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    load question

    What do you think the max load would be for a double-layer, 1.1 ounce, nylon ripstop hammock?

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    About 260 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bleemus View Post
    About 260 lbs.
    Thanks, is there a reference I could check for loads and various materials?

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    I just used the info at the bottom of this page.

    http://warbonnetoutdoors.com/blackbirds.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bleemus View Post
    I just used the info at the bottom of this page.

    http://warbonnetoutdoors.com/blackbirds.php
    Thanks, that works!

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    Surely it depends on the manufacturer and their particular construction techniques ?

    You could get very different results from something like Brandons work compared to a cheap Thai import for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    Surely it depends on the manufacturer and their particular construction techniques ?

    You could get very different results from something like Brandons work compared to a cheap Thai import for example.
    Who's Brandon?

    Also, I'm making these hammocks myself so I was assuming that the whipping would be the same whether or not I used a 1.1 or 1.9 ounce fabric. I was just trying to decide between the two. Since you bring it up, though, what construction techniques would increase the load?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwig View Post
    Who's Brandon?
    He is the one who make's all this! http://warbonnetoutdoors.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky Bear View Post
    He is the one who make's all this! http://warbonnetoutdoors.com/
    lol. ok. I've definately had my eye on those hammocks but didn't know what his name was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    Surely it depends on the manufacturer and their particular construction techniques ?

    You could get very different results from something like Brandons work compared to a cheap Thai import for example.
    It also depends on the type of 1.1oz ripstop nylon used. There is the normal type 6, then the high tenacity type 66. (better quality).
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