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    I just found this place
    http://www.sturgesstraps.com/recreational.htm
    but they aren't open right now.
    It seems they would carry everything for DIY.
    Perhaps even the 1/2" flat polyster discussed in the other thread.
    BUT it might be to manufacturers only.
    Anyone dealt with them?

    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    i think about that every time i ride by harbor freight now... i just can't quite get past the yellow color
    i wonder if it would take dye<g>?
    Not well - strapworks says that the polyester webbing they sell in various colors is dyed and that polyester doesn't take the dye well - it will run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    ....but from what i understand, strength wise strongest is nylon, polyester, polypro. ..
    All of the references I have seen list nylon and polyester equal in strength. Tubular nylon is stronger than flat polyester, but then so is tubular polyester.

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    i think nylon and polyester are alot closer to each other as polypro is alot weaker. i think they make the polyester a bit thicker/heavier to achieve the same strength as the same width nylon version, so nylon is a bit stronger # for # but i could be wrong, because i'm not positive. i think it is pretty close though, it's odd that it's harder to find, it seems people have a much better variety of nylon and polypro. as for the strapworks, that stuff is 3500#, i don't know the strength of my 1.5" flatweave nylon, but i don't think it's near that much, which means it's probably quite a bit heavier as well. i would think 1500 lbs would be plenty even if you planned on putting a larks head around the tree (like a knott reduces strength).1500# polyester webbing would be less than half the weight of the strapworks, but i'll bet the stronger polyester would stretch less than weaker. also someone mentioned sturgesstraps, they have large minimum orders. i've got 4 or 5 different samples from different places coming in the mail as of today. hopefully i'll find something good...Brandon

    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    All of the references I have seen list nylon and polyester equal in strength. Tubular nylon is stronger than flat polyester, but then so is tubular polyester.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    Not well - strapworks says that the polyester webbing they sell in various colors is dyed and that polyester doesn't take the dye well - it will run.
    yeah, i figured not. but i'll probably try some of the 1" polyester from one of the other places headchange mentioned.
    the extra strength will allow me to hang from trees farther apart when i need to.
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