Tulle triangle thing.
Another use for small pieces of tulle. A lightweight triangle thing uq suspension rig. The grosgrain binding stabilizes, minimizes the stretch of the tulle. Total weight including the soft shackle is ~3/8oz. Total cost based on $0.97/yd of tulle and $0.31/ft of grosgrain is ~$2/triangle.
For the WB Traveler no triangle thing is needed. Just attach a light line via Prusik type of knot to the structural ridge line and attach your uq shock cord directly to that line. If you want to maintain the stock length of uq shock cord an Alpine butterfly loop can be easily tied to shorten the cord and if needed easily released. Not field tested. Seems to work fine indoors. Also useful "tool" to figure out the size of the triangle for your specific uq.
Originally Posted by koaloha05
I made a set of triangles for my UQ late last week using some scrap nylon. Like you said, the grosgrain on the edges takes most of the load.
I hope to try mine out one night this week. Haven't had a chance to sleep in the hammock since I added the triangles.
Very cool... and light...
One question: Do you really need the tulle? I've been thinking of making a triangle thingie out of either small grosgrain or cord...
Very nice, while that tulle is light it's also very fragile.
Not sure. The tulle or nylon probably just spreads the load over a larger area reducing any chaffing of the bug net by the line. The majority of the weight of the tulle triangle is in the grosgrain. The small piece of tulle is almost weightless. The offset cost is as noted fragile when compared to no-see-um or ripstop nylon.
Originally Posted by JohnSawyer