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    Tubular nylon straps

    I know that conventional wisdom is that nylon straps stretch more than polypro but I was looking at straps dot com and according to that site tubular nylon straps only stretch approximately 2%.

    That's only 2" for an 8' strap. Surely that would be fine for tree huggers when only a fraction of the total length would be available to stretch anyway.

    Am I thinking right or am I missing something?

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    I don't understand the attraction of tubular straps as opposed to flat straps. Not saying there isn't an attraction... I just don't know what it would be. I use polypro and have never had a complaint.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Hmmm 2% stretch at what % of breaking strength?

    All the tubular nylon I've seen has been rather heavy.

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    It's just a local availability thing for me Rev. I don't really care either way just would like to support local guys.

    Good question, Oh No, I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbo_c View Post
    It's just a local availability thing for me Rev. I don't really care either way just would like to support local guys.

    Good question, Oh No, I don't know.

    Jbo
    as good attraction as any. Thanks for the comment.
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    I don't think that there is much of a difference between the nylon vs polyester for use as tree straps. For its intended purpose of distributing the pressure over a wider area, you would want to use a wider flat piece of webbing instead of a tube, though.

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    The tubular nylon is much heavier that standard webbing. But it will work just fine.
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