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    zing-it vs 550

    i am thinking about making a hammock. why do i need to use zing-it
    rather than paracord? will paracord stretch? help me out, thanks.

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    Yep para cord will stretch

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    Paracord is okay for whipping the ends, maybe okay for a ridgeline,, but you don't want to use it for suspension.


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    Paracord is like climbing rope-its designed to stretch under tension, to avoid breaking. Its a shock absorbing cord. A few people here have not heeded the advice of the wise ones, and attempted making a hammock with paracord, and it didnt work, due to the inherent stretching properties. So, stick with Zing it

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    When you say "Use Zing-It" what do you mean? For suspension? Ridgeline? or to make a net hammock from?

    Either way, Zing-it is too weak to reliably use as suspension (unless you're a real lightweight). Like others have said: paracord stretches. It's ok as whipping or ridegeline (not a lot of tension on a ridgeline). But using it for hammock suspension could cause it to drop you, or stretch overnight...

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    so i am searching thru the diy section so forgive me if its already out there but i want to do a gathered end...... kinda like a eno, and i may add a bug net like the HH. so what materials do i need?

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    yeah i got the plan down but i need to know where to get the materials.... the ripstop and the zing it. and is there a tutorial out there for a tarp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phataux View Post
    yeah i got the plan down but i need to know where to get the materials.... the ripstop and the zing it. and is there a tutorial out there for a tarp?


    Tarp plans and here is a great place for materials. Can't forget the Zing it either.

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    awesome thanks

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