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Old 06-08-2009   #1
 
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Has anyone used their 1" polypropylene cam straps before?

They are not as strong as the classic blue NRS straps, but the ratings seem fine for general strapping stuff to the oar frame use.

They have a sweet deal on a package of 24 straps (six 2ft, four 3ft, four 4ft, six 6ft, two 8', and two 10ft) for $50 that looks really tempting. I am heading off on a 5 day San Juan trip in July and I don't want to be short on straps.

Rafting Guide's Strap Kit

You can even get them is hideous colors your friends won't steal.

Anyone have experience with their products? Looks like they sew all their own stuff, so even experience with their other products is worthwhile input.

Thanks,

George

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Old 06-08-2009   #2
 
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I bought some webbing from them, I make my own straps. I am not satisfied with it, cut out all the buckles and replaced with NRS webbing, which comes in some colors, fortunately the ones I wanted! VERY happy with NRS quality. The weave on the strapworks was too loose, after one day the straps used for the frame already had begun to "melt" at the D ring. NRS's are a nice balance between a tight weave, but not too tight.
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Thanks for that feedback.

I think I will steer clear of the Strapworks stuff and stick with the tried and true NRS straps.
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Old 06-08-2009   #4
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River Rat Ray

The absolute best straps (and other gear) that money can buy:

Tuff River Stuff Extremely Tough River and Camping Gear

I think his straps cost a bit more than others but are hands down the best.

He uses a different buckle than anybody else and sometimes uses really flat woven "seat belt style" webbing. Call him up and talk to him about his gear. He's an old river rat that makes all his own stuff in Salida, CO.

I have some stuff I got from him over ten years ago and it is still going strong.
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Old 06-08-2009   #5
 
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I've used strapworks for years and have never had a problem with the quality of his straps or buckles (I have over 50). He usually ships the next day and sometimes has great deals if you check the specials section. The heavy weight straps aren't as heavy as NRS straps but I've never had one fail. I never had any of my straps melt, but they did leave some strap imprints on my newly refinished spare oar.
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Old 06-08-2009   #6
 
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I have had no problems with my straps from Strapworks. The best part is that no one really wants to take the hot pink straps I have and if they do, I will know!
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Old 06-08-2009   #7
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We are testing the polyester straps from strapworks (stronger and softer than polypro). We got the custom sublimation design that has our company name on it to reduce the disappearing strap syndrome. So far so good! I'll take some pics on tomorrows trip and post them wednesday.
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The absolute best straps (and other gear) that money can buy:

Tuff River Stuff Extremely Tough River and Camping Gear

I think his straps cost a bit more than others but are hands down the best.

He uses a different buckle than anybody else and sometimes uses really flat woven "seat belt style" webbing. Call him up and talk to him about his gear. He's an old river rat that makes all his own stuff in Salida, CO.

I have some stuff I got from him over ten years ago and it is still going strong.

EZ has got it right. River Ray is the man for straps and everything else he sells is top shelf.
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How does River Ray compare to Stitches-n-stuff?
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How does River Ray compare to Stitches-n-stuff?
I have never purchased anything from Strapworks or Stitches-n-stuff. My only comparison to River Rays stuff is DRE and NRS. Rays stuff just seems to be a little beefier. I have an "everything bag" for both my rigs as well as several other items as well as lots of straps. They are all bulletproof. Not that someone else is not doing the same thing. I just like buying from him and he is close by. And like EZ indicates "He's been there and done that"
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