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    Tape for a bridge hammock.

    Where can I order some suitable tape for the edge of a bridge hammock ??

    2.2 oz nylon, I weight about 235.

    Thanks

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    Senior Member GrizzlyAdams's Avatar
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    I use 1/2" polyester tubular webbing from Sailrite.com

    Some folks go with "mule tape", but (1) difficult to find as little as you'd like online, and (2) the weave is considerably looser than the tubular webbing, which causes an odd squashing of the webbing when you do bar tacks to create a loop. Nothing in the HF obituaries suggests that one of these have failed, but I'll go with the sailrite stuff.

    Now if I was building a hammock for someone closer to 300 than to 250 pounds I'd probably go with 0.75".
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    How about black ??

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    Can someone tell me (us) what the difference is between poly webbing that's flat and the tubular?

    Tammons, I found black 1/2" poly webbing at Quest but it's the flat webbing as opposed to the tubular webbing Grizz recommends!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tammons View Post
    How about black ??
    1/2" polyester webbing, 1800 #...http://www.strapworks.com/product_p/pewsc12.htm

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    The difference is thickness/strength. The tubular is basically 2 layers of the standard webbing.

    Looking at 1" for ease of comparison on the same website:
    The TUBULAR has a rating of 2700 lbs where as the FLAT has a rating of 1500 lbs.

    I used mule tape on my bridge project. My girlfriend hasn't used it much but its held my weight for a few nights. (I've got to test it right?)
    Last edited by packeagle; 10-21-2012 at 22:29.

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    FWIW I use 3/8" polyester webbing from strapworks. If I remember correctly, it has a rated strength at 1500#, greater than the dynaglide or STS-12-75 line I used for the remainder of the suspension. Never had a problem with my 200# wt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    1/2" polyester webbing, 1800 #...http://www.strapworks.com/product_p/pewsc12.htm
    I second that--------prices are good and the shipping was really fast!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    1/2" polyester webbing, 1800 #...http://www.strapworks.com/product_p/pewsc12.htm
    I second that--------prices are good and the shipping was really fast! I found this easy to sew, and it has a nice sturdy feel to it!
    FYI: If you want to know what type a certain bear is, sneak up behind it and kick it. Then,
    run like crazy and climb up a tree. If the bear climbs the tree and eats you, it's a black
    bear. If the bear just pushes the tree over and eats you, it's a grizzly bear : )


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