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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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    ok, here's some pics and more info,

    tried the small 9's. i gave them the bounce test, they did not fail, which is suprising, although as you can see from the pic, they did bend quite a bit, what i think is interesting is that rather than bend open, they bent closed, so much so that i had to pry them open with pliers to remove the rope. i then bent them back to the deformed position for the picture.

    these things are TINY, which makes me think the big ones are plenty strong.

    here's a possible setup with each end of the hammock consisting of a 6' tree strap and 8' of line. (14' total length @ each end)

    12' of 1" owf polyester tree straps=74g
    16' of 3mm yale vectrus 12=29g
    large regular fig. 9=31g x 2=62g

    total=165g/5.9 oz.

    the different wrap holds alot more securely than the one they show on their website, with their wrap, it's the teeth that hold the rope, which can't be good. i didn't try their wrap at all, just assumed it would shred my rope. after i filed the teeth all the way off the nine, i tied their wrap, and it slipped with just a pull from my arm (10-20#), whereas the new wrap still holds nicely with no slipping.

    i attached the nine to one end of the tree strap with a double sheet bend, and the nine to the other end of the short rope with a clove hitch.
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    hey turk, i cut off quite a bit of unnecessary metal. a set of 2 can be about an oz lighter.

    introducing the fig. 9 especial
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    Last edited by warbonnetguy; 08-26-2007 at 11:54.

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    you are my new hero.

    Way to take one for the team buddy. Anyone crazy enough to
    play lab rat and be the first to hang from the mini figure 9's is
    top notch in my books. Nice pics.

    I am still going to order the carabiner type large figure 9's as I can
    see some multi-use potential. thanks for showing us all how its
    done. I will also try the regular large though I weigh a bit more,
    I don't think I am worried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    ok, here's some pics and more info,

    tried the small 9's. i gave them the bounce test, they did not fail, which is suprising, although as you can see from the pic, they did bend quite a bit, what i think is interesting is that rather than bend open, they bent closed, so much so that i had to pry them open with pliers to remove the rope. i then bent them back to the deformed position for the picture.

    these things are TINY, which makes me think the big ones are plenty strong.

    here's a possible setup with each end of the hammock consisting of a 6' tree strap and 8' of line. (14' total length @ each end)

    12' of 1" owf polyester tree straps=74g
    16' of 3mm yale vectrus 12=29g
    large regular fig. 9=31g x 2=62g

    total=165g/5.9 oz.

    the different wrap holds alot more securely than the one they show on their website, with their wrap, it's the teeth that hold the rope, which can't be good. i didn't try their wrap at all, just assumed it would shred my rope. after i filed the teeth all the way off the nine, i tied their wrap, and it slipped with just a pull from my arm (10-20#), whereas the new wrap still holds nicely with no slipping.

    i attached the nine to one end of the tree strap with a double sheet bend, and the nine to the other end of the short rope with a clove hitch.
    Warbonnetguy,

    Your wrap in the pictures is different from the manufactures wrap..... do you see some extra value in your wrap approach ? ..... is it possible that your version accounts for any or all of the figure 9 distrotion?

    Pan
    Ounces to Grams.

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