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    Ring buckles

    just read a thread from cannibal mentioning when he had a ring break a, welded one from home depot. Which is what I have on my DIY hammock. But they look heftier than the triagular cinch buckles on the blackbird. The ones from home depot or lowes are rated for 200 LbS. Does anyone know the rating on brandons. I'm sure it's fine just curious ,
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    Remember that I had two people in the hammock that the rings were holding. They were a year old and had been exposed to the humidity that only Florida can offer. The deck was stacked. I suspect the mathathletes here will tell you that the load dynamics are different between the rings and the tri-rings. Even if it's not true, it gives them a chance to show-off their greek letters.
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    I am curious as well. I am 250#, and I have not noticed any bend in my rings. I have not gone on any trips since I changed the suspension, but I have spent several hours in mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Remember that I had two people in the hammock that the rings were holding. They were a year old and had been exposed to the humidity that only Florida can offer. The deck was stacked. I suspect the mathathletes here will tell you that the load dynamics are different between the rings and the tri-rings. Even if it's not true, it gives them a chance to show-off their greek letters.
    oh okay . Yeah we don't your humidity, though I wish, I get sick of winter maybe it will be better if I get fully geared and do what shug does sight see in sub zero weather whoooo buddy.

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    I think brandon told me each tri-ring was rated for 350 lbs.
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    LOL I envy their ability and passion with the numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuckkingfuts View Post
    just read a thread from cannibal mentioning when he had a ring break a, welded one from home depot. Which is what I have on my DIY hammock. But they look heftier than the triagular cinch buckles on the blackbird. The ones from home depot or lowes are rated for 200 LbS. Does anyone know the rating on brandons. I'm sure it's fine just curious ,
    Change your rings out for SMC descending rings and you'll have no worries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Take-a-knee View Post
    Change your rings out for SMC descending rings and you'll have no worries.
    I'll second that as far as changing out the welded rings. But, honestly, the tri-rings won me over a long time ago.
    Last edited by Cannibal; 02-27-2009 at 19:32. Reason: Hit enter too quick
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    Quote Originally Posted by Take-a-knee View Post
    Change your rings out for SMC descending rings and you'll have no worries.
    those can be aquired at EMS I'm guessing I saw those for like 4 bucks each.really don't matter though I'm soon to be a bird hanger ordered it yesterday. That hammock looks like a stealth fighter man a comfy one at that I should change mine on my DIY though just for saftey sake

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    it's more the strength of the weld that matters more than the size of the wire. alot of hardware store rings have weak welds. mine supposedly have a minimum break strength of 400# but some are alot stronger, the batch was supposed to be rated at 1000, but some broke at 400 (hence the 400 rating) so they didn't make the cut for the customer buying 1000#rings. so i got a box of these extras that they had in stock, some have better looking welds than others. since the absolute min is supposed to be 400, i go through and inspect them and toss the worst (400) welds and just use the better looking ones. the ones that get used have a signifigantly stronger weld than the weaker 400# rings which i toss.

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