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    Senior Member hippofeet's Avatar
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    Fixed it. Heck, a wooden ring in there before held over 900 lbs. I thought it was plastic, but i could see where the rope crushed it a little. I figured maybe the biner would be ok, since it wouldn't be pulled open, just used as something to whip over. But you guys are right, I got out the good ones. 2500 kg. Now I gotta buy new climbing carabiners. Sheesh it's a bummer tryin to save a few bucks.
    An emergency of my own making...is still an emergency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippofeet View Post
    Fixed it. Heck, a wooden ring in there before held over 900 lbs. I thought it was plastic, but i could see where the rope crushed it a little. I figured maybe the biner would be ok, since it wouldn't be pulled open, just used as something to whip over. But you guys are right, I got out the good ones. 2500 kg. Now I gotta buy new climbing carabiners. Sheesh it's a bummer tryin to save a few bucks.
    Yes, but price-wise the good ones will last for many years, whereas the cheaper ones would need replacing quite often... so you will get good value from paying a tiny bit more. Not to mention the peace of mind you will also be purchasing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Yes, but price-wise the good ones will last for many years, whereas the cheaper ones would need replacing quite often... so you will get good value from paying a tiny bit more. Not to mention the peace of mind you will also be purchasing.
    I dunno... suspension failures make for great stories (if you survive them).

    I have stories...
    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

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    I got stories too, lol. I bought some 10,000# load welded 2" rings, they mount in manbaskets and JLG's for fall protection. Now I need some new polypro rope.
    An emergency of my own making...is still an emergency.

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    I use biners rated for climbing. I wouldn't trust anything else. Zoomed in on your picture and could make out "Not For" and I assume the 3rd word is 'climbing'.

    Here's what I use.
    http://www.rei.com/product/798366/ca...gate-carabiner
    Holy Heavyweight Hanger Batman,

    The spec of 20 kilonewtons closed converts to around 4500 lbs and at 23 gms, these little devils will hold my whole family and yours too!

    Thanks for the great suggestion!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayDog View Post
    Holy Heavyweight Hanger Batman,

    The spec of 20 kilonewtons closed converts to around 4500 lbs and at 23 gms, these little devils will hold my whole family and yours too!

    Thanks for the great suggestion!
    my metolious micro biners are rated to 4950lbs, or 22kn.

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    Edelrid makes a gear biner rated to 1433lbf that weigts 13g , it's what i have been using since i got my BB without a problem so far.
    They are also a lot cheaper than lightweight climbing biners @ 3-4 each.
    I'm sure they are available over the pond somehow aswell!

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    Treklite use to sell a "hammock" biner, not rated for climbing. I've used them for several years without issue.

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    Well, the ones in the photo didn't even have a catch pin. I should have looked at them better, but the setup is all good now.
    An emergency of my own making...is still an emergency.

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    On a good note, you did a real neat job there of putting that first rig together.
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