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    Zing it suspension for kids

    I am thinking of using zing it for the suspension on my sons hammock. He weighs 38 pounds and I am fairly confident it will hold him well. If I where 100% I would not be posting here. Any thoughts on this will be very much appreciated.
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    Kids will be kids. In my experience they don't just lay in a hammock it becomes a jungle jim. Just something to consider.

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    I use Dynaglide for my boy's hammocks. Still lighter and smaller than 7/64 AS, but stiffer and less likely to tangle than zing/lash it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    I use Dynaglide for my boy's hammocks. Still lighter and smaller than 7/64 AS, but stiffer and less likely to tangle than zing/lash it.

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    I'm not worried about getting tangled. I will be setting up his bridge hammock for him. I am more worried about the strength of zing it for 50 pounds and below.
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    There's plenty of tensile strength to burn even with the 1.75.

    The issue -- and you are an experienced hammocker to know your usage -- is whether line that thin has other issues, is hazardous to other things. Is there a need to scale down everything with lighter weight? It is not as though there is a significant $ savings in doing so. Unless, of course, you have the line already, so the marginal cost is $0.

    I wouldn't want a child jumping on a hmmck, 'specially not a bridge, with its bar. But, maybe for children, resiliant line like paracord does have advantages. It is forgiving.
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    Zing it I got just don't know if it's what I should use
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    Other than you already having it, I can't see an argument in it's favor. As O&B noted, kids will be kids.
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    i'll trade you zing-it for amstell foot for foot. up to 50'
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    This dad wouldn't use zing-it for a suspension line.

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    If you have to ask .........

    Dynaglide would work for sure.

    Waiting to see that kids bridge

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