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#193933 - 02/27/16 08:23 PM Hammock suspension - descender rings
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Curiosity question. What is the difference between a descender ring and a welded steel ring?
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#193959 - 02/28/16 07:50 PM Re: Hammock suspension - descender rings [Re: PaHiker]
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A quality descender ring is a one piece forging, typically aluminum, not welded. Welded rings can be used for hammock suspensions and I've used them on tree huggers. Just check the quality of the weld.

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#193960 - 02/28/16 07:52 PM Re: Hammock suspension - descender rings [Re: wgiles]
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Thanks. Welded rings are more readily available to me, and the weight isn't that disturbing. I have used them before in the various suspension systems I've tried with no issues.
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#193961 - 02/28/16 08:35 PM Re: Hammock suspension - descender rings [Re: PaHiker]
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Some of the cheaper welded rings have spot welds and are really just for decorative use. If you don't see an obvious melt zone in the weld, be careful.

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#193962 - 02/28/16 08:47 PM Re: Hammock suspension - descender rings [Re: wgiles]
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Thanks. thanks
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#193997 - 03/02/16 09:23 AM Re: Hammock suspension - descender rings [Re: PaHiker]
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A welded steel ring should work fine. And, later, if you like the ring system, you can upgrade to descender rings for lighter weight.
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