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    My buddy's new job

    I went over to my friend's house yesterday for an End of Summer BBQ and while in the garage the subject of jobs came up. I shared some war stories about the dealership I work at and he let me know how his Ph.D. in engineering was coming along.

    I've known he has been working with synthetics and plastic but never knew what he was specializing in.

    Until he told me the company that is hiring him: Samson Rope.

    Yes. He is going to be on the engineering team that created the venerable Amsteel Blue.

    So I did what any sane hanger would do and busted out my hammock to show off my whoopie slings. He thought they were awesome, but the 7/64" line seemed a little thick.

    So his goal is to create a spliceable line thinner than 7/64" that can hold more weight.

    I figured that would be interesting news to the people on here.

    Oh, and now he wants me to show him more about hammock camping.

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    Sound like you need to volunteer for some field testing. Maybe some pre-production samples for us to pine over.
    Hammocking, car camping, backpacking, kayaking, and mountain biking. Getting in touch with nature is getting expensive. Good thing I can DIY!

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    Senior Member XSrcing's Avatar
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    Don't worry, plenty of that was discussed!

    Along with me getting invited to the free rope day.

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    Let us know what he comes up with, I'd be "VERY" interested in something lighter to replace my Dynaglide Whoopies...
    Formerly known as "Cranky Bear"....
    "yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift---thats why its called a present" - Master Oogway
    It's always best if your an early riser!
    I like hiking as it's like exercise!

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    A huge test community is here at his disposal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSrcing View Post
    ...So his goal is to create a spliceable line thinner than 7/64" that can hold more weight.
    OK. You've got my attention!
    "Pips"
    Mountains have a dreamy way
    Of folding up a noisy day
    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

    ---Leigh Buckner Hanes

    Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.

    Surely, God never did.

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    So you hang out with the Einsteins and Edisons of our generation?

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    Senior Member XSrcing's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trooper View Post
    So you hang out with the Einsteins and Edisons of our generation?
    More like drink beer and light stuff on fire with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSrcing View Post
    More like drink beer and light stuff on fire with them.
    Who says Einstein and Edison weren't don't the same thing with their friends? I guarantee Nobel was lighting stuff on fire.

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    Am here if he wants it tested in Scotland !!!!!

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