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    Been using 7/64 whoopies for about 6 months, I weigh 260 and they do not budge. I have also had my dog in the hammock which was an additional 80 pounds and we sat in the hammock for about an hour and they were rock solid. I think your hammock seams would fail before the amsteel. And in the words of Shug " make sure to milk ur berry" that will keep them from slipping
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    Real life experience and DURABILITY test in my own home with my exceptionally heavy body have yeilded that the 7/64ths can endure numerous nights (and days) of suspending me.

    I'm 300+ lbs and have used the same 7/64 dynaglide whoopie for two+ years. No failure. During any hammock builds and testing, I'll switch out the same whoopie to the new hammock and it performs well. The whoopie has seen lots of hammocks. Very little sign of degradation in the line and its ability to adjust and hold. Without actually counting the days, I'd say a minimum of easily 300 nights, same whoopie.

    I give it two thumbs for a good line. 1/8 is good too.

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    Thanks, again for all of the replies.

    Mountnman... I'm half-way afraid to ask, but how do you "milk ur berry"... and I'm hoping that's the wrong word at the end of that quote... lol

    Brandon

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangePeel View Post
    Thanks, again for all of the replies.

    Mountnman... I'm half-way afraid to ask, but how do you "milk ur berry"... and I'm hoping that's the wrong word at the end of that quote... lol

    Brandon
    Uh, That's bury. Make sure that the outer part of where your adjustable loop is buried is fully stretched to maximize the grip, minimize the slip!

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    lol... I was pretty sure it was bury, but wanted to be absolutely sure.

    I'm picking up some AmSteel from West Marine tomorrow, hopefully.

    Brandon

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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    If I remember correctly 7/64th Amsteel is rated to about 1600 lbs. So if you went by the 1:5 rule of thumb, that makes it good to about 320 pounds.
    I'll second what the Sarge says. The 7/64" Amsteel will take higher loads but I like a safety factor since we are dealing with static and dynamic loads in a hammock suspension.

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    Samson rates properly made whoopie slings at 80% of the rope's strength. (They used to rate it at 60%).

    For more info: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=12319
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    LOL!! yes I meant bury, just typing along not paying attention. You got me!! One thing I have noticed is you cant get by with anything on the forums LOL!! I think you will be very happy with the whoopies
    "I love not man the less, but Nature more."
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    New hiking term... milking your berry. LOL

    Brandon

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    Quote Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
    Not to be too picky but anywhere I was involved the safety rating would be 5x the derated limit. In other words if the knot used created a 60% loss in strength 1600 lb amsteel with that knot would be 1600 x 0.4 /5= 128 lbs. That is why one does not replace splices with knots. ;-)
    I amended my post to include the usual safety margin for human loads: 10-15 to 1.
    Pick a midpoint of 12.5 and divide 1600 by it:
    128lb
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    As though Shug pulled it from a hat.

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