2.6 grams of adorable
Turtle Ties were created to enable the lightest suspension available. Weighing just 0.1 oz each (2.6 grams), they interface with a single strand of 7/64″ (2.75 mm) Amsteel with a wrap-and-lock adjustment. Unlike a whoopie sling that doubles back on itself, the entire length of Amsteel is the range of available adjustment.
Turtle Ties have been tested to hold approximately 400 lbs tension (180 kg) with a standard lock without slipping. This is sufficient for any typical hammock scenario, but if extra security is needed the optional “flipper lock” method can be used to increase the tension by another few hundred pounds. Unlike other suspension devices that rely on a “twist lock”, Turtle Ties are less damaging to the Amsteel due to building up friction over several regions. With that said, the “twist lock” method can still be used when ultimate security is needed.
Additionally, the Turtle Tie can be set up to work with a whoopie sling if that’s your preference. See the video at time mark 3:54 of the first video for a demo. They also work well for your tarp pullouts as shown in the second video.
Amsteel Suspension Weight
|Length||Strand Weight [g]||Whoopie Weight [g]||Strand Weight [oz]||Whoopie Weight [oz]|
|6' (1.8 m)||10||17||0.3||0.6|
|8' (2.4 m)||12||22||0.4||0.8|
|10' (3.0 m)||15||28||0.5||1.0|
|12' (3.7 m)||18||33||0.6||1.2|
|Dimensions||1.5 × 1.5 × 0.125 in|
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