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    3/4" webbing for 160lbs ??

    Trying to lighten my load by a few ounces....anyone ever used 3/4" webbing for tree straps?

    I have 24 ft from REI climbing department, I weigh 160lbs....

    thanks,
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    Check with REI on the breaking strength. Best rule of thumb is 10-to-1.

    Also, if it's nylon, it will stretch. Not good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazz1111 View Post
    Trying to lighten my load by a few ounces....anyone ever used 3/4" webbing for tree straps?
    I use 3/8" mule tape and I've got 40 lbs on you. You will get some stretch if it's nylon climbing webbing.

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    nylon= big nono. Stretches... and stretches.. and stretches. Ive dropped almost two feet over the course of the night back when i used nylon. If you want light weight, try polypropylene as it is (i believe) lighter weight than poleyester.
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    so......the stuff I got at REI is nylon??? dang if that is the case....

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    Taken from http://www.strapworks.com website:

    3/4 Inch Flat Nylon facts:
    Thickness of 0.070 to 0.075 of an inch
    Breaking strength of 2375 pounds
    Melting point of 480 degrees Fahrenheit

    3/4 Inch Lightweight Polypropylene facts:
    Thickness of 0.040 of an inch
    Breaking strength of 450 pounds
    Melting point of 330 degrees Fahrenheit

    3/4 Inch Heavyweight Polypropylene facts:
    Thickness of 0.060 of an inch
    Breaking strength of 675 pounds
    Melting point of 330 degrees Fahrenheit

    Patterned Polyester facts:
    Thickness of 0.04 to 0.065 of an inch
    Breaking strength of 2598 pounds
    Melting point of 500 degree fahrenheit
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    I made some 20mm wide tree straps from 750kg mil spec polyester webbing for wrapping round the big old gnarly caledonian pines I regularly hang from.

    No stretch detectable and 14g/metre.

    I don't use them on soft barked smaller trees though, they mark.

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    great stats on the webbing.....

    It looks like I got the wrong stuff....

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    saving weight on tree straps

    This is a great question. Whats the thinnest lightest webbing for tree straps that can handle the stress and load.

    For example on strapworks.com it lists polyester webbing; the smallest is 3/8 inch. thickness of 0.040 of an inch, breaking strength 1500 pounds.

    I'm thinking further weight savings is possible by using longer amsteel whoopies and shorter webbing for tree straps. I can avoid using metal biners to clip the webbing, and be sure the toggles are light as possible.
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    Let's remember that the 1" width webbing was selected to protect the tree, not because it was required for strength. 3/8" webbing may not protect a thin bark tree.

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