Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1
    New Member GiantDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Martinsville, IN
    Posts
    24

    Ridgeline strength?

    I seem to be confused about all the different types of ridgelines. I have some 7/64 amsteel and some Zing-it on the way from Arrowhead. I was going to replace my stock hennessy ridgeline with the 7/64 but I also see people using the Zing-it for the ridgeline. I've read so many posts that I am no longer certain which is better to use.
    The amsteel is 1600 lbs breaking strength. The Zing-it is about 400 lbs breaking strength. Is the 7/64 overkill?
    My thanks to all who can un-confuse me.

  2. #2
    Senior Member angrysparrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    near Memphis, TN
    Hammock
    WB Traveler
    Tarp
    ZPacks CF
    Insulation
    Te-Wa / HG / WB
    Suspension
    Whoopie Hooks
    Posts
    9,686
    Images
    92
    Both are appropriate for ridgeline use.

    The 7/64" Amsteel is stronger than necessary, but it's both thin enough and light enough that there is no reason to avoid it.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

  3. #3
    New Member GiantDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Martinsville, IN
    Posts
    24
    Thanks angrysparrow.

    Just out of curiosity, does anyone know the type or breaking strength of ridgeline hennessy uses?

  4. #4
    Senior Member Ekul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    GA
    Hammock
    WBBB,traveler, hh ULBP mod2 2qzq
    Tarp
    mamba SF mccat
    Insulation
    jrb, yeti
    Suspension
    dutch clips, whoop
    Posts
    382
    Images
    16
    300 pounds was my guesstimate on my HHULBP with i popped mine. If you dont stress it like I did doing something stupid the stock HH ridgeline is fine.

    Why are you wanting to replace the stock ridgeline?

  5. #5
    Senior Member pgibson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    SW Idaho
    Hammock
    Black Bird 1.1 Dbl
    Tarp
    AHE Shangi La
    Insulation
    KAQ Prototype
    Suspension
    AHE Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    5,078
    I talked to one guy who had two of the stock HH ridge lines snap, he said one of them got his wife across the face when it went. I tend to error on the side of OverKill my self but I know that there are some folks using either line for ridge lines.
    Arrowhead Equipment -- For all your hanging, backpacking and Ultralight Fishing gear needs.
    Arrowhead-Equipment.com Tenkara-Fishing.com Visit AHE on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Sign Up for Arrowhead-Equipment Gear News: Click Here

  6. #6
    Senior Member TiredFeet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    MD
    Hammock
    TeeDee Bridge Hammock
    Tarp
    Customized JRB
    Insulation
    Down or IX
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    1,100
    Images
    34
    We use the 1.75 mm Lash-It for our ridge lines. No problem.

    The biggest problem that people make when using a ridge line is to pull the suspension and ridge line tight - Not necessary.

    Only pull the suspension to the point that you have approximately a 25 to 30 angle at the tree when the hammock is occupied. Takes some experimenting but you soon learn approximately how to hang it.

    For our Bridges, we pull the suspension + ridge line tight and then back off about 2" to 3". Works great for us.

    With that, the ridge line is only slightly tensioned when we get in the hammock. With the slight tension we have on the ridge line, even the 1.75 mm Lash-It is overkill.

  7. #7
    New Member GiantDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Martinsville, IN
    Posts
    24
    Thanks, everyone. I've never snapped a ridgeline but due to being "uninformed" for a long time its a wonder I didnt. I know better now and really only use the RL as a guide and a place to hang my book and glasses from. My hennessy didnt come with clear instructions and I used to pull the ropes tight enough to make the RL twang!
    I'll be using the zing-it for an adjustable RL. So thanks again for the quick answers and for the peace of mind!

  8. #8
    if you ever do need to hang from far trees, having the option of a tight hang is nice to have. pulling the rl tight is never the best thing to do, but it's nice to know your rl can handle it if you need it to. i like the 7/64 for that reason.

  9. #9
    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    DIY GreenBeanHammock
    Tarp
    DIY Tarps/HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Frankenquilt/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    15,528
    Images
    62
    I have been playing with opie's whoopie sling ridgeline .... easily adjustable if needed to tweak for a long wide hang. I like it ... like it a lot so far.
    The only lil' thing to watch for on it is not to tighten it all the way on the adjustable end ... hard to get it loose then.
    I will show some of it in a video soonest.
    Shug
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

    Shug's YouTube Videos

  10. #10
    New Member GiantDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Martinsville, IN
    Posts
    24
    Yeah, the max distance I've hung from so far is 25 ft. Had to put the tree straps up to 8 or 9 ft high pushing them up with a stick.

Similar Threads

  1. Strength of tarp ridgeline?
    By Passinthru in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-05-2013, 20:41
  2. Adjustable Structural Ridgeline WEight Strength
    By Darwin S and A in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-11-2012, 11:17
  3. HH ridgeline strength?
    By Ticklebelly in forum Hennessy Hammocks
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-17-2012, 08:29
  4. Strength of tarp ridgeline
    By waddy in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-25-2010, 12:11
  5. Tensile strength of HH Exped Asym ridgeline?
    By Alan in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-02-2009, 19:11

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •