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    Quote Originally Posted by Krazyjohnny View Post
    So I have tried the SMC rings as seen here. I first tried the 1.5" diameter ones that are silver and look like the pic below.

    http://www.rei.com/product/471123/smc-descending-ring

    And they ovalled out and began to split. It appears these were rolled out of a flat and not forged.
    Something is odd here as they are a one-piece forged ring. I've never seen one distort. We've had over 1500 pounds on them with no effect what so ever. Any chance of a picture so we can see what happened?

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    Ditto! They are rated to 14kn or 3147#. That's incredible if you ovaled them. Must have 0* angle with 100' of suspension on each end and parked your truck on it....

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    I have the very same rings. I use only one at each end and tie a slippery half hitch with my webbing straps and it works great. No need to have two rings, just use a simple not and save on weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bberms21 View Post
    I have the very same rings. I use only one at each end and tie a slippery half hitch with my webbing straps and it works great. No need to have two rings, just use a simple not and save on weight.
    Yep, we get lost on the whole buckle aspect of it, when it can be just as well used as a pulley, then tied off.

    good point!

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    Yes Bubba. I tried two passes through the rings with the Amsteel to hold them together. I then ran the Hennessey cordage in a garda hitch. The rings still rolled into one another.

    I weigh 230 lbs and cannot believe these things ovalled. I was unable to post pictures.
    Last edited by Krazyjohnny; 01-25-2013 at 20:17. Reason: attempted to post pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krazyjohnny View Post
    So I have tried the SMC rings as seen here...http://www.rei.com/product/471123/smc-descending-ring

    And they ovalled out and began to split. It appears these were rolled out of a flat and not forged...
    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeBait View Post
    Something is odd here as they are a one-piece forged ring...
    One piece forged ring yes, solid...not so much.

    IMG_3359 (Medium).JPG IMG_3358cropped (Medium).jpg

    Smokebait...first I buy them from you and then you make me cut them...you owe me a ring

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    Gmcttr, I've never cut into one but PM me your shipping address and I'll send you TWO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krazyjohnny View Post
    Yes Bubba. I tried two passes through the rings with the Amsteel to hold them together. I then ran the Hennessey cordage in a garda hitch. The rings still rolled into one another.

    I weigh 230 lbs and cannot believe these things ovalled. I was unable to post pictures.
    Hmmm. Where are the rings? Are they on the hammock or on the tree straps. Maybe try one more wrap?
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeBait View Post
    Gmcttr, I've never cut into one but PM me your shipping address and I'll send you TWO.
    Thought I took one for the team and Smokebait sets me up to come out ahead.

    A BIG THANKS to 'ya.

    And the rest of you remember who's got our back....WWW.WHOOPIESLINGS.COM

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Thought I took one for the team and Smokebait sets me up to come out ahead.

    A BIG THANKS to 'ya.

    And the rest of you remember who's got our back....WWW.WHOOPIESLINGS.COM
    My pleasure And thank you for having what it takes to cut a perfectly fine ring into pieces

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