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    So what is this slippery hitch you speak of?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artjrk View Post
    So what is this slippery hitch you speak of?


    Something like that says google...
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    Ok I teach 'em all that as back up. Fortunately the grinding stone on the dremel did a nice job of roughing up the finish. Now they lock tight. In fact they hold just a single cord of amsteel as well.

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    I was thinking just a couple passes of plumbers cloth would be sufficient... But hang your own hang...
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    Slippery half hitch is excellent for rings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artjrk View Post
    The rings said 200#. I figured the two together should be good.

    I spent a couple minutes with the dremel and they held fine. So I think I'm good to go. Just 22 more rings to scuff up.
    200#...I wouldn't be comfortable with that, even when doubled. Generally want to keep suspension components over 1,000# and some would argue that's even too low.
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    Well on the rings... Was that 200# working load, or 200# breaking strength... They are two entirely different things..
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    The site didn't distinguish. I guess I'll just have spend a few nights in each hammock to test them out.
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    Wow...all the colors of the rainbow Very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    Well on the rings... Was that 200# working load, or 200# breaking strength... They are two entirely different things..
    The SMC descender rings are rated at 14 kilonewtons, which is over 3000# and only cost $3.10. Certainly overkill but rather safe than sorry.
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