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    Soft shackle for the bigger folk

    I am shipping a custom order to Australia, and thought some would like to see a 1/2" soft shackle. The grey one in the middle is 1/8", for size comparison.

    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    That would definitely hold my canoe on the river. Wow!!! What is the application Opie?
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    the strength is rated in tons?

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    canoebie, getting into what its for would go way OT from Hammocks. In fact, I guess I should have put this in the roundtable. If it ends up there, Ill get into the details.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatline View Post
    the strength is rated in tons?
    Average based on average strength of 1/2" and the 1.7 factor I got from testing a 7/16 puts this at 57,800 pounds.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    i'll take that as a yep

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    Big toys for big boys!

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    Lookin' good, Opie! I see you've got what looks like a locked brummel at the base of the lanyard knot. Do you have any data on how the loop being on the brummel affects things (if at all)? I seem to recall reading an arborist article that that was why the industry began moving towards having larger eyes on tree slings, to prevent cinching the cow or timber hitch up on the brummel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PuckerFactor View Post
    Lookin' good, Opie! I see you've got what looks like a locked brummel at the base of the lanyard knot. Do you have any data on how the loop being on the brummel affects things (if at all)? I seem to recall reading an arborist article that that was why the industry began moving towards having larger eyes on tree slings, to prevent cinching the cow or timber hitch up on the brummel.


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    Puck, I start the knot at the base if the Brummel, its actually only half if a Brummel. By the time I get it set, the base if the knot is about 1.5" from the Brummel. So the loop is pulling on two strands just past the Brummel and below the base of the knot.

    I don't have anything that suggests loading at the Brummel is detrimental.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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