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post #42 of Old 08-26-2008
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Climbing webbing will be just fine if that's what you want to use. Tack on the "marine" label and pay out as arse. I used do a lot of rigging and the climbing webbing is more that sufficient to take the weight.

I've set up numerous slacklines (a tightrope of sorts made from 1" climbing webbing) on a 60' gap with a one inch piece of tubular climbing webbing threaded with another section of 3/8" webbing. The tension on the webbing was so great that in the center of 60' there was less than 2' of sag. I took numerous falls (aprox. 7'-9' drops) Shockloading the line under extreme tension. I'm still here to tell the story and if your in a chest harness taking that much force from waves,'re going to get ripped in half.

Just my .2 cents

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