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    finally get the hype

    well it took some time for me to get the hype in whoopie slings, but as I just received mine today, I totally get it, man this amsteel is sweet stuff
    I ordered the all in one from JRB and must say I can also see what the hype is on dutch biners and clips

    just a quick question : are 1 inch tree straps better than 2 inches, just curious, is the 1 inch only better in term of weight

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    1 inch is all you need. It's plenty strong.

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    Just finished making my whoopies today and can totally see how convienent they will be. They were surprisingly incredibly easy to make with no amsteel experience. Now I just need biners. Any suggestions? Sinplicity is gonna be my key point I think. Weights important, but ill add an ounce or two for simplicity.

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    Camp Nano biners are the lightest climbing rated biners available at 23g.
    http://www.rei.com/product/798366

    Dutch Clips and soft shackles are other options but for simplicity it's hard to beat a traditional biner.
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    One inch straps are plenty, IMO...it's what I normally use. 2" straps may protect trees better by distributing the weight over a larger area...may be a consideration for heavier people, but there's no evidence to say whether or not it's necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    One inch straps are plenty, IMO...it's what I normally use. 2" straps may protect trees better by distributing the weight over a larger area...may be a consideration for heavier people, but there's no evidence to say whether or not it's necessary.
    I have the 1 inch straps, and I weighed in at 280lbs at first when I got into hammocking.... The straps held up just fine for me...

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    thanks for all the quick responses, I'm not worried about the straps not holding me, I was more concerned about the trees and if 1 inch is ok or would 2 inches be better if not overkill!

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    1" is considerd the standard for hangers. I know of several guys as big as 400 pounds on 1" straps.
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    Thanks knotty. I'm really leaning toward the camp nano's. Just so simple. I've been curious about the soft shackles though so ill check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Camp Nano biners are the lightest climbing rated biners available at 23g.
    http://www.rei.com/product/798366

    Dutch Clips and soft shackles are other options but for simplicity it's hard to beat a traditional biner.
    Don't forget about the Dutch 'biner. From the Jacks 'R Better website: "Dutch Biners measure 1 7/8" by 1" by 3/16" and weigh only 10 grams each or 0.35 ounces."


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