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    Hammock of flag material!!!

    Oh yes I did. I couldn't find any ripstop nylon that was marked 1.9 so I went with what I knew would be strong enough. The flag material is the next step up in weight from the ripstop it seams and has made a really sturdy hammock. I didnt do anything fancy to it yet. I just ran the seems and made the channel for the rope at the top and tied the ball at the ends. It ended up being 60"x132".(please for give my use of all the technical terms lol) I made my own 6' whoopie slings with 8 strand amsteal 7/64 (thats all that West Marine had. They arent far from my house.)

    When I would lay down in my Grand trunk ultra light you could hear it creaking and it just felt small to me so that is why I made this one. There was not one noise or anything out of this one and I tried it out with me and my son in it. (330#) it is also very roomy. All this to say THANK YOU Hammock Forums without yall this would not have been possible.

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    Yeah! I have some of that same ripstop, thinking of making a backpack out of it, it's so sturdy. Good job on your DIY project!

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    Whoa! A back pack! And I was all impressed with myself for sewing a couple of seems!

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    Is the flag material ripstop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jred View Post
    Is the flag material ripstop?
    Yes. My local WalMart is selling partial bolts of ripstop. It's thicker and comes in wild colors. I bought up a bolt of bright orange. I thought if I made my kids some backpacks out of this it would be great for the hunting season.

    I made a prototype hammock out of it too. Very, very durable stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jred View Post
    Is the flag material ripstop?
    IDK but all ripstop is from my understanding is if it starts to tear it will stop and you wont hit the ground. I dont know about you but if my hammock gets a tear I am taking it apart using the material for other things and starting over anyway. With the thickness of this thing I dont think it will tear in the first place but if it does life goes on. I am not a DEEP woods camper anyway, it just means my camping trip will get cut short. It is heavier than ripstop but I am going with a hammock for comfort not weight.

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    You can see a grid pattern in the material if it's ripstop. Those grids of heavier threads are what stop a rip.
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    I'm sorry, I don't see any photos. I can't believe you till I do.

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    Hammock of flag material!!! Ditto on the pics, would like to see the stress load test on the hammock

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    Looks just like any other but the wife did take some pics last night so i will post them later.

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