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    strength of large figure 9

    I've been using the large caribiner clip figure 9 on my hammock line (not tarp). I've used it 5 nights now with no issues, no appearance of any issues, but I remember reading a while back these things weren't meant for that sort of load. Anybody else using this? Am I due a big thump?

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    load limit

    I am not sure what the load limit is but I have hung in mine before and I am just shy of 190. I did not notice any stress on anything either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormcrow View Post
    I am not sure what the load limit is but I have hung in mine before and I am just shy of 190. I did not notice any stress on anything either.

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    I'm using one at #210, no issues yet

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    This is what I'm using... (caribiner version)

    http://www.niteize.com/productdetail...product_id=156

    Couldn't find a "big" size. Same rating as the regular figure 9 large, 150#.

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    Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    "Big" size is rated @ 300#
    Is that static weight or dynamic weight? Is that with the test weight hanging straight down, or at an acute angle from horizontal?

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    Here is a picture of the large fig9 lifting 900 pounds. It did start to cut into the rope though.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...&cutoffdate=-1

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...&cutoffdate=-1

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    different forces

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Here is a picture of the large fig9 lifting 900 pounds. It did start to cut into the rope though.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...&cutoffdate=-1

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...&cutoffdate=-1

    You can hand on them no problem
    I'm using a CARIBINER version of the figure 9. It does help to see that a similar product by the same manufacturer which is similarly rated to 150 lbs is able to lift such a large amount of weight over its rating.

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