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    Nite Ize figure 9 ????

    For my HH I tried 2 different ways to hook to tree straps. #1, beener with 2 climbing rings, works great. #2, Nite ize figure 9. Each one is rated for 150lbs. I weigh 195lbs. Anyone try this? Am I pushing the figure 9's?

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    You're pushing it and then some. At a normal 30* hang angle each end of the suspension receives 195lbs of force when you are perfectly still. Sitting down, moving, etc. increases the dynamic load. At flatter hang angles, the forces rapidly increase.

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    I would be surprised if the figures 9's didn't fail while shooting tiny pieces of shrapnel in unpredictable directions.
    Most hammock suspension components are usually rated at 750 lbs and above. As a 30 degree angle gets smaller, the increase in load is geometric and not linear. ( Imagine holding a 20lb dumbbell by your side, and then imagine holding the same dumbbell straight in front of you. Same concept applies.)

    Other than that, figure 9's will abrade the straps which also falls under the "not good" category.

    +1 on keeping the video rolling

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    A good rule of thumb is multiply your weight times 5 for anything you are going to use to suspend your weight. Some will say even higher like 10 or 15 times your weight but I'm personally comfortable with a safety factor of 5. Generally I look at 1000 lbs weight rating as my minimum.
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    Ok so I see some very good points about not using the figure 9's. I never thought about damaging the rope & them shooting apart. Ill stick with the beeners for now. Thanks all

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