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    A new "addiction". Thanks opie!

    Probably spending too much time making opie inspired items. Waiting with anticipation for the next creation. Starting to accumulate a bunch of opie soft shackles (OSS), chain loops, fixed loop with WS.....

    Converted the WBBB Amsteel WS to Dynaglide. No knots. Put a fixed loop for the hammock end and WS for the hugger end. Did cover the hammock end loop in a polyester covering from some Spyderline (used for non-hammock toys) more for peace of mind than any other reason. Option for either toggle or use of OSS to attach suspension to tree huggers. Modified the WBBB side tie outs to a combo of a shorter length of shock cord and Dynaglide WS with fixed loop.

    The day glow orange and green Dynaglide OSS make for high visibility zipper pulls on the WBBB. Recycled the Amsteel to make a bunch of OSS of various
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    The Spyderline core is Dyneema S75 (1200#strength). Time to recycle that line into some more items.
    Noel V.

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    It my be addicting but it sure is fun to tinker with.
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    Any idea how much weight has been shaved from the blackbird?

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    Not sure on the weight savings. Somewhere between 1-2 ounces. I think opie noted at 6' set of Dynaglide WS weigh in ~12gm. The 1/8" Amsteel weighs ~0.5#/100'. Guessing the Amsteel WS were around 50gm. The side tie outs weight dropped by ~1/2. No cord lock, 1/2 the amount of shock cord downsized to 1/8" chord.


    Addiction was probably to harsh a term. Therapeutic & practical may be a better definition for this activity.
    Noel V.

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    Glad I got another junkie hooked.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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