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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainFeist View Post
    I'm ordering 1 of each color (2 of the red)... if there were more colors, I'd probably order them , too!
    Yep, I emailed with Nick recently and he said that until his stock gets low, there probably won't be a restock of colors anytime soon. Oh well, once the new colors come in, I'll just pick up a few more to complete my set!

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    What's next? Ti Turtles?

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    Actually only ordered 1 red and 1 purple (for now,) because I also ordered some other stuff from him... cool stuff in his store! Next order I'll get the green, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TominMN View Post
    What's next? Ti Turtles?
    Actually aluminum is about half the weight of titanium and a whole lot cheaper to manufacture. I've considered doing a limited titanium batch, but with a higher price and higher weight I'm not sure if there would be enough customer interest to justify it. If people really want this option I can give it more thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fugalster View Post
    Actually aluminum is about half the weight of titanium and a whole lot cheaper to manufacture. I've considered doing a limited titanium batch, but with a higher price and higher weight I'm not sure if there would be enough customer interest to justify it. If people really want this option I can give it more thought.
    I was mostly joking, going for the play on words, a tiny bit of alliteration.

    I could imagine a market for a slightly larger version. The recent thread about using them on a bridge comes to mind. Maybe there are other applications as well. Don't know if a larger version would require ti to be strong enough for suspension use.

    I really like them. They work well and they're fun besides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fugalster View Post
    Actually aluminum is about half the weight of titanium and a whole lot cheaper to manufacture. I've considered doing a limited titanium batch, but with a higher price and higher weight I'm not sure if there would be enough customer interest to justify it. If people really want this option I can give it more thought.
    Any guess as to the weight limit of Aluminum vs titanium?

    ...not weight difference between the two but how much they'll support.

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    Have to believe that ti would exceed the limit of 7/64 amsteel!
    Last edited by TominMN; 04-06-2021 at 17:32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fugalster View Post
    Actually aluminum is about half the weight of titanium and a whole lot cheaper to manufacture. I've considered doing a limited titanium batch, but with a higher price and higher weight I'm not sure if there would be enough customer interest to justify it. If people really want this option I can give it more thought.
    From my perspective and use, the TT fits into the UL suspension arena. Given that, if it’s lighter, cheaper and there’s not reports of rampant failure using the aluminum, I wouldn’t be overly interested in ti Turtle Ties.


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    Quote Originally Posted by packman9000 View Post
    Any guess as to the weight limit of Aluminum vs titanium?

    ...not weight difference between the two but how much they'll support.
    The turtle will slip long before the strength of the metal is reached. But let's suppose you tied them in such a way that slipping was impossible.

    Because it's a closed shape (as opposed to a hook which is an open shape) these can withstand well over 1,000 lbs before taking a permanent bend in the metal. I've not tested to those loads, bit I have done calculations and figure it's on par with 7/64 amsteel.

    If they were made out of titanium they would take about 3-4x more load before bending.

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    Thank you, that's just the info I was after.

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