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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff-oh View Post
    If you shift your weight to one end or the other then it will load up that side a bit more but not enought to worry about. i.e if you shift such that load is at the 1/3 - 2/3rds point then the load in the straps changes ~3%. not enough to fret over.
    Thanks for providing the percentage of change in the load on the straps/whoopie slings.

    What about the ridgeline? Would Zing-It, etc be sufficient or would I be better off with Amsteel? I would like to go as lightweight as possible but I don't want to sacrifice the integrity of my suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SutterButtes View Post
    Thanks for providing the percentage of change in the load on the straps/whoopie slings.

    What about the ridgeline? Would Zing-It, etc be sufficient or would I be better off with Amsteel? I would like to go as lightweight as possible but I don't want to sacrifice the integrity of my suspension.
    Zing-it/Lash-it are fine as long as the load and suspension angle are not too extreme. Something in between would be Dynaglide which is a popular, lighter-weight yet very strong material. There are people who use 2mm Dynaglide as PRIMARY suspension!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoulder View Post
    Zing-it/Lash-it are fine as long as the load and suspension angle are not too extreme. Something in between would be Dynaglide which is a popular, lighter-weight yet very strong material. There are people who use 2mm Dynaglide as PRIMARY suspension!
    Dang I haven't posted in a LONG time...but I have to chime in here. 2mm Dynaglide is precisely what I have been hanging from for the last 10 years or so, it is MOST definitely good enough for the ridgeline. If I thought my hands would handle Slingit, I'd hang on that too...though I'd always be cautious...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoulder View Post
    Zing-it/Lash-it are fine as long as the load and suspension angle are not too extreme. Something in between would be Dynaglide which is a popular, lighter-weight yet very strong material. There are people who use 2mm Dynaglide as PRIMARY suspension!
    I hung on Dynaglide for two seasons. First with Loop Aliens and then with a set of UL UCRs. I still carry the UCRs in case I need some extra length..


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