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    Are these dynaglide whoopies worn out?

    See pics. Are these dynaglide whoopies worn out? I have probably 30 hanging nights in them. I'm 155 pounds and try to be very gentle with my gear. But these look a bit dangerous to me. Is it normal for this type of apparent fraying where the loaded line exits the bury? 30 nights doesn't seem like a lot, and 155 pounds is well under the 200 pound limit for dynaglide, right? I'm going over my gear for a solo bike tour (just 3 nights) and I'm getting paranoid looking at these. Please share thoughts.

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    Re: Are these dynaglide whoopies worn out?

    Mine looked like that as well. I didn't feel comfortible with them, so I swapped them out. Use your best judgement, if tou don't feel safe with the whoopies, change them out.

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    Re: Are these dynaglide whoopies worn out?

    If you don't feel safe on it... Don't hang on it... Pretty simple... Hang your own hang... I would not hang on dynaglide at all because there isn't enough safety factor... But hang your own hang...
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    I'm seeing more and more of dynaglide fraying like that. I believe its caused by the hammock's sway. I would go ahead and swap it out with Amsteel, the weight penalty isn't much, and I'd rather carry 2 more ounces and be sure of my gear. But as the others have said, HYOH!

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    Yes, they will probably go for another 30 nights but why risk it.
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    Is 30 to 60 nights for dynaglide unusually short life?

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    Yes, they will probably go for another 30 nights but why risk it.
    For a 155-pounder who babies his gear, is this wear amount at 30 nights unusual? If as Dutch says I can get another 30 nights, isn't 60 nights still pretty short of a lifespan? I suppose it's only about $0.50/night, which is pretty cheap, but what if I were doing a really long thru-hike?

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    Gargoyle makes three of you, and hangs on dg whoopies. I wonder what his look like.
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    I have not used dynaglide, but it doesn't look like it's breaking, just a little fray where the line twist. I have thought about using it, but like the extra capacity of the Amsteel and it's worth it for very little weight penalty......RR
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    I've replaced whoopies with less fraying than that.

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    Not an expert on this, but my Amsteel Whoopies looked much worse than this after 1 summer. I think it has to do with the way I torque them down. I swap them out to only use in a pinch.

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