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    1 inch continuous loop

    I have been trying to come up with very small continuous loop. I want to attach it to my bridge corners so I can remove the suspension with a Dutch Biner. The best I have come up with is a locked brummel with 5 inch tail. I'm not sure if the brummel can handle the load and was looking for a better way. Locked brummels take some strain the way we use them but not pulling directly apart. Anyhow anybody have any good idea to make a 1" continuous loop?
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    If you used 1/8 " or 1/4" amsteel and if you could only get a 1/2" bury on either side of the brummel, you would technically be hanging on the brummel, but should be OK, b/c whatever the brummel derates the line strength to should still be within your load range b/c of the initial high strength of the thicker line. Make sense?
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    Make a 2" CL, and double it over. It'd be 2 loops, but still better than nothing.
    OR, you could use 7/64" amsteel as a sheath for 5 or 6 turns of Zing-It.... Enough turns that the amsteel is "full" and constricts. Probably more work than it's worth. :-/

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    Dutch - I made a very small continuous loop with a thimble on one end. The bury on each side is closer to 1.5 inches. Holds absolutely fine.

    Check out this thread:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I have been trying to come up with very small continuous loop. I want to attach it to my bridge corners so I can remove the suspension with a Dutch Biner. The best I have come up with is a locked brummel with 5 inch tail. I'm not sure if the brummel can handle the load and was looking for a better way. Locked brummels take some strain the way we use them but not pulling directly apart. Anyhow anybody have any good idea to make a 1" continuous loop?
    you talking about the suspension triangles? why not connect the them to the hammock via larkshead?

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    Or loopshackle? Just splice in the diamond knot a couple inches back up the standing line, and have the end loop around and hook into the knot.
    Diagram included for lack of descriptivity:
    bridgeloop.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I have been trying to come up with very small continuous loop. I want to attach it to my bridge corners so I can remove the suspension with a Dutch Biner. The best I have come up with is a locked brummel with 5 inch tail. I'm not sure if the brummel can handle the load and was looking for a better way. Locked brummels take some strain the way we use them but not pulling directly apart. Anyhow anybody have any good idea to make a 1" continuous loop?
    Why does it have to be 1"?

    You could make the continuous loop much bigger, say 6" to 12". A 6" loop would give you 3" when pulled out flat. Then use your biner to connect to the bigger loop. Since your suspension triangle sides are going to be much longer than the loop anyway, just figure the loop as part of the suspension triangle.

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    I haven't worked with amsteel yet but it seems like if you could find or make a small curved hollow style fid you could make a continuous loop. I double it would stay together unless you sew it and at that point I have no idea what the rating would but, but physically I think it could be made. Would it work? Probably not so much.

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    I'd go with a soft shackle. Just can't see how you'd make a continuous loop that small.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuckerFactor View Post
    Or loopshackle? Just splice in the diamond knot a couple inches back up the standing line, and have the end loop around and hook into the knot.
    Diagram included for lack of descriptivity:
    bridgeloop.jpg

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    I like this idea. I have been playing around with something very similar so I can convert a whoopie into a UCR if I need the extra length for a hang. This would also give you the option to add an extension onto the UCR or whoopie for even greater lengths.

    Can't see an easy way to make a continuous loop that small unless you do a join with a double fisherman's or similar.

    If you have a lot of patience you could splice the ends using the individual strands of the braid in a similar fashion to a standard rope splice. Effort vs Gain?
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