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    thin spectra webbing

    Does anyon know where to buy the thin 1/2" spectra webbing used in climbing slings, (mammut?) It is ridiculously strong, and more importantly not stretchy. I know it comes on some cool colors, I would love to find 40'-50' of it in OD & black, I thnk that I could rig an integral ridgeline & suspension system w/ aluminum rings, the webbing would also be the tree-hugger" portion of the suspension and go around tree and back to the double rings to be cinched and backup-knotted.

    It may not be cheaper than whoopie slings, but as a single continuous piece with a couple knots it should be VERY strong and stretch resistant...

    Just need a source for continuous stuff, the climbing community tends to sew (bar-tack) this stuff as it can be slippery (too slippery to tie and un-tie for each climbingsetup) , so manufacturers may not want to sell it by the foot,

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    Depending on how much you want you could head on over to thomasnet. Most manufacturers of product where they keep on "on-hand" supply of will sell by the bulk quantity, in this case probably a spindle and I wager most cordage is wound in 500' lengths.

    If you're looking for a custom width them pricing and minimum quantity tend to go up substantially.

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    1022, the other spectra web thread had a link to buy webbing in bulk. The first entry by preachaman. But that was an old thread, may not be up to date?

    http://www.yatesgear.com/climbing/slings/index.htm or click it here. scroll down a little.
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    Thanks

    The Yates link looks promising, that could be it

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    How sure are you about the non-stretch??

    When I was still using webbing, all of the spectra climbing webbing I could find was a mixture of spectra and nylon and all of the descriptions stated that they incorporated the nylon to provide stretch.

    Things may have changed since I was looking though.
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    1022, I was thinking about this today..why webbing? It seems like a lot of extra bulk and weight, IMO. The same results can be had with amsteel or dynaglide, at a fraction of the weight. A couple of short sections of webbing for tree huggers, and cordage for everything else is a popular choice for a reason.

    but hey, hang your own hammock.
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    Did you ever get the webbing. I need to replace out mine and am thinking about ordering some for an upcoming trip. Yes other options may be lighter. But not by much or enough for me to switch right now. Like the ease of my current setup. Circa 2007 hammock forums.
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    1022 go check out bally ribbon www.ballyribbon.com they have webbing of all sorts dont know if you can get it by the foot or not but they have all kinds of webbing including climbing webbing.
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    I ended up canibalizing some older climbing gear. (questionable for taking lead falls & impact, but OK for static hammock loads. I wanted to make skinny/lightweight tree-huggers. I bar-tacked a 2" loop in each end so no knots are needed. I use the resulting "dogbone" sling in several configurations as a tree hugger.

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    Did you ever get the webbing. I need to replace out mine and am thinking about ordering some for an upcoming trip. Yes other options may be lighter. But not by much or enough for me to switch right now. Like the ease of my current setup. Circa 2007 hammock forums.

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