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    Hmm. Ring buckles on my pack hipbelt.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    Hmm. Ring buckles on my pack hipbelt.
    I think that might be a case for the old "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" philosophy...I know that goes against your DIY tendencies (and mine), but it IS actually the best way sometimes
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkysko View Post
    Been looking for local supplies of rings. I found some at home depot rated to 'safe working load' of 200lbs. Think these are too low for 300lb me? It'd seem you might be able to get away with lower than your weight because of the extra margin of safety they rate stuff at, and since you're doubling up the rings on one side, and on the other side it doesn't seem like they have much room to bend. Same with Carabiners, the ones at home depot (huge!) are rated to 320lbs, and they also have 200lbs and 70lb 'safe working load'. They're tempting, since I don't have to pay for shipping, and they're cheap (2$ for 2 rings and 3$ for 1 biner). Thoughts?
    Dude, don't volunteer yourself for the Darwin Awards. Get some real freaking rings. At 300 lbs dude you need something that's like a 1200 lbs working load at least. Your hammock and supports take way more stress than just our body weight. Think of how a fighter pilot has to sustain 9x his body weight during some maneuvers. And some aerobatic pilots can pull 11Gs or so in a single maneuver. If our bodies were only design to take one Earth gravity then we'd all be dead by now.

    When ever you sit or swing or even move around in your hammock you're putting way more force than just 300lbs on those rings. Then there is all kind of physics that I don't understand going into it. Get some real freaking rings. Also if you notice on most Home Depot/Lowes rings and bolts it says NOT FOR BEARING HUMAN WEIGHT or something to that effect. There is a reason for that. Get some real freaking rings. Pay the shipping and get some real freaking rings.

    I don't want to read about you on forums that you broke your tail bone, herniated 7 discs in your back, dislocated your shoulder, or fell 60 feet off a cliff cause you used cheap freakin rings.
    Last edited by funbun; 03-06-2007 at 01:17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funbun View Post
    Dude, don't volunteer yourself for the Darwin Awards. Get some real freaking rings. At 300 lbs dude you need something that's like a 1200 lbs working load at least. Your hammock and supports take way more stress than just our body weight. Think of how a fighter pilot has to sustain 9x his body weight during some maneuvers. And some aerobatic pilots can pull 11Gs or so in a single maneuver. If our bodies were only design to take one Earth gravity then we'd all be dead by now.

    When ever you sit or swing or even move around in your hammock you're putting way more force than just 300lbs on those rings. Then there is all kind of physics that I don't understand going into it. Get some real freaking rings. Also if you notice on most Home Depot/Lowes rings and bolts it says NOT FOR BEARING HUMAN WEIGHT or something to that effect. There is a reason for that. Get some real freaking rings. Pay the shipping and get some real freaking rings.

    I don't want to read about you on forums that you broken your tail bone and herniated 7 discs in your back or dislocated your shoulder or fell 60 feet off a cliff cause you used cheap freakin rings.
    Hey don't hold back man...tell us what you really think!

    Seriously though, you're absolutely right...don't take chances with the suspension. This is NOT the place to save a buck or two.
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    i chipped a bone in my elbow when a strap broke. it took months for the soreness to go away.
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    I busted an ego...three times (two with 550 cord). Get real rings...they're only a couple bucks each.
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    at the risk of a tongue lashing from funbun, i got to see what others think about the descending rings i bought today for a buckle.
    http://www.rei.com/online/store/Prod...cat=REI_SEARCH
    not to doubt my hammock college, but at blackbishiop's suggestion i bought these even though they are hollow & have no load rating.
    i made a buckle from two & put it on the hammock & sat in it. also did a little light bouncing.
    seems to be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    at the risk of a tongue lashing from funbun, i got to see what others think about the descending rings i bought today for a buckle.
    http://www.rei.com/online/store/Prod...cat=REI_SEARCH
    not to doubt my hammock college, but at blackbishiop's suggestion i bought these even though they are hollow & have no load rating.
    i made a buckle from two & put it on the hammock & sat in it. also did a little light bouncing.
    seems to be fine.
    They are rated, if you look in the right place:

    http://www.smcgear.net/images/upload...ng%20Rings.pdf

    I think 16.6kN should be plenty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    They are rated, if you look in the right place:

    http://www.smcgear.net/images/upload...ng%20Rings.pdf

    I think 16.6kN should be plenty.
    ok... i guess 16.6kN will hold me
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    Wow, they've even got a 22.2kN version. I bet you could hang the Space Shuttle off that, lol. Or is that like a comparison to another product?

    Sorry for such a harsh tongue.
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