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    im a big guy

    i was thinking of switching to whoopie slings and if i do will they hold my weight i am 330 and i dont want to end up on the ground lol

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    no problem, they're super strong.

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    do you know their weight limit

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    If your worried make them out of 1/8 instead of 7/64, but ive seen some big ol boys using whoopies without any problems

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    I'm using 7/64 whoopies and I'm 295. There probably good to 1000 to 1200.
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    I would go with 1/8 also just to grank it up a saftey notch. It's not going to add much more weight to the setup.

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    I think the 7/64 is rated at 1400 lbs.

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    I'm 360 and I made mine out of 1/8. Feel free to do the same with confidence.

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    If it makes you feel any safer the top row is for 7/64 amsteel blue. Samson states that it will hold at least 1400 lbs with the average strength being 1600 lbs.



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    I saw some info somewhere (from Samson I ink) that showed the load rating reduced to 60% for the bury sections. Don't know how accurate it is or the math used to determine that rating.

    I have one hammock with 7/64 and another with 1/8, both made by me. Haven't had any problems with either.

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