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    Would these work as Descender Rings?

    http://www.ems.com/search/r2_results.jsp

    They're from EMS. They only give the size on one of them and it seems to be a little big. What's the diameter on the one's sold by REI? Is there an ideal size for one inch webbing and is the size really critical. Can you use different width webbing with the same set of descenders or is there a suggested size/ratio?

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    The REI rings are 1.5". I use 1" webbing with these rings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    The REI rings are 1.5". I use 1" webbing with these rings.
    I just went back and looked it up. The specs on the one ring are 1.375" inner diameter and 2.125" outer diameter. They're pretty beefy.

    Are your measurements inner or outer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel View Post
    I just went back and looked it up. The specs on the one ring are 1.375" inner diameter and 2.125" outer diameter. They're pretty beefy.

    Are your measurements inner or outer?

    Thanks, Miguel
    Wow. That's a pretty thick ring. It would be very heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel View Post
    I just went back and looked it up. The specs on the one ring are 1.375" inner diameter and 2.125" outer diameter. They're pretty beefy.

    Are your measurements inner or outer?

    Thanks, Miguel
    Yeah, but that's for the steel rings that weigh 3 oz. each. There is also an aluminum ring weighing 1.1 ounce but no sizes are given. Based on the picture the thickness of the ring is about 1/3 of the inside diameter. So it's probably only about 1" ID which is too small for 1" strap. IMO
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    Hmmm...I just clicked on the site and it didn't take me to the rings. If anyone is feeling ambitious you could do a search on the site for Rapelling rings or desender rings.

    Miguel

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    Miguel - if you are looking at rappelling rings, then they are going to be VERY HEAVY. They are usually made of steel, they are thick and they are VERY HEAVY. They are designed to take heavy loads repeatedly and so they are also very strong, and oh did I mention - they are VERY HEAVY. Omega Pacific makes a rappel ring of AL, but it still weighs 3 times as much as the SMC descending rings

    Get the SMC descending rings, they are 0.4 oz each.

    You can get them online here:

    http://www.smcgear.net/products.asp?cat=5&pid=44

    They are available elsewhere online a little cheaper. REI has them, both instore and online here:

    http://www.rei.com/product/471123
    OK...I get the message. I'll order some from REI

    Thanks, Miguel

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    The ones at REI are measured for inner. (from memory)

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    what would you use the rings for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    In climbing or for the Hammock???
    To adjust the tension on the straps that hold the hammock to the trees. They just make it quicker and easier to adjust. There have been several threads on the subject and I believe Jeff may have some pics and details on his site.

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