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    Lightest ridgeline?

    I just got a GT UL and I'm going to use Dynaglide whoopies for the suspension.

    What is the lightest line that can reasonably be used for a ridgeline?

    -jeff

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    Since a ridgeline doesn't support too much weight, anything that holds more than 50lbs or so will work. You could probably use Zing-it or Lash-it.

    Personally, I use paracord.
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    I believe kelty trip tease would work too...Unlike paracord it's static, making it less likely to change length as you apply weight/ or pressure to it...
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    I like my Dynaglide. Easy to see and it gives me extra of the good stuff around if I end up in a bind. Just sayin's all...
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    TrailH4x makes a great point about having a built in backup for you main whoopies. And you really should stick with something that can handle at least a few hundred pounds load minimum and is static. There have been folks repot of breaking stock HH ridgelines. They are supposed to be rated to 300 pounds. The ridgeline will be taking at least the hangers weight and depending on suspension angle even more. Just like the suspension lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    TrailH4x makes a great point about having a built in backup for you main whoopies. And you really should stick with something that can handle at least a few hundred pounds load minimum and is static. There have been folks repot of breaking stock HH ridgelines. They are supposed to be rated to 300 pounds. The ridgeline will be taking at least the hangers weight and depending on suspension angle even more. Just like the suspension lines.
    That was the tipping point I was looking for. Expect my order for Dynaglide whoopies and ridgeline shortly.

    -jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roundtrip View Post
    That was the tipping point I was looking for. Expect my order for Dynaglide whoopies and ridgeline shortly.

    -jeff
    You won't regret it. My ridgeline started at 35' (way too long). It's shortened several times since as my camp mates broke tieouts, cinch cords, webbing, etc. It's getting near time to restock...
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