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    Senior Member BodhiKnight's Avatar
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    DIY gear supply 1.8mm dyneema for whoopies

    Anyone use it for whoopies? Scott doesn't recommend it for suspensions but I still wonder if anyone has tried.

    I weigh 165 pounds.

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    Depends on the variety of Dyneema-based cordage. Zing-it/Lash-it/TechLine (~500lb strength) is not usually recommended for suspension. However, 1.8mm Dynaglide has a listed strength of 1000lb and makes for fine Whoopies for the lighter hanger (although it's tougher to work with than Amsteel due to its small diameter). I weigh the same as you, and my Dynaglide slings have been holding up just fine.
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    The Dyneema I find listed at DIYGS is 1.9mm and rated at 480lb break strength.

    We all want to see the video when you use it for the suspension.

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    Senior Member BodhiKnight's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    The Dyneema I find listed at DIYGS is 1.9mm and rated at 480lb break strength.

    We all want to see the video when you use it for the suspension.
    ok I get it. Wont be trying all that falling out of a tree business.

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    I made my ridgeline out of the 1.9 tech line from DIY Gear Supply. It took a while to splice due to how small it was, but I might be willing to try it for whoopies...maybe (I weigh 150lbs).
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    I made whoopies out of Dyneema IronWire (http://lawsonequipment.com/All-Produ...Wire-p514.html) and haven't had any problems hanging from it. I hang daily inside and about every other weekend outdoors. Been using these for about 3 months now. I've seen a little binding after a load is applied, but I've seen similar binding with 7/64th amsteel.
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    I've just made some whoopies from the 3ml version at about ?700kg b/s. Not used them yet, but also not frightened to use them. I'm planning on using them in NZ for 10 days in Jan without any specific testing.

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    Fireinmybones,
    was your tech line really stiff? I just got mine in the mail and it seems like it has some sort of coating on it. I worked it back and forth in my hands for a few minutes to loosen up the strands but there was no way I could have spliced it before I did that.

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    MrClockWork, I got some of the 1.9 mm and 1.2 mm tech line and used it for some different stuff. The 1.9 mm stuff was pretty stiff compared to something like amsteel. It worked fine though when i spliced it into an adjustable ridgeline. The 1.2 mm stuff was really stiff, almost felt like solder to start out with. It got more pliable after I worked it a little bit and it worked great for making some prussic soft shackles to hang my tarp off and for self-tensioning tarp lines. The 1.2 stuff is difficult to splice but its certainly possible.
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    It was definitely stiff, but not impossible to work with. Just time consuming.
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