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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    the 1" camo polyester webbing from www.owfinc.com is rated to 2000#, and is very light and low stretch.

    if you can't sew loops, a local seamstress could do it in about 5 mins, probably for very cheap.

    if you order the webbing from www.strapworks.com you can have them sew the loops for you for less than 5$ extra, but they only have 3500# polyester webbing which is almost twice as heavy.

    i would go with sewn loops for 2 reasons. sewn loops are stronger than knots, and it is much less bulky. if you wrap the tree and thread one loop through the other, a sewn loop is easier to pass through and take out than a big fat knot.

    go with polyester though. nylon sucks b/c of stretch and polypro is weak for it's weight. 1" polypro (heavy weight) is only rated to 800#. sounds like alot, but i think slowhike broke some. bet he had sewn loops too, knotted would break even easier. remember, forces involved are much higher than actual bodyweight due to the angles involved with a hang.

    I just bought some of that 1" camo polyester webbing. I really like it.
    Slowhike you still thinking about getting some?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    I just bought some of that 1" camo polyester webbing. I really like it.
    Slowhike you still thinking about getting some?
    yep. how much did they charge for shipping?
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    should be about 5$

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    we were talking at hot springs about how useful it would be if testing could be done on some of the available webbings, in a way that tests to the breaking point w/ no other interference (knots for instance).
    several tests for each type webbing would be reassuring.
    if anyone wanted to get set up for that, i'm sure others would help defray the cost.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    we were talking at hot springs about how useful it would be if testing could be done on some of the available webbings, in a way that tests to the breaking point w/ no other interference (knots for instance).
    several tests for each type webbing would be reassuring.
    if anyone wanted to get set up for that, i'm sure others would help defray the cost.
    most webbings are strength rated, i bet you would find similar results. i think a sewn loop is only 90% or so as strong as the breaking strength of the webbing.

    i think it would be interesting to do a test about how much force is on a weighted suspension compared to the actual weight of the user.

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    Shipping was $4.60
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    i was trying to remember what was said about the other poly webbing that OWF offers.
    i saw that it was about twice as expensive. what about the color & the weight.
    warbonnet, did you get the rating of the camo by calling them?
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    the camo, i was told, is rated to 2000#. i weighed it at 6.125g/ft.

    the other stuff is way heavier. even heavier than the strapworks if i remember corectly



    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    i was trying to remember what was said about the other poly webbing that OWF offers.
    i saw that it was about twice as expensive. what about the color & the weight.
    warbonnet, did you get the rating of the camo by calling them?

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    Welcome Rick,
    I have used the stock Huggers both ways and it works. If the ends are away from the tree it's easy to move the hammock up or down the tree if you need to. If they don't completely wrap around the tree use a couple sticks under the webbing to make it easier to tie through the loops.

    That being said, I've switched to rings and/or buckles many months ago. I have both systems on different hammocks and like them both but lean more toward the cinch buckles. Matter of fact, I just helped a lady here convert her HH to Ring Buckles yesterday.
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    I just bought a few different lengths and diameters of tree huggers and carry them around with me. The flexibility that gives me in choosing trees and setups is worth the extra few ounces to me.

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