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    Biner load

    Stupid question ? Lets say the load limit says 110 lbs if you use two would that mean 220lbs support ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by antihonda View Post
    Stupid question ? Lets say the load limit says 110 lbs if you use two would that mean 220lbs support ??
    Maybe, but most likely no. Is it for a suspension? If so don't do it. There are affordable carabiners that will hold around 1000 pounds that is considered a safe working range for suspension systems. Warbonnet and Backwoods Day Dreamer both have them for around 5 bucks each. Well worth the safety margin.
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    I too would say "no".

    The problem you will have is applying the force aligned perfectly with the major axis of the carabiner (as it is when tested in a laboratory rig).

    For instance, I use Paul's AHE straps and cinch buckles on my rigs. The tree end of the strap wraps around the tree trunk and tenrminates in a sewn loop through which I pass a Camp Nano 'biner and then clip it back to the strap. Now, if I was to stack two 'biners back-to-back in the same application I doubt that each would have exactly half the tension applied due to being in contact with the tree or not, and the squeezing forces placed on the 'biners where they are clipped through the sewn loop.

    I am a heavy guy, and I have zero desire to fiddle with components that might or might not drop me to the ground. Just ain't worth the aggravation!

    Jim

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    Got it thanks for the info!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jsaults View Post
    The problem you will have is applying the force aligned perfectly with the major axis of the carabiner (as it is when tested in a laboratory rig).

    For instance, I use Paul's AHE straps and cinch buckles on my rigs. The tree end of the strap wraps around the tree trunk and tenrminates in a sewn loop through which I pass a Camp Nano 'biner and then clip it back to the strap. Now, if I was to stack two 'biners back-to-back in the same application I doubt that each would have exactly half the tension applied due to being in contact with the tree or not, and the squeezing forces placed on the 'biners where they are clipped through the sewn loop.

    I am a heavy guy, and I have zero desire to fiddle with components that might or might not drop me to the ground. Just ain't worth the aggravation!

    Jim
    Worth picking up the Nano biners anyways just for the weight/size of them. I like the idea of the Dutch clip but honestly I wouldn't tell the difference when the biners weigh in at 23g each!

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    well you should see the biner that came with my chrysalis its about 14 ft across 11,196 lbs and uses a coil spring from Caterpillar earth mover i have them air lifted in to my kayak camp site its costly (when i can find a helicopter) so im looking for a lite alternative
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    Quote Originally Posted by antihonda View Post
    well you should see the biner that came with my chrysalis its about 14 ft across 11,196 lbs and uses a coil spring from Caterpillar earth mover i have them air lifted in to my kayak camp site its costly (when i can find a helicopter) so im looking for a lite alternative
    have you considered using a sailboat?
    ...in it for pics.

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