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    Quote Originally Posted by Nest View Post
    Bah! Unecessary precautions. When I was coming up with my setup I had a lot of stuff that I was unsure about. I just set it up and told my mom to get in and see how comfortable it was. Then I would step back and hope she didn't fall. That way if it does fail you can personally see what happened and have a better idea of how to fix it. Of course the key is to not tell them that it is untested and questionable. Otherwise they will either not get in, or be really careful and you won't get an accurate test.
    LMAO! Your poor Mom...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narwhalin View Post
    LMAO! Your poor Mom...
    Nah, she hasn't fallen yet because of a design flaw.
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    Strung up one end of the hammock tonight with these rings. All in all they were a success based on the fact that I didn't fall and they didn't distort at all. Here's a few pics of the samples they sent me in action:









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    Do you know the weight of the rings?
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    I think they are .5 oz. weighed on a postal meter scale.

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    So it would be 14 grams vs the SMC version for 11 grams. Considering the price and color options I could spare 12 extra grams on my ring buckle setup...of course, I'm not counting!

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    http://www.wildernessexchangeunlimit...tID=98&PID=895

    not as light as a SMC, but an alternative
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavscout View Post
    Do I hear $2.00, $2.00, $2.00 ?
    How about 22-cents?

    http://www.gearshop.com/item_detail....de=HORLOWTW114

    No idea of the weight or strength though. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuctTape View Post
    How about 22-cents?

    http://www.gearshop.com/item_detail....de=HORLOWTW114

    No idea of the weight or strength though. LOL
    1 1/4' -WOW, that's big.
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    Well, I pulled the trigger and ordered several sets of black rings from Sling Ring and they arrived today. I took them out and hung from them for a while and I'm pleased to say they worked great. I'll stay cautious with them until I actually spend a few nights on them but I so no reason now to think they are weak.

    Those .22 cent rings look good and are 3/4" smaller. I'll have to give them a call sometime and see about the specs on them.

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