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    Give me 6mm or give me nothing!

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    I had some amsteel break on me last weekend. I was very surprised as you can imagine. I had my peapod on and i tied it to the buckles. so when my line broke the peapod got ripped. Luckily the way they make the peapod is they sew a seperate piece for the channel. The stitching ripped out and I was able to completely repair it. It asl taught me 2 lessons. 1 done tie the peapod to the buckle. 2 Ed puts more work than needed into his PP.
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    Dang, it sounds like we are all heading for a fall sooner or later. Maybe we should change the line or webbing every year or two, depending on amount of use?
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    I've got a 2000 yard spool of #1800 lb muletape - I'll never run out of webbing. I could replace my webbing every time I hang, and I'd probably still have a half a spool of this stuff when I'm 80!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinFinn View Post
    I've got a 2000 yard spool of #1800 lb muletape - I'll never run out of webbing. I could replace my webbing every time I hang, and I'd probably still have a half a spool of this stuff when I'm 80!
    In the last month I got 200 ft of the same stuff off ebay, to see how it stacks up against the tubular webbing from sailrite.com I've been using for suspension on my DIY bridge hammocks. The stuff is pretty light---my 200 ft weighs 32 oz, which works out to be 0.16 oz/ft. That's a little lighter than the tubular webbing, has the same width (0.5"), and a higher weight rating. Wins all around.

    Lemme see, I use about 15 ft of webbing per hammock, so after I've built my next 13 1/3 hammocks with this stuff I'll know who to go to score some more mule tape (it's hard finding it for sale in increments less than 1000 ft!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    so after I've built my next 13 1/3 hammocks with this stuff I'll know who to go to score some more mule tape (it's hard finding it for sale in increments less than 1000 ft!)

    Grizz
    You know it! That's why I have a 2000 yard spool! I've been hacking of 30 feet here, 20 feet there, and it still doesn't look like I've touched it!

    Grizz, let me know how much you want, and it's yours! I owe you for the SB. Which, I may have to tell you a story about off-line, concerning my friend (the one who bailed on the canoe trip) and his first time trying a hammock with a bugnet!

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    Dutch, did the line snap close to a knot? Was this a line that has seen many hours of UV exposure? Dyneema is polyethylene based. Polyethylene relative to polyester is more sensitive to UV breakdown. Maybe we need to replace Amsteel lines seasonally even if they look ok?
    Noel V.

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    yes, i'm interested to hear more as well. surely it didn't just break, it is rated to 2500#, was it cut or abraided somehow? where was the break? what do you think caused it? could the knot possibly have slipped out instead?

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    Try some 550 (type 3) or bigger paracord. So long as you get the proper 7 strand military stuff it can take over 550 pounds for years and years. I have actualy been able to put over 700 pounds on the stuff and it has not broken, 550 pounds is the working load, not the breaking load, thats probably more around 1000 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    Dang, it sounds like we are all heading for a fall sooner or later. Maybe we should change the line or webbing every year or two, depending on amount of use?
    Yeah BB, I think that is going to be part of my hammock regiment from here on out! Plus, I like dinking around with them anyways ... as do most of us.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I had some amsteel break on me last weekend. I was very surprised as you can imagine. I had my peapod on and i tied it to the buckles. so when my line broke the peapod got ripped. Luckily the way they make the peapod is they sew a seperate piece for the channel. The stitching ripped out and I was able to completely repair it. It asl taught me 2 lessons. 1 done tie the peapod to the buckle. 2 Ed puts more work than needed into his PP.
    So I am not the only faller..... I suppose nothing that we use to suspend is foolproof in the long run.
    It does not suprise me that Ed Speers puts so much into his work. This a wonderful bunch of people!
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