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    Doesn't make it lighter, but maybe more versatile.
    I sewed a flat piece of rip-stop on the bottom, using the seam where the two color panels meet on both sides to use for inserting a sleeping pad for insulation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spogatz View Post
    Won't the slap straps stop stretching out at some point?
    Very good question.

    However, I just bought the Marlin Spike Hitch Whoopie Kit from http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/a...s/show/2575039 since everyone recommends swapping the slaps out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spogatz View Post
    Won't the slap straps stop stretching out at some point?
    A nylon expert might correct me on this but.... Nylon shrinks back to its original shape when the tension is let off of it, so the straps will keep stretching and shrinking f\over and over again forever. They might stop stretching at some point during the night while youre in the hammock, but the process will start all over again the next night
    with two m's, like "hammock."

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    I'm not a nylon expert either, but that is exactly what mine did every time I used them.
    Got whoopies now, but I really wanted to like those slap straps. If I could find some from no-stretch poly they would work fine. I don't think the lighter users have much problem with stretch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesthemmingway View Post
    A nylon expert might correct me on this but.... Nylon shrinks back to its original shape when the tension is let off of it, so the straps will keep stretching and shrinking f\over and over again forever. They might stop stretching at some point during the night while youre in the hammock, but the process will start all over again the next night
    You're correct! The worst is when you knot two pieces of nylon together to get a longer strap. It stretches during the night. When the tension is off in the morning, it immediately tightens back up, making the knot next to impossible to undo! I about cut my straps when I did this one time. I had to work at one knot for an hour with a screwdriver.

    Another option that has the adjustability of the Slap Straps Pro but with poly is the Kammok Python straps. I much prefer them over the ENO straps & they're very convienent. I got a set last year. I liked them so much, I got a couple more pairs two weeks ago. The perfect set of straps for my car trunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesthemmingway View Post
    A nylon expert might correct me on this but.... Nylon shrinks back to its original shape when the tension is let off of it, so the straps will keep stretching and shrinking f\over and over again forever. They might stop stretching at some point during the night while youre in the hammock, but the process will start all over again the next night
    You're correct! The worst is when you knot two pieces of nylon together to get a longer strap. It stretches during the night. When the tension is off in the morning, it immediately tightens back up, making the knot next to impossible to undo! I about cut my straps when I did this one time. I had to work at one knot for an hour with a screwdriver.

    Another option that has the adjustability of the Slap Straps Pro but with poly is the Kammok Python straps. I much prefer them over the ENO straps & they're very convienent. I got a set last year. I liked them so much, I got a couple more pairs two weeks ago. They're a little heavy for backpacking, but, they're the perfect set of straps for my car trunk.

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