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    Shrinking burry length ?

    OK so I made my first set of DIY Whoopies, thanks to Opie for the Amsteal group buy opportunity and this forum for the instructions I did it a little different but it warranted a much better esthetically looking sling.

    Now at the main burry I marked out ten inches but when feed all the way though the rope constricts/expands over the pull part of the sling and it goes from a 10inch burry down to an 8inch burry. Is that normal, and is it ok.....I.E. Will it hold my 210 pound body. I am sure it will given the strength of the amsteal, but I figure if Opie puts ten full inches of burry in his whoopies (I have a set from him) then it is for good reason.

    All in all I am very happy with them and now I have 6ft whoopies for my GT nanao. Tarp flyz came in mail yesterday too. I'm thinkin its time for a mini get away
    I miss my 4.8Lb base weight as a ground dweller...But I sure DON'T MISS the ground.

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    You will hang just fine on those. It's usual to see the bury length "shrink" once the bury is completed.
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    No worries, it will hold. Like a Chinese finger trap, it has to get shorter to get larger, in order to make room for the bury.
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    Thanks guys.

    Ya I tried them out yesterday for a few hours. They worked great.
    I miss my 4.8Lb base weight as a ground dweller...But I sure DON'T MISS the ground.

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    just for future reference. i just finished making two loops out of 1/8 amsteel.i needed 'em to be an exact dia. when finnished. before actually making them i made a 6inch burry, as a test. shrinkage was 1inch resulting in a 5inch finnished bury.

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    Mugs, for what it's worth, I chatted with a professional splicer who told me those bury lengths are for really heavy-weight lifting. Think arborists who have to keep trees from falling on houses, and the like.

    He said a 2" bury would hold a hammock. I'm a lot less fretful about exactitude after having him explain it that way. Though I admit I'd still bury more than 2".

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