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    Figure 9 hooks

    Does any one use the figure 9 hooks on there suspension system? I just purchased a couple of them and not sure if they will degrade my suspension ropes to quickly?

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    I didn't think mine as strong enough for my hammock suspension. I use them on my tarp end tie outs. I don't have a CRL, just tied out from the end with 8 ft piece that would be easily replaced if the Fig 9 happened to wear on it too bad. It would take setting up in the same spot, or the exact same distance to do this. I imagine I'll get a lot of use before having to swap those lines out. BTW -- super easy way to set up and adjust my tarp with out at CRL!

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    Their not rated to be used in the suspension of your hammock. Tarps, clotheslines, etc, but not to hold even a small child in a hammock.
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    The large ones will hold you but it will degrade your suspension. There are better and lighter options outt here for you.
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    Are the large ones even rated high enough? I don't recall that they are. Even so they're big and bulky. Much better to go with some lightweight biners or something similar.

    I love Figure 9s but only use them for my tarp and hammock tie-outs.

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    Their certainly not rated for it, but I found them to work without problem. I did have some abrasion on my stock HH cord before swapping out the suspension.
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