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    bindibadgi's Avatar
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    The general rule of thumb is to use line with a minimum breaking strain of three to seven (usually five) times the maximum force you intend to exert. With a 30 degree angle on the suspension, each end will have your entire weight in tension pulling on it. So for me, at about 200lb, I need line which won't break below about 1000lb to be safe.

    You might get away with it, but I like to listen to the wisdom and play it safe.

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    What would be some good rope then? And any idea where to get strong enough steel hooks?

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    Amsteel Blue (Dynaglide) is preferred it seems. Despite the name it comes in lots of colours. 7/64" thick line has the required breaking strength, beleive it or not.

    I don't know about the hooks. You could save some weight with climbing carabiners though (again, make sure they can take the weight, with lots of safety margin).

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