passes across each end. They are all holding fast.

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    Long, long ago, when my wife and I used to do a lot of caving, I actually sewed our climbing harnesses. None ever failed, or I might not be here typing this, as we occasionally hung 100' in the air in those harnesses I sewed.

    To my knowledge, and for what it may or may not be worth, it's not the strength of the thread that holds you, it's the friction of the strap-against-strap that holds you. Kinda like the fact that you don't actually have to tie a strap or rope to a tree. You can just wrap it around a few times and it will NOT loosen. I've hung that way more than once.

    NOT that you don't want to use strong thread, just that you want to create lots of area of friction.

    Like I said, just for whatever it's worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    Long, long ago, when my wife and I used to do a lot of caving, I actually sewed our climbing harnesses. None ever failed, or I might not be here typing this, as we occasionally hung 100' in the air in those harnesses I sewed.

    To my knowledge, and for what it may or may not be worth, it's not the strength of the thread that holds you, it's the friction of the strap-against-strap that holds you. Kinda like the fact that you don't actually have to tie a strap or rope to a tree. You can just wrap it around a few times and it will NOT loosen. I've hung that way more than once.

    NOT that you don't want to use strong thread, just that you want to create lots of area of friction.

    Like I said, just for whatever it's worth.

    Rain Man

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    Very useful knowledge here. Thanks!

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