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    Quick question: I looked at the whoopiesling.com website and their structural ridge line is not recommended for people over 200 lbs. I am 6'4 and weigh 215, I am close to the recommended weight, would it be safe to assume I could get by with it or do I need to look for another option? Thanks for the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yosef View Post
    Quick question: I looked at the whoopiesling.com website and their structural ridge line is not recommended for people over 200 lbs. I am 6'4 and weigh 215, I am close to the recommended weight, would it be safe to assume I could get by with it or do I need to look for another option? Thanks for the help.
    The 1.7mm dyeema is rated below 200lb. I'd imagine the 2.2mm could handle it just fine.

    Or bite the bullet and got with amsteel. I've got a structural ridge line made out of amsteel that has about 6" of adjustment (since it's not an entire whoopie). That lets me dial out any ridgeline sag I might get from setting up on trees that are very close together.

    Most of the time my ridge line is just snug, the only time it's really load bearing is when the tree's are too far apart to get the proper angles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Booni View Post
    The 1.7mm dyeema is rated below 200lb. I'd imagine the 2.2mm could handle it just fine.

    Or bite the bullet and got with amsteel. I've got a structural ridge line made out of amsteel that has about 6" of adjustment (since it's not an entire whoopie). That lets me dial out any ridgeline sag I might get from setting up on trees that are very close together.

    Most of the time my ridge line is just snug, the only time it's really load bearing is when the tree's are too far apart to get the proper angles.
    I know they are easy to make but do they sell them premade in amsteel anywhere or the 2.2mm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yosef View Post
    I know they are easy to make but do they sell them premade in amsteel anywhere or the 2.2mm?
    Whoopiesling.com sells them in 2.2mm, same page you looked at and saw the weight limit on the 1.7mm.

    As for an amsteel ridge line? I don't know, I made my own.

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    If the average strength of the 1.75mm is 500lbs and the fixed eye or the whoopie sling does not degrade the strength of the cord why the 200lb limit? Is that just to include a 2x safety factor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IDJAY View Post
    If the average strength of the 1.75mm is 500lbs and the fixed eye or the whoopie sling does not degrade the strength of the cord why the 200lb limit? Is that just to include a 2x safety factor?
    When you do the math on your suspension, you are putting the equivalent of you full body weight into just 1 side of your suspension. Since the structural ridge line connects the two side together it's being stressed anywhere from 0lb to twice or more your body weight depending on how your hammock is hung. So the margin of error may be closer than you think.

    My normal hang has my structural ridge line snug enough that I can bend it 90 degrees. But I've hung between points 30' or more apart that had my Ridgeline tighter than a guitar string. Couldn't bend it if I tried.

    EDIT: now that I think about it, it's not double your body weight on the Ridgeline. It's whatever the horizontal component is when looking at the hang calculator. Which depending on your angles could be equal to you body weight.

    http://theultimatehang.com/hammock-hang-calculator/
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    Huh? Is this a brief explanation of the second law of thermodynamics? I suppose everything wears out eventually.

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    Quick question. The whoopie sling is noted for the fact that the splices don't derate the cord very much, but doesn't the larkshead where it connects to the hammock derate the cord significantly?

    I have noticed many people using a larkshead to connect to the hammock, which is why I ask the question. I realize there are other options for the P.O.C.

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    Has anyone had an amsteel whoopie break while being used to support a hammock?

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    Re: Whoopie Sling Suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Booni View Post
    Has anyone had an amsteel whoopie break while being used to support a hammock?
    Never heard of it.
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