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19030Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Using ascenders with a hammock

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  • Tom Frazier
    Apr 24, 2008
      With the figure 9's, using the right size rope is critical to getting a good grab, without getting your rope eaten up. The teeth aren't really sharp (they shouldn't be, anyways) and shouldn't really fray the rope to pieces if the rope is thick enough. Sometimes, letting the rope slide through the figure 9 can cause some fraying, but you can prevent this by tugging on the ends (just as you would if you use ropes to hang your hammock) to make sure they dont' slip out the other direction.

      I'm using these for my big tarp with no problems at all.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Ralph Oborn
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 7:02 AM
      Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Using ascenders with a hammock

      gordon_human wrote:
      > Might want to play with some of these Nite Ize.....I bought some (dirt
      > cheap) with the idea of using two or three at each end of the hammock
      > for just that purpose...haven't got round to trying them out in anger
      > yet....
      > http://www.rei.com/product/765517
      > Gordon

      On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 7:02 AM, Rick <ra1@...> wrote:

      > Load limit on them is 150 pounds.
      > I would not hang in a hammock with these.
      > As has been commented before: using anything rated at less than about
      > 600 pounds is prone to failure.
      > Risk

      They also chew up the rope with their teeth, I got real excited when I saw
      them but not so much now I've used them (not on a hammock)

      Has your experince been different?


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