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    ul straps any one?

    seriously, What are y'all using for ul straps, you know the part that goes around the tree. I have been using ones I made out of the webbing of and old black bird. They are 3oz and I cant have that. Any ideas out there, amsteel would cut in to the tree I think and I don't want to that.

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    3 oz isn't bad for huggers. you could possibly shorten them. Another option is to use sticks as hugger. Just jam a bunch of stick in between whatever suspension you have and the tree. It is kind of a pain though and unless you do it real well it will damage the tree bark more than webbing.
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    I think the poly ratchet straps from Harbor Freight are lighter than that. They're not quite as beefy as the straps that come with a WBB but they work great!

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    BWDD sells two different weight straps. I've been using the lighter weight ones with no problems.
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    I sometimes look at my dog's leash and wonder if a 3/4" polypro leash would work - built-in loop and all....

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    I carry 6-foot tree huggers from Arrowhead. They weigh 44 g (1.5 oz) each like yours. I think that's pretty light. As mentioned earlier, you could shorten them. There is a product called CordStrap we use where I work. I think is weighs less per foot that the webbing we are all used to. Here's a link: http://www.cordstrap.net/Products/St...Composite.aspx

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    My 6' hugger made from BWDD's 1500# webbing weighs 44.5g = 1.57oz.

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