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    Senior Member Preacha Man's Avatar
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    He didn't know the weight, but he is mailing me a 1ft sample. When I get it I will weigh it, and then post it on a new thread.

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    I don't use a slip knot - I just make sure the webbing is lined up with itself. If I have enough left over, I run the free end of the webbing back through the biner to keep it in line. Haven't had a problem when the webbing was lined up...slipped slowly to the ground once when I forgot to do that.
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    I think the slip knot just gives you more peace of mind. The velcro fasteners someone mentioned sound interesting, but thats 2 more things to keep up with.
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    I don't use knots and have yet to slip with tubular nylon or polyester. I think what Jeff said about making sure the webbing is lined up is key. I also think it is prudent to make certain the webbing is exactly 180 degress opposite of whatever type of line you are using to the hammock.
    When it goes over their heads, it really doesn't matter how high it is.

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    I dont really want to read thru 39 pages of this stuff....
    where do I get "tubular" nylon or the Poly webbing that meets the weight tension requirements?
    What length should each end be?
    Anyone have that extra length left over for sale?
    Last edited by Cuffs; 05-23-2007 at 19:08.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    I haven't tried it with 2 biners but I don't see why it would not work. All the rings do is provide friction to hold the straps.
    Guys!
    After posting my question i got back home and tested it with my mini biniers(teardrop shaped type?) and it worked. I would still be hunting for a suitable replacement though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALHikerGal View Post
    I dont really want to read thru 39 pages of this stuff....
    where do I get "tubular" nylon or the Poly webbing that meets the weight tension requirements?
    What length should each end be?
    Anyone have that extra length left over for sale?
    Tubular webbing is heavy and absorbs water. Poly webbing can also be a bit heavy. Both are available at REI or climbing/outfitters. Ed Speer sells good nylon webbing for a good price. The nylon webbing stretches the first few times you use it.

    Quote Originally Posted by rptinker View Post
    Guys!
    After posting my question i got back home and tested it with my mini biniers(teardrop shaped type?) and it worked. I would still be hunting for a suitable replacement though.
    Cool glad it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txulrich View Post
    I would watch the shape of the biners. Part of the reason why the rings work so well is their shape. There are no odd corners to reduce the holding friction. Most biners have non-symetrical bends to them that may tend to let you on the ground now and then. Just a caution.
    Yeah, I did use the teardrop shaped carabiniers because the big rounded side approximates the shape of the ring. It was a snug fit for the webbing.The other end of course is just right for a spectra or other climbing rope. Unfortunately im using stainless steel carabiniers and their is a wieght penalty for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALHikerGal View Post
    I dont really want to read thru 39 pages of this stuff....
    where do I get "tubular" nylon or the Poly webbing that meets the weight tension requirements?
    What length should each end be?
    Anyone have that extra length left over for sale?
    Harbor Freight carries polyester strapping:

    15' x 1" strap

    You may have a retail store near you:

    store locate

    Just cut the webbing and discard the hooks, heat seal the cut ends with matches/lighter, sew new loops in one or both ends and you're good to go.
    Last edited by TeeDee; 05-23-2007 at 19:52.

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    You can get polyester webbing, which is what I am currently using, at Strapworks. I will probably not go back to tubular nylon for a variety of reasons at this point. If you choose tubular nylon, it is available at any REI.

    http://www.strapworks.com/Polyester_Webbing_p/pew1.htm

    good luck
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