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    PM me your address, I've got a set of 1/8's I got a long time ago that I'll send you for free. I've yet to put them into use....

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    i'm 6'5, 380, and the hold me fine, never hit the ground yet!

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    ok my next question is will the standard aluminum toggles be ok with my weight

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    I have had the arrow shaft toggles start to crush around the knot. I didn't fall but I was a little concerned. I have some toggles made out of stainless steel brake line that works great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tighe View Post
    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.

    Tighe
    I have heard that before as well, but if you do the math 40% of 1200 is 480 lbs. So as long as your whoopie slings are constructed properly they should have no problem supporting your weight.

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    ok well let me ask you this if i was to use the whoopies with enos new atlas straps could i just connect the two with a caribiner

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    If those straps are like the slap straps, that's how I would connect it. Are these new straps made from poly instead of nylon?
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    Just looked them up. Heavy but look ok. Shouldn't stretch like the others I assume.
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    yea they are the new ones made of poly there is no stretch at all

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    but that kinda defeats the purpose of going to the whoopies which was to drop weight out of my setup

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