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    Quote Originally Posted by whitejb View Post
    Just out of curiosity did the paracord return to it's normal length after the weigh was removed, if so after how long, and if not if you run the same test did it stretch again. Just curious, if it returns to its normal length then you could expect stretching every time it's used but if not it may not stretch again after the first use. Figured I would ask since you already ran the test.
    not sure, i didn't think to measure it after i took the weight off, as i was headed out the door for a hike, the piece i used was about 25' total and now i'm not for sure which end i used

    Quote Originally Posted by knowmad View Post
    I know I dont have the best gear, but 550 cord works for me but i do stretch the cord as tight as I can.

    I have been making my own gear lately and plan on getting good rope, I just keep using the 550 cause its here.
    nothing wrong with using it as long as you know your gonna get some stretch......it is after all about getting out and enjoying the woods, and i would do it using paracord too way before i would ever stay home

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    Almost 10% stretch with a load that's less than 2% of the rated strength. Much stretchier than I had imagined. Thanks for doing the testing.
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    Cool test, should of thrown it on the tube
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