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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?
    I've never had a problem with my polypro straps as far as stretch. They may stretch some with first use but unlike nylon they do not have high memory so they don't restretch every time. Polypro is more affected by abrasion than polyester and tends to weight somewhat more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    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.
    You want to gift KYBob with a home made article of underwear, traditionally made of a waistband and a "Y-shaped strap". Tell him you made two of them, one for you and one for him. But, they're both made of nylon strap, you found from experience that yours stretched under load in no time at all,

    "But, Bob, "YMMV""

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    For the cost it's so easy to convert to adjustable webbing. Issue gone, don't ever have to worry about stretch again. I seriously recommend moving on, just for that reason. HYOH

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    Thanks, I contacted Brian from, "butt in a sling" and he was awesome. I ordered their Bias suspension system.

    Next question, tarp?

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    A quick clarification... Polypropylene is good. I happen to think polyester is great. Polypro's UV breakdown, abrasion resistance and overall strength for weight are not up to polyester. Polypro has a lower melting point. A lower strength to thickness ratio. Both are equally non-stretchy (actually, polypro is as stretchy as nylon, but once stretched, it doesn't have "memory" like nylon, so it stays stretched and never does it again).

    That said, I'd take polypro all day long and twice on Sunday over anything other than polyester. It's far superior to nylon.

    Any material will fail over time with use, stress and exposure. My experience is that high quality polyester can take more use before failing. I think polypro is good. Just not as good.

    Imropincows... got your order and will get it out this week. You'll enjoy whoopies and toggles once you get used to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imropincows View Post
    Thanks, I contacted Brian from, "butt in a sling" and he was awesome. I ordered their Bias suspension system.

    Next question, tarp?
    A good, cheap tarp is a the Guide Gear 12x12 from www.bargainoutfitters.com.

    I got one as a backup and it's done great. Light, comes with guy lines and stakes and its own bag. I am sure others have other great ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger1dd View Post
    Even though slap-straps don't really have a place in hammocking....

    they make EXCELLENT dog leashes!
    yep. some pieces of my slap-straps tuned into a rifle sling the other day.
    with two m's, like "hammock."

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