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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangandy View Post
    I still don't know why more people don't use a carabiner (the long side used for the marlins pike) as they are both very light, easy to store, will not crush as a hollow shaft could, have other uses, and can serve for hanging stuff off of (i.e. boots or poles).

    A warning to use them in the right way as shown here or you'll be on the ground (unless you use Dutch Clips the old way).
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/a...2&d=1297867983

    Oh yeah, in some set-ups you can then hook your tarp RL in as well to reduce possible lateral movement.
    Is that a MSH in that pick or is it set up like rings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangandy View Post
    I still don't know why more people don't use a carabiner (the long side used for the marlins pike) as they are both very light, easy to store, will not crush as a hollow shaft could, have other uses, and can serve for hanging stuff off of (i.e. boots or poles).
    I do use a nano carabiner as a "marlin spike" to lock the hitch, but I don't place the whoopie on the knot like in your picture, I clip it normally in the carabiner, it works perfectly well. I take care to align the carabiner properly though, and load it lengthwise and not "breadthwise" (not sure of this translated word, hope it is right).

    As you said, it is great bonus to hang stuff; I like to clip my pack and food bag when it is not raining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgoroth View Post
    Is that a MSH in that pick or is it set up like rings?
    If I remember correctly that picture was set up just to illustrate the position of the biner and the webbing is just folded back on itself. As such, it is not usable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    If I remember correctly that picture was set up just to illustrate the position of the biner and the webbing is just folded back on itself. As such, it is not usable.
    Aaahhhh, that makes sense.

    Thanks!

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    This discussion was about light weight toggles. Introducing biners 10 times as heavy is a bit of topic.

    Back on track; In my opinion sawing carbon arrow shaft is a risk. The edges can release annoying splinters. Who is going to denie that?

    My choice is between a stick and a posh piece of aluminium arrow shaft gracefully fitted with a shock cord loop.

    Cheers
    Tjalling

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