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    Has anyone made anything from the 2.8 oz nylon DIY has? I was thinking of making a SS hammock from it, I made one from the 1.7 oz they had a while back and although it is a nice hammock, I just don't like the feel of it. Have any of you used it and what are your feelings about it?
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    I have made two hammocks out of it. Look at the thread in my signature for some pics. I have only had a cheap hammock from eBay made from the crinkle taffeta stuff and the 2.8 for my DIY's, so I can't comment on how it feels in comparison to 1.7 or other ripstop, but I really like it. It works perfectly for my double layer design since the second layer doesn't hold any body weight, and I am about 275(Right now!). I would imagine it would have a less slick feel than ripstop. It is breathable even though a little heavier. I think it is a heck of a value.

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    Thanks, the 1.7 oz has a very slick feel to it, a while back DIY had some 1.9 in a dark green second and it had an almost brushed feel like suede. I fooled around and by the time I was ready they didn't have enough. I hoped the 2.8 oz might have a nicer feel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryBunk View Post
    Thanks, the 1.7 oz has a very slick feel to it, a while back DIY had some 1.9 in a dark green second and it had an almost brushed feel like suede...
    Probably the difference between calendared and non-calendared.

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