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    1/8 or 7/64 amsteel?

    this may have been discussed, so apologies...but which size amsteel is ideal for whoppie slings? 1/8 or 7/64? what are the pros/cons of each size?
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    Both work perfectly. The 1/8th is stronger (2500lbs), but slightly heavier and bulkier.

    Unless you are really heavy, the 7/64" is more than sufficient.
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    The other advantage (I think any way) to 1/8 is it's larger size if you are wearing gloves there is more to grip making it easier to adjust.
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    7/64", its lighter, why go heavy?

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    7/64 is more than strong enough, so there's no reason to go with 1/8.

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    thanks for the quick response! just ordered 7/64 blue and black from redden marine..

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    I've got both ... and both from AHE equipment ... even the WS's I've made myself the material came from AHE.

    I like the 1/8" for the handling of it ... especially in colder weather but there is absolutely nothing wrong with the 7/64's and it's more compact. I also see less "wear" on the 1/8" than the 7/64's ... but that's nothing to fret about.

    .. and we're not talking about a lot more weight unless you're seriously into the g.wennie aspect. Bulk is much less on the 7/64's stuff. That's nice.

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    im 220lbs and been hanging comfortably with 7/64s for almost a year now and i wouldnt go any other way.

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    I also ordered from redden marine. They were very quick shipping it out. 1/8" for handling purposes.

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