UQ shock cord slipping
Was camping this past weekend with my Incubator. Woke up about 3am and was a little chilled, thought maybe I just needed to answer the call of nature. When I got back in my hammock, I checked my UQ suspension, and thought that it had loosened. I tightened the line-locs and went back to sleep. Woke up and again was chilled. Before packing everything, I decided to check the line-locs, and found that the shock cords were slipping. I don't want to tie a knot, as I have had problems getting them untied, and I want to be able to still adjust the shock cord for venting on warmer nights. Has anyone else had problems with this?
I was looking at DIY Gear Supply, and the LineLoc 3 is what it looks like I have. I was thinking of ordering some of the Microlock Cordlocks to use as a backup. Pull the shock cord tight through the LineLoc 3 and then tighten the Microlock against it. I wouldn't have to tie any knots in the shock cord, and the microlocks weigh very little. Thanks........RR
I use cord locks and dutch quilt clips. Holds nice and tight, yet is easy enough to adjust from in the hammock. Just squeeze the cord lock to loosen, or pull the shock cord to tighten.
The LineLoc 3s are on the quilt already. I really don't want to have to cut the webbing to remove them, if I don't have too.....RR
can you fit larger shock cord through them?
Thanks, a nice simple solution that I didn't even think about. Will have to get some a little larger and try it........RR
Originally Posted by fallkniven
I know you said you didnt want to tie a knot,but a simple half hitch would hold it with the ability to untie them just by pulling on the tail of the knot .
True, wasn't thinking of that. Tie it and leave the tail. More food for thought.....RR
Originally Posted by hairbear
Sorry about the late response.
One other thing you might try is tightening up the primary suspension. If it is not tight enough, it would require the secondary suspension to be pulled tighter to get the quilt to hug the bottom of the hammock. The tighter that secondary suspension is, the thinner it gets and the easier it is to slip though the line locs. Some of the other suggestions made are great solutions as well.
You probably know how to do it, but for those that do not, tightening the main suspension is simply a matter of adding another over hand knot a few inches down from the original over hand knot.
Originally Posted by stormcrow
I am not understanding the primary/secondary suspension. At each end, there are two shock cords, one really small one to cinch the draft collars, and one that goes from corner to corner through th LineLocs that are attached to the quilt with a piece of webbing.
This cord has the s-biner to attach it to the hammock........RR
I think what Adam is referring to as the primary suspension is that which runs parallel with the hammock. Simply tightening the shock cord by tying another overhand knot in the shock cord and connecting it to the S biner will shorten the length of the cord, thus tightening the suspension.
Again, if I understand him correctly, this adjustment may reduce the need for the secondary suspension or those cords running perpendicular to the hammock from being tightened down as hard.
I know this is absolutely true for my Phoenix. When I get it dialed in, it is pure downy goodness. Good luck with it RR.