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    Aluminum Rings

    I found this supplier while looking for aluminum rings to use on tree huggers. They warranty the rings to 250 lbs but they say a single ring will lift 3000 lbs. Maybe someone has the ability to do some testing on them but if they work, they are sold in pairs so at $3.30 / pr compared to around $3 for a single.

    http://slingrings.com/sunshop/index....=4&prevstart=0

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    Where did you see the 3000 lbs rating? I only see 250lbs on the website.

    They are available in different colors, which is kinda cool.
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    It's on another page here

    http://slingrings.com/testing.php

    It's totally un-official and when questioned about it they always come back to it's only guaranteed to 250 so it may be a fluke or maybe they just don't want people going out and trying to climb mountains with these.

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    Why chance it, here's 50 grams, 24 kilonewtons holding power, or 5,400 pounds, at REI for $4.93 each. http://www.rei.com/outlet/product/760354 I'd spend the additional $1.63 and not worry about it. Plus if you have them delivered to a store by you, there's no shipping charges. If your not a member of the co-op, let me know and I'll let you use my co-op number. Won't help on your purchase but I'll get credit that way.

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    Other than the color options the main reason would be cost (I'm a cheap-scate).

    You'd spend $20 + gas to go pick them up (so let's round that to $30) at REI. These rings will run $10 delivered. That's worth the test to me to save 10 - 20 dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavscout View Post
    Other than the color options the main reason would be cost (I'm a cheap-scate).

    You'd spend $20 + gas to go pick them up (so let's round that to $30) at REI. These rings will run $10 delivered. That's worth the test to me to save 10 - 20 dollars.
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    Slainte!

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    If you are a true Scot then you will really love the SMC descending rings.

    You can buy directly from SMC for $2.75 each.

    You don't have to be concerned about the 250 lb limit since the SMC descending rings are rated to 3,147 lbf - 14kN.

    So be a True Scot and get the cheaper and stronger alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiredFeet View Post
    If you are a true Scot then you will really love the SMC descending rings.

    You can buy directly from SMC for $2.75 each.

    You don't have to be concerned about the 250 lb limit since the SMC descending rings are rated to 3,147 lbf - 14kN.

    So be a True Scot and get the cheaper and stronger alternative.
    Ay, but a True Scot will nae pay $2.75 each when he can get the same thing for $2.10.

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    Do I hear $2.00, $2.00, $2.00 ?

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