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    I like to use a soft shackle when joining a kinetic rope to a regular strap if extra length is needed. This avoids having an extra projectile in the middle.


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    Soft Shackles?

    I have a soft shackle and it does have its uses, however I’m pretty excited about warns new lineup, the hyperlink and the sidewinder, great idea in my opinion


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    Quote Originally Posted by QuicksilverJK View Post
    I like to use a soft shackle when joining a kinetic rope to a regular strap if extra length is needed. This avoids having an extra projectile in the middle.


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    This is what I've used mine for. I've had good luck with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuicksilverJK View Post
    I like to use a soft shackle when joining a kinetic rope to a regular strap if extra length is needed. This avoids having an extra projectile in the middle.


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    That’s a good idea...a good way to add a winch line extension, and easy to remove after a load was applied

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute View Post
    and easy to remove after a load was applied
    ^^ Bingo ^^

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    Thanks for the input!!

    LOL... Yes, I do have 1 "cute" ATV soft shackle I found somewhere. I use it to attach the leash to my St. Bernard's collar. It's been reliable... so far.

    What prompted my question was an overlander buddy who swears by them. He is a classic "weight weenie" as we call them in cycling circles. Claims that the weight savings, packability, and reliability render traditional shackles obsolete. I'm not ready to give mine up yet though. Even though my shackle mounts are radial, I still think the edges are sharp enough to cause issues at about 8000 lbs of force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sm31 View Post
    Thanks for the input!!

    LOL... Yes, I do have 1 "cute" ATV soft shackle I found somewhere. I use it to attach the leash to my St. Bernard's collar. It's been reliable... so far.

    What prompted my question was an overlander buddy who swears by them. He is a classic "weight weenie" as we call them in cycling circles. Claims that the weight savings, packability, and reliability render traditional shackles obsolete. I'm not ready to give mine up yet though. Even though my shackle mounts are radial, I still think the edges are sharp enough to cause issues at about 8000 lbs of force.
    How much weight is he saving by ditching the steel shackles? Better give him a bunch of rope and pulleys so he doesn't have to have a winch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sm31 View Post
    Thanks for the input!!

    LOL... Yes, I do have 1 "cute" ATV soft shackle I found somewhere. I use it to attach the leash to my St. Bernard's collar. It's been reliable... so far.

    What prompted my question was an overlander buddy who swears by them. He is a classic "weight weenie" as we call them in cycling circles. Claims that the weight savings, packability, and reliability render traditional shackles obsolete. I'm not ready to give mine up yet though. Even though my shackle mounts are radial, I still think the edges are sharp enough to cause issues at about 8000 lbs of force.
    Post a picture of his rig.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    Post a picture of his rig.


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    I'll snap a pic when I'm out there next time. It's a mid 70's vintage Land Rover... Soooo lightweight...

    Although, very cool!!

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    I would say you can replace half your steel shackles with soft, but steel still have their place. Then you could also add additional soft shackles with almost not space or weight penalty.

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