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    Quote Originally Posted by flatline View Post
    i've made a couple of them. i used a double overhand knot instead of a lanyard knot(cause i'm lazy). they hold well in the yank and tug test, but i have yet to use them in any real life testing. i planned to use them as shackles rather than prussic.
    That is what I did with the 1.75mm Zing It. The double overhand knot held just fine for the tarp and gear hammock.
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    thanks for the pix Knotty. i hadn't thought of making soft shackles w/o a bury. that looks like it would hold better than mine (with a full length bury). used as a prussic or klimheist on my tarp ridge line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatline View Post
    thanks for the pix Knotty. i hadn't thought of making soft shackles w/o a bury. that looks like it would hold better than mine (with a full length bury). used as a prussic or klimheist on my tarp ridge line.
    They're super easy to make and are a great alternative to mini-biners for hanging things where ever you need. Other methods can be easier to open but for basic uses these work fine and are stronger than you're ever likely to need (not for hammock suspension).
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    i made a couple last night from a 30" piece of Zing i had laying around(15"ea). the finished out at about 1.5",closed. that's smaller than i wanted but i was just messing around. i think i'll leave them "unbuttoned" and open the loop so i can larks head them onto the zipper pulls if my bb. then i'll have some multi function zip pulls if i need them.
    gonna make a couple longer ones tonight to replace my masons line prussics in my tarp ridge line.

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    Would this design work for hammock suspension if made out of amsteel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captn View Post
    Would this design work for hammock suspension if made out of amsteel?
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    i'm believe they would. i use the bury style all the time. i can't see any reason the non-bury style should'nt bee just as strong.

    what opie said!
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    Amsteel soft shackles for suspension? Absolutely!

    Do a search for the original soft shackle/nacrabiner discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Amsteel soft shackles for suspension? Absolutely!

    Do a search for the original soft shackle/nacrabiner discussion.
    It's stickied right here.
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