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    Proper descender rings, bought at a climbing outfitter, will hold a static hammocker fine. They are intended for top belay rappelling and then cast off. If you're not willing to fall from hammock height, don't buy what rings you find at hardware stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    Proper descender rings, bought at a climbing outfitter, will hold a static hammocker fine. They are intended for top belay rappelling and then cast off. If you're not willing to fall from hammock height, don't buy what rings you find at hardware stores.
    Agreed but,
    Welded rings bought at hardware stores aren't the topic of discussion. It was SMC Descender rings vs Omega Pacific rings.

    As for static weight, well static weight doesn't weigh as much as dynamic weight, which is what I would put more significance on personally. But I agree that descender rings bought at climbing outfitters, provide more than enough working-load strength for an average hammocker.

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    So in the video the guy stated that ring began distorting around 1k pounds of force. Many of the materials used in hammocks and hammock suspensions are rated at 1k pounds breaking strength (and yes I realize that many materials are rated for more). I'm not seeing a problem with using the SMC rings.
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    Given his setup I don't think he even knows what force he was really applying.
    YMMV

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