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    Broken continuous loops

    I have had two continuous loops break on me. Last night it happens while I was in the hammock. I have a hammock gear hammock and I use dutchware beetle buckle suspension. Not sure what is going on and if anyone else has had this problem. Oh, I weigh 215 so that shouldn’t be an issue. Also, without doing any research of my own, does anyone know who make the strongest loops so I can order some replacements. Thanks

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    Someone else had a similar experience recently so it seems as if there might be a bad batch of CLs "out there"!

    There are YT tutorials on how to make your own, if you're so inclined. Very easy project if you've got a bit of amsteel and some florist wire.
    UL, because nobody ever asks "How can I make my pack heavier?"

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    I just ordered some 1/8 ones from dutchware. Saw it had a breaking strength of around 500 lbs so hopefully that works. I was afraid to move last night in my hammock, lol

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    Honestly, I’d contact HG and ask them about this. As mentioned above, this isn’t the first incident.

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    LINK for recent similar incident.......... Vendor not mentioned.
    UL, because nobody ever asks "How can I make my pack heavier?"

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    Truth vendor must be notified before someone gets hurt
    I use Dutch's CL and I'm 280
    100's of hangs zero issues

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    How did they break? Did they truly break or just come apart/undone? The previous failure was because the splice came undone. I too nearly had this happen on a whoopie sling I purchased because the vendor did not use a locked Brummel on the eye loop. Luckily I learned of a potential issue and caught it before it came loose.

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    This is not encouraging.

    I had a Hennessy rope break on me once. Didn't drop me to the ground, there was white material inside a sheath that held me after dropping me about a foot. I determined that there was a less than smooth piece of metal that I was hanging from that caused it. I added biners and have had no follow up problems. I am still hanging from HH ropes and other webbing from 13 years ago and it has not dropped me yet. Even including the thin nylon webbing from Claytor in which I have knots form a Bowline and the slipped 1/2 hitch plus some knots to slow down water wicking. Knots are supposed to weaken rope and webbing. I do wonder how much longer it can hold me, it is about 12 years now.

    But 2(or is it 3?) bad CLs in a short time makes gets my attention.
    Last edited by BillyBob58; 09-10-2019 at 20:49.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoulder View Post
    LINK for recent similar incident.......... Vendor not mentioned.
    Looks like he had a hammock gear hammock too

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