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    Senior Member G.L.P.'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SticksBlog View Post
    I would have used dynaglide, but I am right at 200 pounds so I went the safe route and went with the Amsteel. I think the only real way for me to drop more weight off of this set up would be to go with a lighter hammock, such as the Nano 7. But I am pretty durn happy with my GT UL so far and have no reason to "need" to replace it...
    there are hangers that weigh 260+lbs using Dynaglide WS... you will be fine
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.L.P. View Post
    there are hangers that weigh 260+lbs using Dynaglide WS... you will be fine
    Thanks for the info.

    When I ordered mine from Whoopie Slings, in the dynaglide whoopies description it states that there is a 200 pound limit on the dynaglides, so I went with the Amsteel.My weight fluctuates between 195 and about 205 so I went with the safe route.

    Although, if my wife decides to try out a hammock, I can get her the dynaglides... I need to get some for my son's DIY hammock too...
    Jus' Sayin'

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    I like to GT, that is what all 3 of my girls have.

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    I'm well over the 200 pound limit and have been using Dynaglide Whoopies for quite some time with my GTUL with no problems at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.L.P. View Post
    there are hangers that weigh 260+lbs using Dynaglide WS... you will be fine
    He'll be fine until he isn't. That's the way it is with safety margins, and to quote something I copied for posting in another thread, about adolescent bears.

    In another thread, someone is hanging with suspension parts made of gutted paracord 550.

    And a 50 lb fish can be caught on 10lb test line.

    G.L.P.s suspension was the first I bought. Of Amsteel Blue, no matter the orange color associated with Dynaglide.. As OP posted earlier, the available weight savings are proportional to quantity of it. If OP already liked the hand feel and safety margin of 1/8", he's already gone past 7/64", weighing perhaps 50% more. So, he'd like to know that if he falls back 2' on his hammock, his body is much less likely to snap the suspension and he his back.

    Funny to urge on-the edge weight-savings while at the same time confident that a well-sewn channel -- and that would be with triple stitching, the right thread, and the right tension -- is less secure and safe than a Warbonnet-style knot.

    Oh, and I like that G.L.P - made gray-white 1.7 oz ripstock hammock, too. Not that my 160lbs challenge the capacity of the 1.1oz GT Nano he once listed his as patterned after.

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