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Question : old hexes, slung with 5mm titan or send them in to be slung with webbing
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By Michael Roadie
Apr 15, 2012
Sugarite

6 meters of titan wont sling all 7 if they have to be triple fisherman. How long of a loop is ideal to leave? Probably 30$ in titan. How much and where to have them sewn?


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By Steve Williams
From Denver, CO
Apr 15, 2012

Just use perlon cord. Don't need titan or dyneema.
Cheaper, strong, and lasts longer.


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By Allen Corneau
From Houston, TX
Apr 15, 2012

Here's what I used last time I did mine:

Size Cord length (inches)
11 50
10 49
9 48
8 47
7 46
6 45
5 44
4 43
Total 372" = 31

If you tie them with a triple-fisherman's they all end up with a 12" sling (roughly). Make sure to pre-load the knots after tying to lock them in place.


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By Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Apr 16, 2012
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Nails it!

"Just use perlon cord. Don't need titan or dyneema.
Cheaper, strong, and lasts longer."


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By Michael Roadie
Apr 17, 2012
Sugarite

Alright, mabey I'm missing something here. Titan is rated almost triple what "perlon" is. Wouldn't it be logical to go with cord that is rated much closer to your gear? I purchased 20' of "5mm" titan last fall from rei. It turns out to actually be 5.5mm which is the diameter of the holes in my hexes. I divied up the cord into 7 sections (which with the triple fishermans just left to small of a loop) and used Mt Chalets hot knife to cut it. The dyneema core doesn't melt and the sheath can't bond to it like "perlon". The damn titan wont fit through the holes in my hexes without the sheath peeling back. Allen thanks for the dimensions on your's. How the f&#$ did you get the titan through the holes?


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By -sp
From East-Coast
Apr 17, 2012
Buenos Dias!

Michael Roadie wrote:
Alright, mabey I'm missing something here. Titan is rated almost triple what "perlon" is. Wouldn't it be logical to go with cord that is rated much closer to your gear? I purchased 20' of "5mm" titan last fall from rei. It turns out to actually be 5.5mm which is the diameter of the holes in my hexes. I divied up the cord into 7 sections (which with the triple fishermans just left to small of a loop) and used Mt Chalets hot knife to cut it. The dyneema core doesn't melt and the sheath can't bond to it like "perlon". The damn titan wont fit through the holes in my hexes without the sheath peeling back. Allen thanks for the dimensions on your's. How the f&#$ did you get the titan through the holes?


Titan is the better choice over Perlon in my opinion.

1 - Slide the sheath back about 3/8" to expose about the core and recut it (cut the core not the sheath and you can use a new, sharp utility knife without heat).
2 - Slide the sheath back over the core and then carefully heat the tip of the sheath until it melts and form it into a point with your fingers. Do it quickly and yes, it can sting a little.
3 - Next feed the cord into the holes in the hexes. You may need to pull gently once you get it started.


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By wivanoff
Apr 17, 2012
High Exposure

Michael Roadie wrote:
The damn titan wont fit through the holes in my hexes without the sheath peeling back. Allen thanks for the dimensions on your's. How the f&#$ did you get the titan through the holes?



Do what -sp suggested and make a nice point on the melted nylon to help get you started.

Or drill the holes out a bit. A 7/32" drill should work fine. Were the hexes originally slung with wire cable?


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By Allen Corneau
From Houston, TX
Apr 17, 2012

Just pulled them out to check: the smallest (#4) is about 12" long, the biggest (#11) is closer to 15" long.


Hexes
Hexes


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By Michael Roadie
Apr 19, 2012
Sugarite

@ sp,thanks, worked like a charm! Ya know I have worked construction for 30 years. I get paid to problem solve. This stupid cord kicked my ass. I feel pretty stupid. Thanks for everyones input! Climb on!


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