Recovery Straps are usually a heavy duty nylon or polyester strap that can stretch and spring back to
original length. The combination of the recovery vehicle pull and the tension in the strap creates a
‘snatching’ effect that can pull a stranded vehicle free from being bogged or unable to move under its
own power. When used in accordance with these guidelines, vehicles may be recovered with minimal
injury risk to people or damage to vehicle equipment.
More Info on the correct usage of Snatch Straps can be found here