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    Suspension Webbing Length

    I just bought a used WBBB but the webbing for the suspension was not included. How long should my webbing be on each end? Planning to use the existing triangle buckles on the hammock and will either use carabiners to attach the webbing to itself or may try to find some old dutch clips on the forum that aren't being used anymore.

    If this webbing length question has already been answered somewhere else you can just point me there...I was unable to find an answer anywhere.

    Thanks for the help!

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    15' is pretty standard for webbing suspension I believe. Though you can make it what ever you want or amy need.

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    Yeah 12 to 15 feet seems to do for most people.
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    Thanks for the feedback, guys. Seen some folks on here talk about using some poly straps from Harbor Freight, so maybe I'll try those...especially since they are only about $4 and already have a loop sewn into one end.

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    ditto. I make mine 14-15 feet and use a constrasting color stiching so if it starts to wear and or break I can see it.
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    Suspension Webbing Length

    If I were to get my own webbing and sew my own loops, do I need to use a particular thread type?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarEagle26 View Post
    If I were to get my own webbing and sew my own loops, do I need to use a particular thread type?
    100% polyester thread is what you want for it's rot, mildew and UV resistance.

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    Also read the part of this starting on p11 about the strength of different stitching patterns.

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    Suspension Webbing Length

    Great info! Thanks, Mouseskowitz!

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    I bought a 4 pack of ratcheting straps from Northern Tool for $9. They are 1" green webbing rated at 900lbs. I think they're 12' long. Even comes with a little draw string net bag that I'm going to re-purpose for my bug net bag.

    I took a dremel and cut the hooks off of two of the straps so the factory loop would be intact. I also sewed a loop in the other end just for the heck of it if I have a really long hang for some reason. If you do sew your own loop in any webbing be sure to use 100% poly thread. won't deteriorate in the elements unlike a cotton thread.

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