I'll soon post an image of a drum with the nylon strap on my website. I'll let people know once it's there. Free samples of the strap (within the USA) are also available. Anybody interested can email me.
Good luck w/ it.Nylon's notorious tendency to stretch is more trouble than it's worth--as it stretches you tighten,as you tighten yous gots to be good enough to ensure the tension on the puri,as w/ conventional leather is same & equal all the way around.To much trouble for me to compromise a good puri for.Nylon's got a good shock load though.Mountain climbers appreciate that.If this stuff can mimick 1st Quality leather strap's "stand-on & stable" attributes, & pay out it's stretch at a similiar or slower rate,then you are on to something my brother.
There are two kinds of nylon rope that are important. One is climbing rope which has stretch shock stuff so when you fall it isnt so rough. But there is repelling rope which stretches none at all. I have seen this type used to tie and tune African Djembes. So I dont know. When I get the sample in the mail Ill check it out. Thanks.
Indeed, some nylon webbing has a stretchiness that would make it quite unsuitable for using on tabla. However, after using this strap on numerous drums and observing its performance over time, I have noticed that it has less elasticity than traditional rawhide tabla strap. I love using this stuff on my drums. It has made maintaining them so much easier.
Buddhistmonk... Sound like you're interested in receiving a sample, but I'm not sure I received your mailing info to send it to you. Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org