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    Structural ridgeline, Help?

    Hello, I just bought a ENO, double the other day without the slap straps. I read here they were not the best. So I am reading and looking at links and I think I want to try a "Structural Ridgeline". Who can suggest where to go on line and buy the straps I would need and the buckles.

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    you go htpp://www.strapworks.com and buy polyester webbing in desired length to hang the hammock, as for ridgeline spectra line works just fine. there are threads addressing this subject.
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    I second going with strapworks.com. Here is a link to some hammock friendly webbing:

    Strapworks Simple Sling 1in Seatbelt Webbing

    Notice how you can customize the size of the loop(s), and the length. The owner has come on this site to see how he could cater to us, and he has done a great job of providing a product that fits our needs.

    Rings:

    descending ring - Google Search

    There seems to be only one brand of rings (unless someone else knows of one), the SMC descending ring.

    Here is some info on the ridgeline:

    Just Jeff's Hammock Camping Page

    I just use some more of the rope I use for the supports. It matches that way, and I know the charachteristics of the rope is good for the ridgeline. (e.g. low stretch, more than enough strength.)

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    JB...

    Just bought me some rings for my set up and got them at Tractor supply...I got the 1 3/4" brass rings...but they have steel and brass and in different sizes...do a search on there site steel rings or brass rings...

    Tractor Supply Company - Home

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    What is the weight limit on those rings?

    They need to have a min strength of 10 Kn (~2300 lbs.)

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    Brass? Brass is a very soft metal. Be VERY careful with those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narwhalin View Post
    What is the weight limit on those rings?

    They need to have a min strength of 10 Kn (~2300 lbs.)
    knotted 2000# line would have a breaking strength of around 1000# when you factor in the knot, and the heavyweight polypropelyne webbing many here use has a break strength of around 800#. what would be the advantage of using rings that are twice as strong as the rest of your suspension?

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    I don't know, Warbonnettguy! That is a great question. I got that from Jeff's page on the ring buckle setup: Just Jeff's Homemade Gear - Ring Buckle Supports

    2 Descending Rings per side (10 kN min strength)
    I used the 16.6 kN Seattle Manufacturing Descending Ring with a 1.5" internal diameter (measured weight 3/8 oz (13 g) per pair)
    Caribiner (10 kN min. strength)
    I used the 22 kN C.A.M.P. USA Nano Wire gated carabiner (measured 1 oz (28 g) each)
    Strong Cord (1000lbs test min), ~12"
    I used BPL Air Core Plus rated to 1109 lbs (.04 oz listed weight...didn't register on my 2 g scale)
    1" webbing, low-memory stretch, 600+ lbs working load
    I used Ed Speer's polypropylene webbing, rated to 700 lbs, at ~1.5 oz 6.5' side
    You are right, the webbing is 700 lbs., yet the metal parts are all rated 10 Kn or more. What gives?

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    Welcome to the site JBOGGS.
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