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    structural ridge line in Blackbird

    What rope is used in the ridge line in a blackbird?

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    Without pulling my Blackbird out, it's 7/64" Amsteel, if I remember correctly.
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    I too recieved 7/64ths Amsteel in my WB Traveler.
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    I have a double 1.7 and a double 1.1 traveler. My body weight is juuuust under the maximum recommended limit for the 1.1, so I panic ordered the 1.7 thinking I might tear through the fabric and fall to my death in the middle of the night. As it turns out I like the 1.1 better and it's totally rock solid. Anyway, the double 1.7 uses 7/64" amsteel and the double 1.1 uses 2.2mm lash it.

    However my wife has a double 1.0 blackbird and surprisingly it also uses 7/64" amsteel. I just pulled it out of the closet to check it, and I thought that it would be more along the lines of carbon fiber dental floss, but I was wrong. I don't think that there is an exact formula for which hammock uses which ridgeline.

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    7/64 on my Blackbird and on my Traveler (both are double layer 1.7)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowlhaircut View Post
    Anyway, the double 1.7 uses 7/64" amsteel and the double 1.1 uses 2.2mm lash it..
    I have a double 1.1 and it's not 7/64" amsteel. It's probably the lash it. I wondered what this stuff was, I think I'm going to get some to play with. I've been playing with dynaglide but I don't like the orange and green color choices.

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    I've been wondering this for a while. Then what are the loops attaching the ends to the webbing rings made out of? They would have to be Amsteel, no, for the strength? If my ridgeline is smaller diameter can I assume it's not Amsteel?

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    I have the 1.0 double and my husband has the 1.7 double. The ridgelines are not the same, my 1.0 has a smaller dia ridgeline than his 1.7. The 1.7 ridgeline looks like some of the 7/64ths amsteel that I have. I don't know what is being used for the ridgeline in my hammock???

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