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    Noob Question about Suspension

    I usually would just read these forums until I found the answer for the following question, as I am sure it has been answered. However, I have literally been enthralled by this site for over 6 hours today and I should probably let my eyes rest....

    Is there a line which could be used to make whoopie slings/ used in suspension that has reflective material in it? I am thinking of a reflective dyneema-type line here, but want to make sure it is strong enough..

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    i'm not aware of a reflective dyneema cord. one could use a reflective cord as a tarp ridge line which would follow approx. the same path as hammock suspension. (assuming you are trying to make your lines visible for mid-night hikes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatline View Post
    i'm not aware of a reflective dyneema cord. one could use a reflective cord as a tarp ridge line which would follow approx. the same path as hammock suspension. (assuming you are trying to make your lines visible for mid-night hikes)
    I have seen this and used for guylines, but it's only rated to 400 lbs. May hold if the angle is right, but not the strength I would want to use long-term.

    http://www.summithut.com/products/dyneema-cord/

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatline View Post
    i'm not aware of a reflective dyneema cord. one could use a reflective cord as a tarp ridge line which would follow approx. the same path as hammock suspension. (assuming you are trying to make your lines visible for mid-night hikes)
    i left out the phrase, strong enough to safely be used for hammock suspension.
    may i ask what you trying for w/ref. hammock suspension?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatline View Post
    i left out the phrase, strong enough to safely be used for hammock suspension.
    may i ask what you trying for w/ref. hammock suspension?
    ...I assumed you left that out...I was thinking of trying to make a whoopie sling out of it. If it exists. Thoughts?

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    i think that ref. material added to a sing. braided rope might impede the bury from some of its ease of adjustment?

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    Just use the reflective stuff on the tie outs on your tarp. That will be enough. IT really shows up by headlamp.
    I like refried beans. That's why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they're just as good and we're just wasting time. You don't have to fry them again after all.

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    if you're worried about "clothes lining" yourself or someone else, using a ref. ridge line for your tarp would prob. take care of the needed vis.

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    Yeah, I mean I have reflective guylines, was just wondering if there was a line that would be similar, but stronger that I was unaware of. I just think it would be sweet to have all the lines be reflective... Thank you for all the responses.

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    you could look for a spray-on glow-in-the-dark cans of 'safety paint'. i'm not sure what's in it and how will it react with the lines ('suitable for almost any surface')... hth!

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