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    Even though slap-straps don't really have a place in hammocking....

    they make EXCELLENT dog leashes!
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    Yeah, the Slap Straps aren't so good. Yeah. I don't think I'd use them anymore. Oh and I'm going to need you to work on Saturday. Yeah, that'd be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Yeah, the Slap Straps aren't so good. Yeah. I don't think I'd use them anymore. Oh and I'm going to need you to work on Saturday. Yeah, that'd be great.

    It's only an addiction if your trying to quit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Yeah, the Slap Straps aren't so good. Yeah. I don't think I'd use them anymore. Oh and I'm going to need you to work on Saturday. Yeah, that'd be great.

    Awesome Hooch
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    I switched to webbing SMS setup and now son uses the slap straps since he is only 40lbs.

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    What is the best replacement for slap straps? I haven't had trouble with mine at all but I want to lighten my overall load on ENO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imropincows View Post
    What is the best replacement for slap straps? I haven't had trouble with mine at all but I want to lighten my overall load on ENO.
    Polyester is the best material to use. It's durable, strong as heck, abrasion resistant and... NO STRETCH. Some folks say get webbing off ratchet strap. I'm not a fan of that idea since some ratchet straps use nylon, but there are options out there. I know a couple of guys who make them and that sell polyester webbing (yes, that's a wink), but no matter what you get, where you get your webbing or straps or what you pay, get polyester. There are a lot of good vendors out there. Just don't buy "straps" and end up getting them in to find out they use weaker polypropylene or (like the ENO Crapstraps) stretchy nylon.
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    I went camping with my friends GMarc and KYBob. As soon as I saw GMarc's slap straps, I gave him some whoopies and polypropylene tree straps from strapworks.com.

    KYBob complained that there was nothing wrong with the slap straps as long as they were pre-stretched, that they didn't need to be replaced. Well, he woke up in the middle of the night on the ground. Turns out he was using nylon tree straps as well. He's too cheap to ever upgrade, so I guess I'm gonna have to make a donation to the KYBob Hammock Hanging Foundation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrianb View Post
    Polyester is the best material to use...

    Just don't buy "straps" and end up getting them in to find out they use weaker polypropylene or (like the ENO Crapstraps) stretchy nylon.
    I've never had a problem with the polypropylene straps I got from strapworks.com. You think polyester is that much better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    I've never had a problem with the polypropylene straps I got from strapworks.com. You think polyester is that much better?
    There are overlaps in quality, I'm sure. But, assuming good quality of both, polyprop wins for price, but not for strength per wt or for durability.

    I've been watching the strands of cheap and cheeful --and bright turquoise -- Samson polyprop single braid 1/2" line break up over 9 months of weather and nightly use. So, I retired it.

    But, then, I've seen the polyester seat-belt I've touted fail also, because of the woof ends abrading at the edge, and the fine warp threads coming completely loose and undone.

    The last thing you want to experience is the way dyneema and similar fail, just falling apart from fatigue after creeping from long term stress exceeding 30% of breaking strength. -- nothing we have to worry about; just describing a failure mode.

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