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    So, where does crinkle taffeta fall on the chart?

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    Crinkle taffeta is available in several weights, but if you're referring to the Polyester Crinkle Taffeta tablecloths available from tableclothsfactory.com, they normally run in the neighborhood of 2.5-2.6oz/yd.

    Many of the Nylon Crinkle Taffetas I've seen weigh approx 2.2oz.

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    Looks good to me. I'd definately use this for my next DIY.

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    PapaSmurf....Nice chart, I like that.

    In regards to the crinkle taffeta, my son and I have been in it together a lot (Thank God not to sleep!) But that is a total of 375lbs in it....and he does this all of the time, I think to just try to give me a heart attack, because then he'll start really swinging it high. That is some heavy duty force going on there and we have yet to crash through it. We've shockingly slid the suspension down the tree a good foot before it luckily caught. He has pulled this stunt on me more times than I can count It's just food for thought....well, not really food

    Lets see what he thinks when I crawl into is 1.1oz nylon prized hammock and do the same to him .....ok, lets face it, I'm not going to even try that stunt. That's just pushing the hammock Gods entirely too far.

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    DivaB,
    Here's a photo with 520lbs in a single layer of Poly Crinkle Taffeta.


    Most of the fabrics are capable of far more weight than the ratings on this chart.

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    Great chart-------really simplifies things!
    “The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.”
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    I made a few revisions and tried to replace the image.
    Looks like I messed it up, so here's the new one.

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    How much fabric (approx.) is required to make each version of your Dream-Hammocks? This would help in determining the weight penalty of the various fabrics versus comfort and the advantage of double layers. Thanks!
    John

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    This brings up a question for me. What is the life span of these various fabrics?

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    Great Chart, really appreciate you putting this together.


    Loking at this made me wonder if you could combine different weight fabrics when constructing a DL hammock (e.g. 1.1 & 1.6). If so how would you calculate the weight ranges? Or is this approach not considered a good practice?
    Last edited by Black Foot; 11-13-2012 at 16:14.
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