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    you'll find this has little to do with a figure 9 after the first few pages.

    I've been out of the hammock loop for awhile but I see single line tarp ridge lines are in nowadays.

    We had some excellent ideas in this thread that would be better suited for a tarp than a hammock suspension....well safety wise anyway....
    Check out pg 23
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    I'm confused. Doesn't the fact that you filed the teeth off and are tying a knot instead of the adjustable wrap negate the entire point of using a Figure 9? Couldn't you do the same thing with a simple chain link, ring, or biner?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathmorgan12 View Post
    I'm confused. Doesn't the fact that you filed the teeth off and are tying a knot instead of the adjustable wrap negate the entire point of using a Figure 9? Couldn't you do the same thing with a simple chain link, ring, or biner?
    The exact same question, with the exact same wording, was asked in post #17 almost 8 1/2 years and 600 posts ago.

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    This is an incredible thread. You picked a good one to read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redtail View Post
    I'm confused. Doesn't the fact that you filed the teeth off and are tying a knot instead of the adjustable wrap negate the entire point of using a Figure 9? Couldn't you do the same thing with a simple chain link, ring, or biner?
    Whoa...

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    How very cool, I just read about the birth of the Ditch clip!

    From post #395

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    I think the force pulling on the cut buckle would end up on a butt hitting the ground. have you thought of a c shape. Rap hugger around tree. Pass C through loop and other end of C around opposite strap. Maybe something like this
    From post #435:

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    Then it's set, biners are now obsolete as of 10am EST October 23, 2007.
    Love the sharing of ideas, love how they've impacted one of my favorite hobbies even more! Thanks Guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZDP-189 View Post
    I knocked up a pair of these roughly based on my drawings and warbonnetguy's recommendation of opening the v-cleat side.



    Made out of 3mm (.12") extruded aluminium (aluminum), the pair's combined weight is 18g (0.6oz), but you'd only need one if you wanted to save weight. They seemed strong enough, but I'd much rather repeat the exercise in 5mm stock next time for a bit more safety margin.

    The additional strength added by closing the loop seems to have made a lot of difference and the cleats survived a few bounces without any sign of damage.

    Actually, on the first bounce, I ended up sprawled on the ground. I had made the profile with a nice sharp edge, like on a knife and that nice sharp edge sliced straight through the paracord that I was using. I quickly rounded all the edges with some emery cloth and ended up with what you see above. It's not pretty, but it still bites and grips well.
    That's one cool looking piece of gear here dude. Any updates? lb
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    Very cool thread indeed. Nice read. I kept looking for the first mention of titanium instead of aluminum. Didn't see much mention of amsteel either (I was scanning pretty quick though).
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    That was before Amstel was commonly used on hammocks and titanium hardware was soon to follow.
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