"You're gonna die" I loved the video!
I tried the UCR route and found the fiddle factor with the tensioning knot wasn't worth the weight savings for me (although it was fun to make such a lightweight suspension).
I don't do brummels either. I prefer back stitching because it makes a cleaner looking bury and mostly because It allows me to cinch up an eye around the object in the eye.
On my stopper bury, once the inner line is pulled through the outer line, I cut off the taper perpendicular to the line before milking it back inside. That gives it an even harder "stop."
I learned how to make continuous loops smaller from someone on HF (sadly I've forgotten who). They only bury one side to full length. The second side is only about an inch long and merely "tucked" into the other side of the loop. Then all is back stitched. A full bury on the one side provides all the holding power to keep the integrity of the loop.
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I'm starting to think there is a trend in suspension where people say something to the effect of "tried X, went back to Y because it was simpler/easier" because I've found myself saying the same thing. Maybe it is what you get use to or something. I did the whole strap only thing with my wife's hammock and found it a PITA and stuck to lines and straps with 'biners for a while despite many people saying they thought all straps were easier. In my push a couple of years back I went through WSs to UCRs and use them exclusively for a couple of years, but converted my kids hammocks to WSs because I had some extras. I hate setting up their hammocks because I now find WSs annoying and think that UCRs are about the essence of simplicity and ease despite other experience hikers like yourself finding the fiddle factor with the knot too much (do you leave the knot tied? You should) while I find the knot liberatingly the easiest way to do it.
Can you post some pictures of how you attach this to your hammock? Thanks for the help sarge.
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Would this modification be suitable for those vets who were...hehehe..chaptered under Chapter 18??
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I've never used a taper. I've got no idea what it is. I've never had an issue with any of my whoopie slings. Am I gonna die? One day, no idea when.
I like the look of the mule tape. I'll have to try that when I get some and another set of Dutch whoopie hooks. I've hated sliding my 1" webbing through itself after multiple wraps. I think using the hooks will make that easier for such a small weight penalty.