A friend just launched his first Kickstarter project. What do you think? How would you incorporate this into your #hammockcamping kit? His initial thoughts were for using it with tent and tarp guys/ tie outs but he has found many other practical applications for it and some not so practical (but fun) applications.
I can't wait to get my hands on a couple of these LoopAliens. There will be a LoopAlien abduction of sorts and it will be my turn to do some experimentation and probing.
This is NOT intended for supporting body weight. It was tested to failure at 270+ pounds with deformity to the part. also The smaller hole is too small to fit 7/64" Amsteel-blue for a SLS suspension.
I had initiall thought when the idea was being run by me (this would make a great hammock suspension) but sadly that will not work with the aluminum set.
He plans on offering a "stretch" goal incentive of stainless steel and titanium for hitting certain funding points. Those versions may be able to take the kinds of loads an occupied hammock would place on the suspension but that would be an "At Your Own Risk" deal.
Saw this this morning, and put my name in for some. They look useful, and cool too!
I just wonder if there's any way to use them to gain some mechanical advantage like bloomgorge tarp cross or dutchware tarp fly. It looks like these can only be adjusted when there's little to no tension on them. They look very much like a figure-8 belay device with one "ear". Nice design and they should work fine for guy lines but I'm not so sure about the ridgeline.
Im in on this as well.......
cool design cool name.....
Interesting idea. And nice look!
Originally Posted by zukiguy
Nice design and they should work fine for guy lines but I'm not so sure about the ridgeline.
This echoes my concern. If I get them, I'll be getting them for my ridgeline - but I'd like to know if they'll work for that application before pulling the trigger on them. They're reasonably priced (through the Kickstarter), but I'd hate to get them, have them not work, and then they just sit in my shelf.
Here is a write up about the guy who started this kickstarter project.
I am in a for set. Looking forward to playing around with them.
I've been playing around with a pre-production set of LoopAliens and I've got a way that will allow these to be used on a tarp ridgeline and will allow you to use the LoopAlien to crank down on the line to get a good tight ridgeline.
On one side is the LoopAlien as David shows on his Kickstarter page and the other side would be set up like this.