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    Senior Member Hototo's Avatar
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    Looking for alternatives to slap strap pros...

    I'm currently just starting out with my hammock setup. I've always been a tent camper and after experimenting with my Eno Dn this past summer I realized I was in love. However, after several hangs between the same trees I noticed the same settings I always used were producing different results. To get to the point, my concern is the Eno slap straps that I purchased with the hammock. They seem to have some ( I mean a lot) stretch and not to sound picky but I've always wanted a set of straps with the same strength but no stretch . I have been reading about so many alternatives here in the HF and a lot of folks have many different favorites for many different reasons. Im overwhelmed and not sure what to get. So I'm looking for some ideas. I'm not concerned with weight, color, style or anything else, just want no stretch or at least less stretch than what I have now. And i don't want to just buy something without knowing all the alternatives available. Any thoughts?

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    Go to the hardware store and get you a couple of ratchet straps, like you would use to tie something down in the back of a truck. Cut the hooks off, and look up how to tie a marlinspike hitch.
    Vice-Chairman, Palmetto State Hangers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gresh View Post
    Go to the hardware store and get you a couple of ratchet straps, like you would use to tie something down in the back of a truck. Cut the hooks off, and look up how to tie a marlinspike hitch.
    What he said... Walmart has some good ones, $10ish you will get two 15 feet straps which is almost double what you need but I still carry the full length in case those trees are WAY far apart...
    Live, Laugh, Love, if that doesn't work. Load, Aim and Fire, repeat as necessary...

    Buy, Try, Learn, Repeat

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    If it was me, however, I'd stay away from any straps made of nylon so you don't repeat your stretching problem. I ordered 13 ft of 1 inch POLYESTER straps from strapworks and then sewed on my own loops on the end. I'm very pleased with how they perform.

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    I have some experience here, let me help...you can try a dozen different ways to skin a cat, to save 4 or 5 dollars. Do it right the first time, call Arrowhead equipment, polyester straps with 2 eyes .50 a foot.

    No stretch, made for the job...

    swank

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    Tell you what. If you Paypal me the cost of shipping, I'll send you one of the simplest setups around as I have an extra or two.
    http://warbonnetoutdoors.com/acces.php

    If I can find em, I may also send whoopie slings...

    If youre interested send me a PM.
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    If you're going to be using the carabiner that comes with the DoubleNest to hook into your straps, the Atlas Straps sold by ENO are specifically made to work with that, as are the Kammok Roo Python straps.

    However, there are easier ways to skin that smoke wagon. If you want the easiest in adjustability, look into ordering either the Arrowhead Equipment cinch buckle kit or the Warbonnet Outdoors adjustable webbing suspension. Both will require a climbing-rated 'biner or Dutch Clip to go around the tree (or, you can unthread and rethread the buckles each time you hang; not particularly hard to do that, but you can use the 'biners that came with the hammock instead), but are the easiest to use of any suspension that I've seen. Not the lightest, nor the least bulky, but you stated that you didn't mind that, so...

    Hope it helps!
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    ENO also makes something called the Atlas strap. There is no stretch in it and it works with the ENO stock set up well. Only draw back is, like the ENO stock set up and Slap Straps, it is not light if you are back packing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swankfly View Post
    I have some experience here, let me help...you can try a dozen different ways to skin a cat, to save 4 or 5 dollars. Do it right the first time, call Arrowhead equipment, polyester straps with 2 eyes .50 a foot.

    No stretch, made for the job...

    swank
    What he said! Only 6 Bucks a pair 7 if you want them longer! And learn the Marlin Spike Hitch then you can use almost anything as a toggle or go for one of Dutch's solutions from Dutchware.
    Then when you're ready upgrade to Whoopie Slings and ditch those sharp, bulky beaners.
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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    Kammok Python Straps

    The Kammok Python Straps are similar to the Eno Slap Straps, but do not stretch.





    Dimensions: 0.75" x 10' (1.9cm x 300cm)
    Weight: 12oz (340.19g)
    Max weight capacity: 500lbs total 250lbs each (113.40kg)
    Material: tree-friendly UV treated polyester tubular webbing
    High tensile strength bar-tack stitching
    Daisy-chain construction with 18 attachment points
    Stuff sack: 100% nylon 70-denier ripstop shell with DWR finish (1,000mm)

    All seams double stitched with reinforced stress points
    Drawstring cord includes a reflective tracer (ideal for low-light conditions)

    (2) Python Straps™ per set
    Designed by KAMMOK in Texas - Made in China

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