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    Dyneema vs Vectran vs Technora

    Hey Everybody,

    Here is a question for ya...cost and availability aside.

    Dyneema vs Vectran vs Technora...which is theoretically the ultimate choice for Hammock Suspension and why?

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    Go find the spec sheets on the various brands and check the base material. That is your answer. Each manufacturer has it's name for each base material. For example Amsteel Blue is the Sampson rope trade name for UHMWPE based cordage. Once you understand the various names you are throwing around you will have your answer.
    YMMV

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    Vectran is advertised as having less 'creep' than Amsteel. Whether it does or not, I've found Amsteel to be better for splicing. The holes I've made (e.g. for the bury in a whoopie sling or UCR) open up in Vectran more markedly. Might be that it's a looser weave, I dunno. I stick with Amsteel now.

    Don't know anything about Technora.
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    Dyneema or Spectra, which are brands of UHMWPE fibre win hands down over the others.

    Vectran and Technora are brand names too and 'cousins' so to speak of Kevlar and heavier, weaker and bulkier for the same strength.

    Its not just about ultimate strength either, UHMWPE has other benefits such as UV, chemical, abrasion resistance, lack of self cutting and low temp performance.

    Googling will tell you more

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