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    Strength of typical 1.5" nylon webbing?

    I have some off-the-shelf nylon webbing, olive green that I picked up at an outdoors store.

    It's 1.5" wide.

    What would the typical strength rating of this be?

    And what's the typical strength rating of 1" wide webbing?

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    Strength is probably not as much of an issue as stretch. Nylon stretches badly and does not "stretch out". If you are just using it for tree huggers of 4-6' it problably would be fine. But for suspension straps I would suggest you look at the polyester/polypro webbings
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    Strength is probably not as much of an issue as stretch. Nylon stretches badly and does not "stretch out". If you are just using it for tree huggers of 4-6' it problably would be fine. But for suspension straps I would suggest you look at the polyester/polypro webbings
    Yea. I got 1.5" seat belt webbing, started with my "tush" about 3' from the ground*, each peice was less than 12" from the trees, 1 tree is 2' around the other 2.5'. I then sat in my hammock, Did not go to ground, but I stopped sitting (stood back up) about 6" from the ground, & there was still plenty of stretch left in those straps.

    Also, Avoid climbers webbing like the plague, it is designed to stretch!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    Strength is probably not as much of an issue as stretch. Nylon stretches badly and does not "stretch out". If you are just using it for tree huggers of 4-6' it problably would be fine. But for suspension straps I would suggest you look at the polyester/polypro webbings
    I didnt even realize there was a difference between the webbings, thats some handy knowledge, thanks. edit: nevermind the question, quick search directed me to strapworks.com, heh.
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