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    Is the webbing you use ,nylon or polyester, or polypropylene ?

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    Most people use polypro. Nylon webbing seems too stretch too much.
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    Yeah, poly-pro for me as well. Polyester would be best but I could get black Poly-pro easier and cheaper and it works about as well. I've not had any break or stretch noticeably.

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    Speer has 30' polyester on sale for like $7... 15 minutes on a sewing machine, and you're all set...

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    I cant sew though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stonecold View Post
    I cant sew though!
    Contact Paul, @ AHE...he'll make 'em up for you.
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    I just tie an overhand knot in the end to make a loop. It wastes a couple inches but it's a no-sew way to go and hasn't failed me.

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    So is polyester the stronger, better ,less stretch fabric over polypropylene and nylon?

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    Polyester is the best choice. On the stretch-o-meter

    Polyester: -------------------------
    Poly-pro: -----------------------------
    Nylon: -----------------------------------------------------------

    Give or take a -

    My choice for polyester was mainly ease to obtain it (I included it in a materials order from one of my business suppliers) and the cost savings to outfit 4 hammocks at one time. You can get polyester straps at home centers but they will usually be brighter colors, if that is a factor.

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    if you have access to a dremel tool then getting ratchet straps and simply cutting off the hook is the way to go. then you have a sewn on loop all ready to go on polyester webbing. that's what i did.

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