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    Amsteel/dyneema and biner OK?

    I'm re-rigging my suspension as I need my hammock to be set up/took down by noobs every night next week.

    I use a whoopie and toggle usually but want to simplify things by using strap -> biner -> whoopie (set at right length by me).

    I actually initially threw rings into the setup. These are skinnier than the descending rings people use and looking at the loop where the whoopie touches the ring It looked a bit sketchy, as it's quite a tight bend and the dyneema flattened a lot

    So I tried straight to the biner, the dyyneema still goes round a tight bend even with climbing biners. I seem to recall tight bends and flattening aren't ideal.

    Basically what I'm asking is - Will this be a weakspot and should I just stick with a toggle setup (with the risk they set it up on the toggle rather than behind the toggle) or will this 3mm stuff deal with this no sweat?

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    You are more than likely ok. Many folks hook their slings right to a biner. It's not that tight of a bend.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Thanks Opie, I was thinking about you and your experiments with plastic eyes today as I searched my cellar in vain for something akin to a pulley wheel to put on each biner.

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    I've got biners/whoopies on my bedroom hammock, Dyneema too. No problemo, there isnt a lot of movement at the connection.
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