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    what are the benifits of the different lines

    I'm trying to understand more before I start building my suspension and tarp ridgeline. I bought 200' of dynaglide from my local arborist supply house today. I plan to use this for my whoopie slings. I was am going to stop by westmarine to pick up some amsteel to make some soft shackles, continuous loops, and necrabiners.

    I'm wondering what people are using fling it, zing it, techline, etc for. Are there other types of cord that I should be looking at for my hammock ridgeline, tarp ridgeline etc.

    do these take a pruisic better than the dynaglide will?

    Anything that can point me in the right direction is appreciated.

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    Unless you way under 200 lbs those dynaglide whoopsies will slip

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    I put an extra wrap in my prussiks and taut-line-hitches when using dynaglide or the like.

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    I use amsteel for my whoopies. Much easier to work with as well....


    +1 to the extra wrap on the dynaglide for a prussik.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saniun View Post
    Unless you way under 200 lbs those dynaglide whoopsies will slip
    Why do you say that?

    The way whoopies work the more weight applied the tighter they hold....provided the bury is made correctly for the size line and your within the safe breaking strength. We have members here over 300 pounds that use dynaglide...not recemended by most folks though as that's a lower safety margin.
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    Im under 200

    I weigh 190 and am not too worried about breaking the dynaglide. I'm also making a set for my lady but I don't think she has much to worry about. So are there any down sides to me making all of my guy lines, ridgelines, prusiks, etc out of dynaglide? Are there benefits of using zing/lash it? Should I be using amsteel for my shackles, continuous loops, nercabiners.

    -loki

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    The benefit of using the other stuff is that it's lighter than the dynaglide. Zingit, etc are great for ridgelines and guylines. You can make soft shackles and such but don't use them in your hammock suspension. That stuff can't support body weight.

    I use dynaglide for hammock suspension, zingit for ridgeline and tarp suspension, and zline for guylines. I have beaucoup prussiks with the zingit and zline, no slips so far.
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    anybody used new england spyderline for any suspensions, ridgelines? they have 2.8mm(1250lb) 3.8mm(1860lb) 4.8mm(3000lb)

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    I use spyderline 3.8mm for my suspension. It has 1900lb breaking strength. I tie a figure 8 knot and loop it over a MSH. The other end I tie close to the hammock using a slipped buntline, just like Brandon does in his line strap video on his website.

    I like spyderline because, even tho it is heavier and a little more expensive than 1/8 inch amsteel, it ties and releases so easy its unbelievable. It may be a little outdated and amsteel has taken its place here on HF, but I'm old school and like it. Plus the colors (lime green and purple) are cool.

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