I don't remember exactly...they weren't cheap. When I get on my laptop, I'll look it up.
This seems to be the simplest solution to this problem so far. I have an REI near me, so I'm excited to try this on my hammocks and post some pics.
Petzel makes an alloy D-ring that weigh's a little more than the climbing biners I stole from a buddy. One works well, but I'm waiting for the second to arrive. There is still a slight calf ridge but it's largely reduce. Must be a function of the foot box. I'll post pics when I get the second one.
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Directionally challenged...comicly so.
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Part of advancing the knowledge is being open about things that were less than successful. I fell prey to chasing the weight genie on this one.
I had some 1/2 inch aluminum tubing around the house and tried to make a mini spreader bar. After cutting and drilling the bar weighed about one ounce. Recognizing that the holes could present sharp edges, I spent considerable time filing them to avoid them. I even tried heat shrink tubing to protect the amsteel. No luck. I think the tubing wall was just to thin to avoid cutting through the heat shrink. Haven't totally given up, but some more thought needs to go into how to avoid putting a knife against my suspension.ImageUploadedByTapatalk1358258671.238810.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1358258686.408026.jpg
To the pessimist the glass is half empty, to the optimist half full. To the engineer the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
You basically need a long tubular grommet. I have never actually seen or used one just saying.
Not sure of the wall thickness of your tubing, but after trying some wood dowels, spreader bars have a lot of force on them. underneath.
The first ones I made were of 5/8" oak dowels 9" long and one dowel weighs 1oz.
I don't have the biner in hand, but I'm guessing 2", maybe a little less. It's adequate for my GTUL, but was all jammed up when I tried it on an ENO DN.
Does size matter? I think so, at least, to a point. I'd like to try something bigger, just don't know what that "something" might be. The D ring HMH mentions sounds promising, but I don't understand how he's using it. Staying tuned...