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    Michelle the Camper's Avatar
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    Your favorite material for ridgeline

    What is your favorite material for a hammock ridge line and why?

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    I've used all sorts from amsteel, to dyna, to climbing and zing-it/lash-it. For most cases now, simplicity and lightness I use zing-it/lash-it. Seems to work great.
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    I'm a 1.75 mm Zing-It fan. It's light, strong (480 lb. breaking strength), and spliceable. Other than 7/64" Amsteel, it's the only other rope I carry. I can use it for tarp guylines, hammock or tarp ridgelines, and soft shackle prusiks (to attach tarp to the tarp ridgeline).

    Oh, and Dutch Titanium Hooks were made for 1.75 mm Zing-It. That's another reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    I'm a 1.75 mm Zing-It fan. It's light, strong (480 lb. breaking strength), and spliceable. Other than 7/64" Amsteel, it's the only other rope I carry. I can use it for tarp guylines, hammock or tarp ridgelines, and soft shackle prusiks (to attach tarp to the tarp ridgeline).

    Oh, and Dutch Titanium Hooks were made for 1.75 mm Zing-It. That's another reason.
    What he ^ said. I used amsteel I the past, as that was all I had, but have since started using lash-it/zing-it.

    And don't forget, the Dutch tarp flyz are made for zing-it/lash-it.
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    Michelle the Camper's Avatar
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    Dutch hooks are on their way, hope they arrive today to use at Hot Springs Hang this weekend. Hate to sound too girly, but I love the tiny size of those hooks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle the Camper View Post
    Dutch hooks are on their way, hope they arrive today to use at Hot Springs Hang this weekend. Hate to sound too girly, but I love the tiny size of those hooks!
    Better learn how to splice a fixed loop or locked brummel quick so you don't lose those tiny Dutch hooks. Or you could just tie a knot, but where's the fun in that?

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    I now have 1.75mm Zing-it on all 3 of my hammock ridgelines. As said before, plenty strong and very light. I have replaced 7/64" ridgelines as that is just overkill.
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    Tech Line

    Tech Line from DIY Gear Supply. Works freaking awesome and weighs nothing. I use the 1.2mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Better learn how to splice a fixed loop or locked brummel quick so you don't lose those tiny Dutch hooks. Or you could just tie a knot, but where's the fun in that?
    Right? I am working on it, and will be receiving a lesson this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaktee View Post
    Tech Line from DIY Gear Supply. Works freaking awesome and weighs nothing. I use the 1.2mm.

    http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/p...age/cord-line/
    Magical stuff...wish it came in olive drab

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