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    Tubular webbing?

    I went to sun & ski this weekend, and bought 30ft of tubular webbing, thinking it's so thick it'll hold up. Well, now I'm a little bit worried about it stretching, since I'm about 250, and will be hanging down hill due to the terrain. Do you guys think I'll be OK or should I get something else?
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    As long as its poly and not nylon. Heck.. even if it is nylon, it will still work.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    It is more imprtant to know what it is made of. Tubular nylon is commonly used for climbing. It is heavy, very strong, and stretches. Now stretching can be a little bit of a pain but if you know it will stretch you can hang it a little higher until you get come Polyester ro polypropylene. Harbor freight supposedly have cheap ratchet tie downs that you can use.
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    Polyester is the best imo, I like the 1" seatbelt webbing from strapworks because it is a little lighter than the regular polyester and almost as strong.

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    You might also find poly-propylene webbing at a Horse Supply store. Poly-pro is the compromise between inexpensive stretchy nylon and a bit more expensive polyester.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavscout View Post
    You might also find poly-propylene webbing at a Horse Supply store. Poly-pro is the compromise between inexpensive stretchy nylon and a bit more expensive polyester.
    Polypro is also lighter, so If you are not heavy like me it might be your best option.

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    The tubular will work just fine. You will get some stretch overnight. I used this type of webbing for a few months and it worked really well. When you get more time swap it out with some 1" polyester seatbelt webbing 8.00 for 30' from Ed Speer.

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    Ratching tiedown straps have worked very well for me. I use the orange ones from depot and I cut the metal hook off and waaala instant suspension with very little stretch. Speer hammocks has quick turnaround on his poly webbing FYI.

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