View Poll Results: What length Tree Straps do you use?

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  • 5 feet or less

    36 19.35%
  • 6 feet

    65 34.95%
  • 7 feet

    16 8.60%
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  1. #31
    Senior Member ArcsandSparks's Avatar
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    I have a set of 5' and 6'...I made a set of amsteel extenders too. I had to improvise with paracord in the past, so a very limited weight penalty for a double fixed eye of about 18'' is a nice thing to keep in the bottom of the pack..

    I hope I don't have to carry 12 footers in the future...then again maybe I will want to.
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    12' here and that's too short at times. PNW trees are monsters, especially the old growth.
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    I have a 6' and an 8' (one of each, not two pairs) for west coast trees. I once needed to use a tree (doug fir) that was 12'+ in circumference, and this worked fine because my amsteel suspension lines were long enough to make up the difference. That's one reason I really like a tree strap/amsteel line setup tied with a figure 8 lash (like stock Hennesseys I think) - for the weight I get a lot of flexibility in tree size and spacing.

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    i find that 2 meters is suficient for the trees in my area. And since im in canada i dont need to deal with this whole "feet" conundrum of yours because ive got the metric system

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    I carry one strap extender as well
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    Recently switched from 6' to 8', with Whoopie Slings. Sometimes the trees are bigger or the spread is not optimal.
    The Older I get, the Faster I use to be.

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    Mine run about 5ft. I made my whoopies very long, so the tree straps only need to reach aroumd the tree. I carry other things with me that I will use in a pinch should the straps come up a little short.

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    Mine are 5 footers but I carry a 3' section of amsteel with a fixed eye at both ends.
    The 5' straps will go around a 1.5' diameter tree which is as big a tree as I can get my arms around.

    But, as in real estate, location - location - location! There are plenty of managable trees up and down the eastern seaboard from Florida to New England which is where I hang.

    Note to self: If I ever hang in Oregon, take a whole roll of strap with me
    Mike
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    The trees our here get pretty big so I have a secondary set of 5' to go with the original set of 7'.

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    Mine are about 6', due simply to having found a deal on a 12' ratchet strap that I cut in half and sewed loops on. I would like to have something a bit longer though.

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