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    question on straps

    I have ordered my rope, cinch buckles, & carabiners. That leaves me with the webbing. I am lookin at getting 2, 10' sections thru strapworks. Before I did, I wanted to consult the oracles here at HF. I was going to get 2, 15' sections, with loops sewn on the ends of both lengths. I was a little concerned about being able to fit a loop thru the buckles.... will the looped webbing fit thru it ok, or will it be too thick to slide thru? Also, how wide should I have the loops sewn? I figured 2" but didnt want to order, in the event that there was something that I had not considered with a 2" loop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traviso71 View Post
    I have ordered my rope, cinch buckles, & carabiners. That leaves me with the webbing. I am lookin at getting 2, 10' sections thru strapworks. Before I did, I wanted to consult the oracles here at HF. I was going to get 2, 15' sections, with loops sewn on the ends of both lengths. I was a little concerned about being able to fit a loop thru the buckles.... will the looped webbing fit thru it ok, or will it be too thick to slide thru? Also, how wide should I have the loops sewn? I figured 2" but didnt want to order, in the event that there was something that I had not considered with a 2" loop.
    The looped webbing will fit through the buckles with no problem at all. Also, you can choose any loop length you like, so long as a biner will clip through it.
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    Your good to go

    I just redone all mine tonight. I ordered 2 straps 12' long. I ordered the ones that had the loops on them and got the loop sewn at 1". The biners fit perfect in the 1" loop. Also, I didn't see a problem with the loop on the other end going throughthe cinch. You'll love that set up.

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    thanks guys!

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    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...&searchid=3233

    Here's pic of one similar to mine. I also sewed another loop on the other end of the strap which BTW is less than a foot long. I attach the other end to my hammock with a short length of cord. I then have my 12' foot strap run from the tree to the cinch buckle. It's a sweet little setup.

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    Good call, long straps are fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    Good call, long straps are fantastic.
    So after all your time on the trail, with the variety of trees and and circumstances that you encountered when setting up your hammock, what do you consider the best length for suspension webbing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    So after all your time on the trail, with the variety of trees and and circumstances that you encountered when setting up your hammock, what do you consider the best length for suspension webbing?

    If memory serves me correctly my straps are 15 feet and my guy lines on my tarp are 12 feet. I may be a little off, but hopefully not.

    With that I can hang in a lot of spots others can't. I got tired before seeing a cool spot and not being able to hang there either from the distance or the diameter of the trees. For some reason I like hanging on older trees. More of a feeling like I am being a part of something for the night that has been there awhile.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Check this stuff out. I bought a hundred feet
    http://www.strapworks.com/Heavyweigh...ene_p/htp1.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    If memory serves me correctly my straps are 15 feet and my guy lines on my tarp are 12 feet. I may be a little off, but hopefully not.
    i agree... that's about the length i use on my tarp & hammock.
    i'd rather have that few extra feet of length to give me options.
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