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    New product for Figure 9 users

    I know there are quite a few people here, myself included that really
    dig their hammock setup incorporating Nite Ize Figure 9 rope tighteners.

    Has everyone seen the new Gen of Figure 9 products?
    http://niteize.com/productdetail.php...product_id=157

    Now comes with a carabiner on one end. Even more utility, and added
    security for people concerned with losing them.

    They now also come in black, both new and standard version.
    I did search before posting this. I apologize in advance if this is redundant 'old news'.

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    no, i had not seen that. i like it!
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Those are pretty cool. Would make an interesting suspension system if it were much, much stronger and bigger.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    yeah, no kidding, the weight limit on the old ones is so small for how beefy they are. they do look pretty solid, i wonder if they are indeed much stronger than stated. has anyone tried to see if it will work for the suspension? they are metal after all.

    i think i'll go try.


    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    Those are pretty cool. Would make an interesting suspension system if it were much, much stronger and bigger.
    Last edited by warbonnetguy; 08-25-2007 at 02:11.

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    well i tried it, and it held, i even bounced moderately (would have bounced hard, but i don't want to collapse the celing in my garage). i'll have to ask my fiancee to look and see if it flexes when i bounce, i couldn't see any flex from the hammock.

    this is the old fig. 9 rated to 150# and weighing 29 grams.

    i used a slightly different wrap than is directed to create more holding power on the line. i definately think a covered line would be best due to those sharp teeth.

    i'll post this info on the ring buckle thread too.




    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    i think i'll go try.

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    Man that is good news. How much do you weigh?
    If you don't report a failure in the next day or two, I think I will order up
    a set of the large carabiner version and try it out.

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    Turk,
    just did some more testing, i filed the bottom three teeth off the 9, so it is just a v-slot, my line is all the way at the bottom of the notch now, and the line can now run freely without getting snagged on the teeth. (the way i tie goes through the teeth first). this may or may not be the best way(no teeth at all), but it still holds, the advised wrap won't even hold 20# with teeth removed.

    i started by just rounding the teeth a bit, this seemed good b/c the rope in the notch alone would still hold the unweighted hammock, nice b/c you could go back and forth once or twice adjusting it to get the ends right, and then lock it off when you're done, but even with the round teeth you have to pull it out of the slot to make an adjustment, which isn't that big of a deal, but i wanted to see if it would still hold with no teeth so i filed them the rest of the way off, and now the rope pulls freely through the notch for adjustment purposes and still holds when wraped, but won't hold the weight of the unweighted hammock unless the wrap is finished, so a person might have to wrap and unwrap a couple of times to make any adjustments.

    the more i think about it, it's probably fastest to file them so that they don't damage the rope, but leave enough so the line in the notch alone holds the unweighted hammock, and just pull from notch to adjust, that way you only tie the wrap once, when you're done adjusting, instead of once for every adjustment.

    don't even bother with the caribiner 9, it's twice as heavy. i connected the regular 9 to one end of a tree strap via 6" of cord.

    i'll probably try this on one end of my suspension to see how much i like it compared to my regular knot.

    160#

    pics on the way.
    Last edited by warbonnetguy; 08-25-2007 at 02:29.

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    hey, good info guys. keep us filled in on that deal. sounds interesting.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    hey slowhike, what do you think about moving this to the ring buckle thread, i've been double posting this there.


    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    hey, good info guys. keep us filled in on that deal. sounds interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    hey slowhike, what do you think about moving this to the ring buckle thread, i've been double posting this there.
    i think i could do that, but maybe it would be better to direct people reading the ring buckle thread over to this thread w/ a link.
    that way we could keep the different adjustment systems somewhat separated, even though we've started talking about using the fig 9 as a hammock suspension.
    what do you & the others think?
    of course that thread has become as much about the cc buckle, etc as the ring buckles???<g>
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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