ALUMINUM RING FAILURE

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  1. Maui Palm & Tree Care

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    Re: SPAM

    it says made in italy. it's making me nervous because of the fact that kong is based in italy.
     
  3. Tom Dunlap

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    yup thats the one :) thanks for the reassurance tom. man it was a pain to get the ring on the saddle. with the cougar saddle you have to take the whole saddle apart just to change the rope bridge or add a ring. it was worth it though. this is my first time climbing on a rope bridge saddle with a ring. i love it and im never going back to flat webbing.
     
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    as per the test rig in the first pictures, i would like to make one, can someone please tell me how? and what i need....would be great. thanks in advance
     
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    Super helpful!

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  7. domonick

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    how much did it cost
     
  8. GregManning

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    1. The ring ?
    2. Medical costs ?
    3. Legal costs ?
    4. Time away from work ?
    5. Wasted time ?
    etc.
     
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  10. Santiago Casanova

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    What about these rings? Any known issues? What about the isc rings wesspur sells? I was going to order some of those.
     

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  11. Tom Dunlap

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    I trust ISC
     
  12. Santiago Casanova

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    Should I cut out the amp rings and splice in some isc rings? Has anybody tested the amp rings?
     
  13. GregManning

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    Just my personal opinion ................

    I don't know why you would NOT trust the rings illustrated.
    They are marked with ratings, and have Vendor info stamped on them. These should be easily traceable (phone call) to AMP.
    I certainly trust ISC gear, & have lots of it.

    The old "infamous" Kong ring that failed years ago, was not marked. (I was on-site when it failed.)
    "Un-marked ratings" was fairly common on many pieces of gear at the time.
    That has all changed.
     
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  14. Santiago Casanova

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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    Is the cover baggy on that kernmaster?... Personally I only go with steel rings on my ring to rings, as I bomb them (sometimes with the tree)..
     
  16. Santiago Casanova

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    The cover is not baggy. It is really tight. I need mechanical help to bring the splice home. What do you mean by bomb the anchor?
     
  17. GregManning

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    He just drops the ring-to-ring from the TIP to the ground. i.e. no control of speed by using rope, throwline, etc.
    It then can hit rocks, etc on the ground. (dingles, dents, sharp burrs, etc can result)

    I have a couple steel ring-to-rings, which I have bombed. Just make sure you still inspect them.
     
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    Most likely , but the standard is anything life safety must be rated to 5,000 lbs mbs
     

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