I threw together my hammock with stuff around the house and am looking to put together a more serious suspension. Aside from the diameter and weight differences is there any reason why no one uses polypropylene rope for their suspension?
I ran across this site: http://boatsafe.com/marlinespike/safeload.htm while researching amsteel alternatives (cost and availabilty make me want to see what else is available.
According the boat safe site generally speaking 3/8 polypropylene will have a little over 2000lbs breaking strength vs. the 1600lbs. for amsteel. Plus it is about a quarter of the cost, not to mention the larger diameter will be easier to splice.
So aside from weight and bulk issues is there any other reason to choose amsteel over plain ole' polypropylene?