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Old 24-01-2022, 16:27   #1
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Soft Shackle - quick release pull tab

Hi,

What is everyone using for the quick release / pull tab on soft shackles? Looking for one in red. For 7/64 Amsteel Blue.

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Old 24-01-2022, 18:17   #2
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Re: Soft Shackle - quick release pull tab

I've used Dyneema whipping twine from Marlow, 3/64" diameter. Comes in all the bright colors.
But the pull tab is silly, IMO-I only do it if it's asked for.
On a shackle diameter that small, you might just use #4 polyester whipping twine, if you can find it braided, not twisted. The colored Dyneema comes in sizes rather large for that.
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Old 25-01-2022, 07:54   #3
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Re: Soft Shackle - quick release pull tab

Yea, I agree. I never added those. Someone I am working with is asking for it on the non bury 2 strand/leg style shackles. I tested that and don't find it that useful. I can just pull 1 of the 2 strands/legs and it opens open.

I really don't like how it pulls on the strands causing a slight deformation
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