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    7/64 or 1/8 opinions for Whoopies

    I'm not a big guy, and if the wife gets her way, I ain't getting any bigger! I'm around 180 and am trying to decide if which diameter I should get in the Amsteel Blue. Any suggestions, opinions? And not weight releated!!! Thanks guys!

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    My whoopies are on order, so my experience is only theoretical, but from all I've read 7/64 would be plenty strong for your weight. I'm sure others with actual experience will chime in too.

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    7/64 definitley. 1/8 is overkill for your weight if you hang at the usual kind of angles and use splices to join the stuff..

    Abrasion isn't a problem with dyneema unless you give it a really hard time.

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    I'm 50 lbs heavier than you and hanging off 7/64. No problems yet.

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    Dynaglide would even be plenty strong for you. But 7/64 amsteel is more than plenty strong.
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    You are looking at 1800 or 1600 lbs of breaking strength. Sure you get a little less with the splice but I think you will be ok either way.

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    Heck, I have spent close to a dozen nights on 7/64 amsteel, and I am 300 pounds. I did opt for 1/8 on my last order and will be giving the 7/64 set to my son.
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    7/64 would be plenty strong enough for your weight but IMHO you could get away with using dynaglide woopies. Did you consider dynaglide at all? Just curious HYOH YMMV.

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    210, using 7/64ths here.

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    7/64's will serve you just fine.

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