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    One thing to remember as well is that nylon stretches and then relaxes back to original length ready to stretch all over again. There are some strong reasons why the far majority (my guess is over 90%) of hammock hangers use polyester.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    One thing to remember as well is that nylon stretches and then relaxes back to original length ready to stretch all over again. There are some strong reasons why the far majority (my guess is over 90%) of hammock hangers use polyester.
    Well what can I use 600 feet of nylon webbing for?

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    what color is it? You could maybe make a sort of pack strap net to hold things to a pack frame? or a cargo net style hammock.......just for kicks... lots of lashing straps for gear sacks........

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    If you can put your MSH really close to the tree it will virtually negate any stretch. Being nylon is why people recommend against using the ENO slap straps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edgeaddict View Post
    Well what can I use 600 feet of nylon webbing for?
    Exactly!
    It would be different if you were asking what to buy, but you have the webbing already, so go ahead and try it out.
    My guess is that most hammockers haven't compared nylon and polyester webbing for suspensions, but have just followed the 'collective wisdom'....
    Nylon webbing usually has 10-20% elongation at the breaking load. For your webbing, the loading will be 1/10 of the breaking load, or less, so I don't think the elongation will be a big deal.

    And, yes, with use the webbing will get 'stretched out' and 'set' a bit - this has nothing to do with the fibers stretching, but is the result of the weave tightening up - it varies with the weave style IME, with flat webbing being tighter-woven than the softer tubular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VictoriaGuy View Post
    Exactly!
    It would be different if you were asking what to buy, but you have the webbing already, so go ahead and try it out.
    My guess is that most hammockers haven't compared nylon and polyester webbing for suspensions, but have just followed the 'collective wisdom'....
    Nylon webbing usually has 10-20% elongation at the breaking load. For your webbing, the loading will be 1/10 of the breaking load, or less, so I don't think the elongation will be a big deal.

    And, yes, with use the webbing will get 'stretched out' and 'set' a bit - this has nothing to do with the fibers stretching, but is the result of the weave tightening up - it varies with the weave style IME, with flat webbing being tighter-woven than the softer tubular.
    Thanks for that input. I'll just give it a whirl. Does anyone know of any sites that provide cold hard data on stretch and strength of different flat webbings?

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    There is a lot of guessing going on. Your weight rating is quite high on it so it may be fairly dense stuff. Some nylon webbing has less than 5% and some loose weave has ...lots. Some won't stretch at all till it gets wet.

    Just try it and see how it goes. I currently use some 1200 lb rated high density thin nylon straps and they have no stretch.
    Sooo try it and see...

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    I am not sure why the exsperianced folks that have been at this for year are "guessing"....I think that most are relaying actual anacdoatal exsperaince. I have tested close to a dozen diffrent webbings of all major material types over the past 6 years. The first straps I used myself were nylon...left me laying on the ground in a matter of very little time and when I got out of the hammock in the moring I watched as it slowly raised back up in the air as the straps relaxed back to original lenght.

    There are all sorts of good used for nylon...most of us would say that hammock camping is not one of them.
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    I am not sure why the exsperianced folks that have been at this for year are "guessing"....I think that most are relaying actual anacdoatal exsperaince. I have tested close to a dozen diffrent webbings of all major material types over the past 6 years. The first straps I used myself were nylon...left me laying on the ground in a matter of very little time and when I got out of the hammock in the moring I watched as it slowly raised back up in the air as the straps relaxed back to original lenght.

    There are all sorts of good used for nylon...most of us would say that hammock camping is not one of them.

    Take a look around the forum. This is not the first time this discusion has been had around here.....there are proably no less than 50 of these threads in the last year...let alone 10.
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    nylon webbing is really useful for MOLLE gear if you are into tactical gear.
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