I performed a dynamic breaking strength test of two reinforcement patches that wrapped around opposing corners of a puke yellow colored piece of 1.9 ounce uncoated ripstop nylon parent fabric.
Photos using my recently acquired $100,000 super-high speed (explosion analysis certified) camera* are shown below:
(1)In one corner, wearing black trunks, is a wrap around patch made of two inch wide adhesive backed insignia cloth with stitching added.
(2)In the other corner, wearing nearly clear trunks(yuk) is a wrap around patch made of two inch wide strapping tape with stitching added.
(3) Third photo shows testing mechanism. A forty pound bag of lime is in the bucket. Lime bucket was lifted approximately 1 foot and dropped during test.
(4) Fourth photo shows what happened.
This was really fun! I'm sooooooo happy to be retired and to have the time to do this sort of thing.
Other things being equal and given only two choices I would use adhesive backed insignia cloth for corner reinforcements instead of strapping tape.
This concludes my analysis (line stolen from Mr. Bean)
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*Just kidding about the camera.