I used some straps from a harbor freight tie down (the red ones, not the yellow I've seen some people use), and they make sounds that seemed like stretch to me at the outset. So much so, I switched back to the Byers suspension before long. This was on my porch, so no damage done. I used them with knotted loops, which are holding, but getting very tight. Is the noise typical of straps, or an indication the straps are nylon, or the knots tightening up, or what?