When I ordered mine from Whoopie Slings, in the dynaglide whoopies description it states that there is a 200 pound limit on the dynaglides, so I went with the Amsteel.My weight fluctuates between 195 and about 205 so I went with the safe route.
Although, if my wife decides to try out a hammock, I can get her the dynaglides... I need to get some for my son's DIY hammock too...
I like to GT, that is what all 3 of my girls have.
I'm well over the 200 pound limit and have been using Dynaglide Whoopies for quite some time with my GTUL with no problems at all.
In another thread, someone is hanging with suspension parts made of gutted paracord 550.
And a 50 lb fish can be caught on 10lb test line.
G.L.P.s suspension was the first I bought. Of Amsteel Blue, no matter the orange color associated with Dynaglide.. As OP posted earlier, the available weight savings are proportional to quantity of it. If OP already liked the hand feel and safety margin of 1/8", he's already gone past 7/64", weighing perhaps 50% more. So, he'd like to know that if he falls back 2' on his hammock, his body is much less likely to snap the suspension and he his back.
Funny to urge on-the edge weight-savings while at the same time confident that a well-sewn channel -- and that would be with triple stitching, the right thread, and the right tension -- is less secure and safe than a Warbonnet-style knot.
Oh, and I like that G.L.P - made gray-white 1.7 oz ripstock hammock, too. Not that my 160lbs challenge the capacity of the 1.1oz GT Nano he once listed his as patterned after.
Just picked up a Grand Trunk UL.
I have a Hennessey Ultralight backpacker asym tarp, does anyone know on a scale of 1-10 how this tarp would rate for this hammock. I could pick up WL Tadpole or Etowah tarp if I need to, but for weight saving purposes would this work? Basically looking for coverage from rain, not so much wind.
Nice little hammock! I used mine quite a bit while tent camping before I got into hammocking full time. I recently found I can't quite sleep comfortably in it for very long unfortunately. I may give it another try sometime. I like how it stuffs into itself with the attached pocket, which is also nice to keep a few things handy (flashlight, glasses, etc)