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    7/64 Amsteel Blue is just what I had after making whoopies.
    +1 on what MAD777 on widow makers not being stopped by a ridgeline. No evidence, but doesn't seem likely.
    Hammocking, car camping, backpacking, kayaking, and mountain biking. Getting in touch with nature is getting expensive. Good thing I can DIY!

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    Yep, 7/64th amsteel has a 1400 pound break strength vs Zing-it at 400 pounds, I like the extra 1000 pounds of Widow Maker protection. Of course with the tarp line I am up to 2,800 pounds of protection.

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    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Somehow I doubt that if a limb big enough to do you in, would be stopped by any ridgeline. But I have no evidence to back that up. Maybe we can petition Samson Rope Co. to include that protocol in their testing program. Any volunteers?
    Lots of variables to be considered, but you're right, a direct hit by a big'un won't be stopped. What will happen, though, is some of that energy will be absorbed by the r/l prior to failure. Or maybe it won't fail, and will become a fulcrum around which the limb will pivot before hitting the ground on one end, and then it will fail. Either way, I'll settle for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Or maybe it won't fail, and will become a fulcrum around which the limb will pivot before hitting the ground on one end, and then it will fail. Either way, I'll settle for that.
    Me too!
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