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    Senior Member cameronjreed's Avatar
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    Uncoated 1.9 ripstop vs. Uncoated 1.1 ripstop

    I have made hammocks of 1.9oz. uncoated ripstop and they seemd to hold me up just fine. I wonder if I made a hammock of 1.1oz uncoated ripstop would it hold me? (200 #) Would it stretch more than the 1.9oz? Anyone else tried it and noticed anything different from 1.9?

    Also, where can I get the CC buckles? I want to give them a try.

    Thanks.

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    You can get the buckles from here. I'll defer to other's experience with 1.1 vs. 1.9 ripstop...


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    My first DIY hammock was made from 1.1 and it always made me nervous and I weigh about 170 lbs. The material in my 1.1 is really thin looking and could my hand through the fabric. It always held me but I feel much safer hanging in the 1.9oz hammocks.
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    I have a DIY double layered hammcok made out of 1.1 and it holds my 280 lb body ok so far. AS for a single piece of 1.1. or 1.9, go with the 1.9 as you have A LOT less to worry about when it comes to tearing your hammock body. Although 2 pieces work great.
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    last year i made a one layer hammock out of 1.1 & it lasted several months, & i really liked it....
    until one night i slammed into my hard wood floor
    it ripped just before the gathered fabric entered the knot. unless it's 2 layers, i think i'll stick w/ the 1.9oz.
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