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    Adjustable Structural Ridgeline WEight Strength

    I am looking to purchase a whoopie sling ridgleine to fine tune the exact sag I am looking for on my Warbonnet BB. I weight around 235 lbs. I've been told this really isn't a problem but only by one person. Any other advice or experiences?

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    I think he was asking about the adjustable ridge line. I have a dynaglide arl and i am a little bit heavier than you its not been a problem.

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    An adjustable whoopie sling ridgeline will "typically" be made of amsteel or zing-it or lash-it. All of which have the proper strength rating for any size hanger below 400#. And these ropes splice easy.

    I'm 300+ and have a zing-it adjustable ridgeline.

    As long as you use the right stuff, you'll be fine.

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    Hang with your suspension at 30degrees and you can use any cord rated from 400 pounds on up...some will go with lesser rated cord but for a safe measure of error 400 is as low as I usually recommend folks using.
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    I weigh in at 208ish, and have a DIY zing-it adjustable ridgeline for my hammocks. The amount of force exerted on the ridgeline is much less than the sheer force exerted on the whoopieslings or whatever you are currently using for suspension. The main thing is when you use your ridgeline; make sure that you are hanging the hammock so that there is not undue tension on the ridgeline. You want to hang the hammock so that the ridgeline is slightly slack so when you get in it will be taught. Check one of Shug’s How to’s regarding the structural ridgeline. Its good info and dang entertaining!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyg View Post
    I think he was asking about the adjustable ridge line.
    That he was. I made the mistake of reading the post too fast, apologies.
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