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    Being an overkill kind of guy, I went with 1/8" for the whoopies and the ridgeline. My reasoning behind the ridgeline is having every edge possible against a falling limb. Might not be much of an edge, but a better edge nonetheless.
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    Im going on faith here. My heart is going hell yeah! my brain says that this is so thin I'm gonna be like spiderman! Hell Yeah!! I'll believe it between feb. 4 and 8th. Just might kiss the UPS man! no I wont he gives my stuff to the neighbors. pfft...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jred View Post
    7/64 should be plenty strong enough. I used the same for my ridgeline. I was only getting a little (I think 100'), and I went with one of the advertisers here. I think here: http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/a...s/show/1613432
    I am 5-10 and 200lb and the 7/64 is what I got and it seems to hold me up just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bombadil View Post
    yep 7/64" has held my hammock aloft, and I used it to tow a 4wheeler out of a ditch in minnesota this summer.
    LOL

    i can see the commercial now...


    "Amsteel... It's not just for hammockers anymore."

    Well done.

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    you could even go smaller if you use dyneglide 1.75 woopies. Thats what I am in the process of testing now. So far ive kept my behind off the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverlion View Post
    Being an overkill kind of guy, I went with 1/8" for the whoopies and the ridgeline. My reasoning behind the ridgeline is having every edge possible against a falling limb. Might not be much of an edge, but a better edge nonetheless.
    I've been using the 7/64" but have often considered 1/8" for precisely the reason you give.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Convert2010 View Post
    LOL

    i can see the commercial now...


    "Amsteel... It's not just for hammockers anymore."

    Well done.
    Well, if you look at any of the newer winch offerings many are using Amsteel for their lines. The big benefit is you can use a small diameter amsteel line that has the same strength rating as steel wire rope and thus get more line on your winch spool.

    http://www.amsteelblue.com/

    Cheers

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    I'm using the 2mm braided rope from mountainfitter.com which has a 975lbs load rating for my whoopies etc.

    Holding fine and looks just like my original dynaglide whoopies from whoopieslings.com.

    Bloody tiny stuff, scary when you first use it. Strong as though and is working great.
    I love how light and compact it makes the suspension (18grams a pair of 6' whoopies is nice too.....)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianWillan View Post
    Well, if you look at any of the newer winch offerings many are using Amsteel for their lines. The big benefit is you can use a small diameter amsteel line that has the same strength rating as steel wire rope and thus get more line on your winch spool.

    http://www.amsteelblue.com/

    Cheers

    Brian
    Interesting.
    So, can you swap out the steel for Amsteel on an existing wench?
    We got stuck once camping and my buddy was driving (he doesn't have a 4X4) and he decided to run out an get a wench.

    So maybe he can swap out his existing cable with amsteel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convert2010 View Post
    Interesting.
    So, can you swap out the steel for Amsteel on an existing wench?
    We got stuck once camping and my buddy was driving (he doesn't have a 4X4) and he decided to run out an get a wench.

    So maybe he can swap out his existing cable with amsteel.


    I have tried taking my wench camping but she doesn't help one bit when the truck gets stuck!

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