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    Senior Member ikemouser's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    $25 for a keychain seems a tad pricey to me. But whatever floats your boat.
    they are lighter though, lol, a bit outta my range too. If money was'nt an issue...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    $25 for a keychain seems a tad pricey to me. But whatever floats your boat.
    sure, i hear ya, bet it might be strong enough to hang from though.

    i was impressed by the 12g one i couldn't find the link to, it looked like they just stamped it out of aluminum plate, had a nice looking wire gate and everything. i believe 12g is a good bit lighter than the trecklight ones, and it was rated for more load (i'm guessing due to the wire gate.)

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    Am I the only one a little paranoid about the wire gate models? Granted the two I use are huge and heavy ones. One an older BD autolock/double lock optional, and the second a Wyott military. Weigh a ton, but since I'm just starting, I'm using what I already have.

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    Walmart Ridgeline Biner Broke!

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    That's not a wire-gate biner in the picture.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    Senior Member ricegravy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    I need to get some biners, the ones i got at walmart were the biggest they had-and they were small.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    If you are using the biners for suspension don't even think about using the Wally World biners. I wouldn't hang my hat from one of those let alone my body. I do use the Wally World biners for mini and micro purposes where the worst that would happen is my gear might fall down when the biner fails. (note the when... not an if....)

    I know. It's a WalMart Biner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricegravy View Post
    What did you do to that poor thing?
    "I used to be sane, but now I'm better."

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    Senior Member ricegravy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by shrek View Post
    What did you do to that poor thing?
    I used it to attach my ridgeline on my DIY HH Clone. I added the biner so the ridgeline would be removable. It popped before I could even put all of my weight in the hammock.
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    I know they are only rated SWL 150 pounds, but I have never seen one fail like that.
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    I use climging rated wire gat biners and like them very much. Advantage... Self springed. The way the wires are attached is what provides the spring action. There is no extra spring to break or disengage. Advantage: Tests have shown the wire gates are less subject to some of the streeses like gate flutter that solid gate biners show. (non-locking solid gate)

    I have no problem with the wire gate. I figure if they have been tested for life support and used for life support they must be reasonably worthy or they would be rated the way they are.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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