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    1 inch flat nylon (strapworks) ~3000lb
    1 inch flat polyester (arrowhead) ~1200lb

    Both used with a WB Traveler SL 1.7 w/ amsteel whoopie slings and ridgeline.

    I really couldn't tell any difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountainfitter View Post
    No it doesn't have a structural ridgeline and as you pointed out nylon does stretch and you would think that it would make my hammock have more sag but it doesnt. Its makes it feel flatter. Is it an illusion?
    Well, that may be your answer. Sag = flatness for a diagonal sleeper. In that case, the bit of extra sag you get from the nylon may in fact improve the comfort level for you. Dunno, just pondering out loud.
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    As Cannibal said its the stretch creating more sag for flatness. If you find your ideal sag for the hammock and add a structural RL to keep it at that point the nylon vs poly straps for huggers becomes a stretch if you hang low/weight game. I know this for a fact from messing with my DIY hammock when it didn't have a RL yet, nylon was better until I put on the RL then it was impossible to tell by laying in the hammock which was used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Sag = flatness for a diagonal sleeper.
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    AngrySparrow,

    I assume the reason you didn't feel much difference between the two is because of the difference in weight rating. Your 1,200 lb polyester strap probably has quite a bit more stretch then the one I used at 3,200 lbs. Maybe try attaching your whoopies directly to the tree and compare that to the nylon. Another thing at play could be the hammock I am using. Its made from domestic 1.5oz silnylon 6,6 while yours is a 1.7oz uncoated material. Then again I know that silnylon has higher elastic modulus strength (less stretch) then even a 70d uncoated material so who really knows???

    Cannibal,
    I have always thought a structural ridge-line was over-rated and have never been a fan. I have always noticed the more sag my hammock has the less I lay flat. Too much sag means my head and feet are hanging off. But then again this might explain why the sides are not as tight.

    So it seems there is no scientific answer why this is happening. On that note there is only one last thing to say. If you want to make your hammock even more comfortable, add some stretch into your suspension.

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