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    3/32" (2.5mm) Braided Polyester and Dyneema

    I found this line and it is certainly light and plenty strong and I'm wondering if it has be used successfully as suspension line?

    This 3/32" (2.5mm) braided polyester and dyneemaź is perfect for guylines using line locs and/or mini clamcleats line loks. The cordage is weather and sun resistant and can be tied into knots. The right size to handle easily. Extremely strong for its diameter with a 450 lbs breaking strength and it does not stretch. It is tangle resistant. Comes in neon green and white (easily visible).

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    Rule of thumb for life-bearing line is that you want a 7:1 to a 10:1 safety margin. So, if you weigh 200 lbs, you want a 1,400-lb to a 2,000-lb test line. That's not an hard-and-fast rule, but it's a good ballpark (there are many folks here in that weight range who use 7/64" Amsteel, which is rated to 1,600 lbs).

    Remember, it isn't a static load that you're putting on that line: you're going to be sitting down in it, getting up from it, and shifting in the night while you sleep. This puts dynamic forces on the line that are greatly in excess of your normal weight (and beyond my math skills to calculate).

    Hope it helps!

    Edit: However, as a tarp line, that'd work just fine. For the actual tarp suspension, you probably want something with a minimum break strength in the 100-200 lb range, just to stand up to the occasional (small) fallen branch or snow load. For the tie outs, a 40-80 lb test should do just fine.

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    The answer is, "No!"

    That is in the Zing-it category of strength so you can use it anywhere you would use Zing-it - hammock ridgelines (if you don't pull it guitar string tight), tarp lines, bear bag lines, gear hammock suspensions, etc.
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    "Plenty strong" it's not.

    Dynaglide 2 mm @ 1000 lbs. breaking strength is the lowest strength line frequently suggested and it leaves little margin for error.

    As stated, you need to allow for dynamic loads, the force multiplying factor of hang angles (a biggy) and the amount you derate the line strength by your attachment/splicing/knotting methods.

    A 5:1 safety factor seems to be the low recommendation on HF and that is well below life bearing safety standards.

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    In addition, that looks a lot like Fling-it. Fling-it, unlike Zing-it or Lash-it, is pre-stretched before it is braided, and from what I have read on the forums is next to impossible (or at least insanely difficult) to splice. So proceed with caution if you plan on doing any splicing.

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    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

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    NOT going to use that stuff to hang from!!!

    Thanks for the great info!!

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