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    7/64 Amsteel or Dyneema IronWire?

    I'm making myself a hammock where I'll hem the edges and thread a rope through with a slip knot that goes up to some tree huggers. Would you recommend 7/64" Amsteel, Dyneema IronWire, or another kind of rope? I'm worried the 730 lbs strength on the Amsteel won't be strong enough whereas the IronWire is 1000 lbs... I also need a rope that won't where and tear too much at my rip stop nylon hemming. Oh also, will these carabiners be strong enough?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by sterling98 View Post
    I'm making myself a hammock where I'll hem the edges and thread a rope through with a slip knot that goes up to some tree huggers. Would you recommend 7/64" Amsteel, Dyneema IronWire, or another kind of rope? I'm worried the 730 lbs strength on the Amsteel won't be strong enough whereas the IronWire is 1000 lbs... I also need a rope that won't where and tear too much at my rip stop nylon hemming. Oh also, will these carabiners be strong enough?

    Thanks
    I don't know about the ropes for the channel (hopefully those with more knowledge can chime in) but those 'biners are rated for over 5,000 pounds of force. Pretty sure they'll hold .
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    Quote Originally Posted by sterling98 View Post
    ...Would you recommend 7/64" Amsteel, Dyneema IronWire, or another kind of rope? I'm worried the 730 lbs strength on the Amsteel won't be strong enough whereas the IronWire is 1000 lbs...
    Amsteel Blue is rated at 730 kgs which is ~1609 lbs.

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    I use those biners all the time. No problem. No sign of wear or warping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Amsteel Blue is rated at 730 kgs which is ~1609 lbs.
    Ok, thanks. Didn't see that. Is one of them lighter?

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    Those biners are great. Assuming you are using tree straps, and have the strap choked properly, there really isn't that much tension on the biner.
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