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    It was clear and not advised to do as it crushes the rope and has caused at least a couple of failures of the rope. And it's really not recommended for use with amsteel or dynaglide which are even more susceptible to the crushing forces when run between rings.
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    Amsteel

    I noticed you are in FL. If you have a West Marine near you or another boatin supply store you can get the Amsteel 7/64 there. It is a stock item where I am on the Chesapeake Bay. It's common for sailing (or so I'm told).
    Not sure on the price comparison for the link posted for DIY gear supply though.

    Ra66it

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    Ah, good call gmcttr, read it too quickly. Yes, those ropes I suggested are a bad choice for the 2 rappelling rings suspension. 1" polyester webbing is certainly the way to go with them. Wrap around the tree and directly to the hammock.

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    Ah yes . Speaking of your amsteel suggestions I may ditch rappel rings alltogether. Might go whoopie sling all the way. And you're quite right, I do have a westmarine a few blocks from me. No shipping!! ahhh...the pursuit goes on...decisions decisions....

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    I got some tie down straps at Tractor Supply they work great for the 2 ring method. Fairly cheap too if you get them on sale.

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