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    Dutch Clip safety

    The Dutch Clip has lifted over 1300 pounds without bending at all. They are built with overkill for good reason. The retention hook does a good job of keeping the webbing in place. Iafte has an embarassing vid of me falling to the ground from trying to use one without the hook so I know the importance of it. The area that the webbing sits into is design so that the webbing won't slide back and forth esentially sawing your webbing. However the loop that holds your clip will wear and eventially need changed. I'm sure the same thing would happen with a biner or any time you have metal pulling with all your wieght repeatedly. It probably causes less wear than using rope because that can be more abrasive tahn the metal. I have used clips on webbing for over 2 years now and there is a little wear on the loop. It isn't to the point that I am ready to fix it yet and it doesn't happen over night. But it is a good idea to inspect your suspension regularly for wear and one of the first places to wear is the loop. The solution is simple. Cut off the loop and sew another. Also I have the opening on the bottom so gravity is working in your favor.
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    Common sense but good thing to point out Dutch ... by the way ... love the clip!

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    I've been using the Dutch clips for all my hanging since I got them. I must say, they are truly trust-worthy.

    There's something to be said for gear you can just set up and forget, knowing you can trust it and don't need to give it a second thought......

    The Dutch clips are definitely worry free!

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    Thanks for the heads up. You are correct that any type of clip/biner could eventually cause wear.

    Your clips are great!!!

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    I'd like to see the video.. Just for laughs..

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    Would some smoothing of the edges help with this you think?
    I've wondered about sitting down and slowly grinding/polishing the sharper edges down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agfadoc View Post
    I'd like to see the video.. Just for laughs..
    Sorry Dutch... Almost made it a year without posting it.

    This happened last year at the NJ winter hang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAW View Post
    Would some smoothing of the edges help with this you think?
    I've wondered about sitting down and slowly grinding/polishing the sharper edges down.
    They were polished and what not but more couldn't hurt
    Quote Originally Posted by Iafte View Post
    Sorry Dutch... Almost made it a year without posting it.

    This happened last year at the NJ winter hang.

    I'm surprized it went that long before you posted it. Actually that was a pretty graceful fall.
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    you were creeping down on the hammock like you expected it to fail.

    Just as I do every time I get into one <grin>

    thanks for posting that finally Iafte!

    Grizz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    They were polished and what not but more couldn't hurt


    I'm surprized it went that long before you posted it. Actually that was a pretty graceful fall.
    It was funny that you checked the one side and the other side gave out.
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