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    I always had a little bit of slippage. Just use a slip knot next to the rings as illustrated in slowhike's pics.
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    Perfect!!! A picture IS worth a thousand words...

    OK. This is a great setup for a newbie - I'm on a motorcycle so not too concerned with weight.

    Now I need to work on my ridgeline length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Man Slowhike you have a lot of pictures.
    Yeah, I need to weed through & thin them down again probably<G>.
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    Man this thread is never gonna die. And neither is my love for cinch buckles.
    http://www.onrope1.com/store/index.p...d=118&parent=4

    Thanks to AngrySparrow for sending me a free pair a good while back. I was a die hard SMC ring man until I took AS up on his offer. No back-up slip knot to tie with these.
    Never had any slippage. Very popular around here. See for yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    Man this thread is never gonna die. And neither is my love for cinch buckles.
    http://www.onrope1.com/store/index.p...d=118&parent=4

    Thanks to AngrySparrow for sending me a free pair a good while back. I was a die hard SMC ring man until I took AS up on his offer. No back-up slip knot to tie with these.
    Never had any slippage. Very popular around here. See for yourself.
    Nothing to add other than I click on this thread to be the 700th post and you beat me to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    Man this thread is never gonna die.
    This is exactly the thought that went through my mind when I saw this thread active again.

    As I haven't read all 701 posts, what is the advantage of rings over buckles? (I'm using buckles...)

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    I think ring buckle are for people who don't want to admit cinch buckles are better. Just Kidding


    I think after cinch buckles came out many people switched but rings work well and do the job as long as you do that half hitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I think ring buckle are for people who don't want to admit cinch buckles are better. Kinda like southbounders and Canadians.
    QFT and FTW! I love my cinch buckles as much as neo loves his Claytors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6 feet over View Post
    This is exactly the thought that went through my mind when I saw this thread active again.

    As I haven't read all 701 posts, what is the advantage of rings over buckles? (I'm using buckles...)

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    No advantage.....minor disadvantages.......keep using your buckles.
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    rings and cinch buckles

    ring buckles have an advantage that you can convert your web-based suspension to a lightweight rope-based suspension, keep the rings as is, and have it be just as easily adjustable (using a Garda hitch on the rings) as with webbing. But lighter. I'm not seeing that possibility with the cinch buckle, that's a web-only device.

    The extra half-hitch with the ring buckles is to my mind a total non-issue time-wise, or convenience wise. For a given webbing based system I don't see any significant differences between rings and cinch buckles.

    Grizz

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