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    webbing at REI

    How does this webbing compare to what Speer sells. This is military spec webbing

    http://www.rei.com/product/472006



    Use this tubular webbing to create your own runners or slings in just the lengths you need.
    Tubular construction: nylon fibers are woven into a tube, then flattened to form double-layer webbing
    Meets industry-standard military specs for breaking strength and resistance to abrasion

    Specs: 1-Inch Military-Spec Tubular Webbing

    Specification Description

    Strength 18.1 kilonewtons


    They also have elastic cord that you can buy per foot

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    It would work but tubular webbing tends to be a little heavier than needed. Does it say what it made of? Most tubular webbing I have seen is nylon which stretches and it makes it a bad choice for support lines.

    I would recommend polyester webbing. It has very little stretch and should be more abrasion resistant.

    The best place I have found the elastic cord, or shock cord, is Ebay.
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    The non-tubbing climbing webbing I got at an outfitter came out to almost twice as heavier as the Speer webbing.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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    Looks interesting though. It would be nice to have a local source for webbing.

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    I recently bought some to make support lines for my HH. I'll let you know how it works.
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    My REI has lots of webbing, shock or elastic cord on rolls. They also have poly webbing which I didn't see on their website. I might have over looked it.

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    Tubular nylon is definitely strong enough, but is pretty heavy and stretches. The weight can be avoided by using smaller webbing, but in my experience anything made for climbing is going to stretch a LOT. It's made that way in order to compensate for really high dynamic loads, like from a fall. The nice thing about Ed's webbing is that you know it's light and it's not going to stretch much - before you buy it.
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    The REI 1" tubular webbing is what I am using. Fifteen feet weigh in at 6.2 oz.
    I weigh 230 lbs and have experienced some stretch but I just snug it up once using the ring buckle system and I am good to go. There is no slip through the rings. I have read about people ending up on the ground due to slippage so I did the slip knot thing and they were in exactly the same position the next morning.

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    Unless I am figuring wrong, that is still a lot more than the Speer Webbing. I weigh 220+ and am using his 1" webbing without any issues as of yet.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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    Is Speer webbing & Hennessy tree hugger webbing the same material?

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