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    What width amsteel for suspension?

    I'm switching to whoopies (god they are easy). I want to order some amsteel.

    I need specifics on what is suggested for the whoopies. And also if a different size is used for the ridge line.

    Secondary question would be what stores would sell this or is it best to go the ebay route?

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    7/64" or some use 1/8" amsteel. Not sure on the ridgeline. I just made one last night and used the 7/64, as that is what I have. Some are using, I think, 2.2mm line. Someone will let you know. I got mine here. They were offering a discount if you tell them that you are from Hammock Forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunnr72 View Post
    7/64" or some use 1/8" amsteel. Not sure on the ridgeline. I just made one last night and used the 7/64, as that is what I have. Some are using, I think, 2.2mm line. Someone will let you know. I got mine here. They were offering a discount if you tell them that you are from Hammock Forum.
    Thanks that's a good price for a lifetime supply. I found a site that sells by the foot but its pricier and no color options. www.berkeleypoint.com/products
    Interesting titanium products too.

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    You can buy it by the foot, you don't have to buy a full 600' roll. The first time I bought 200'. The price still good, just not as good as the 600'
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    7/64 should be plenty strong enough. I used the same for my ridgeline. I was only getting a little (I think 100'), and I went with one of the advertisers here. I think here: http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/a...s/show/1613432

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    my whoopies are 7/64 - ridgeline is "zing-it" 1.7 dyneema
    amsteel and zing-it are trade names for cord made from dyneema fiber

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    Agreed 7/64 for suspension is plenty, though you can go with 1/8 if your the nervous type. Zing it/Lash it 2.2 or 1.75 are most common for rigelines as it doesn't need to be as strong, but 7/64 works too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunnr72 View Post
    7/64" or some use 1/8" amsteel. Not sure on the ridgeline. I just made one last night and used the 7/64, as that is what I have. Some are using, I think, 2.2mm line. Someone will let you know. I got mine here. They were offering a discount if you tell them that you are from Hammock Forum.
    Thank's for the help guys!! Just ordered 100' of black am 7/64. and some grey lash-it!

    I'm doin' the whoopie dance!!!

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    yep 7/64" has held my hammock aloft, and I used it to tow a 4wheeler out of a ditch in minnesota this summer.
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    7/64ths is the ONLY dimension of Amsteel I've ever used.

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