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    good decision, and great choice of stand design...

    good decision, and great choice of stand design (dare i say "ultimate" instead of good? :) ). as a bonus, you can put a hammock anywhere now, and know how to build one of those stands whenever you...
  2. thanks for the kind words. i do mean what i say...

    thanks for the kind words. i do mean what i say though: don't underestimate how much of a difference asking questions "the right way" makes, to both sides. easy or hard, i don't know, but doing it...
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    no need to bother with dyneema on dyneema here,...

    no need to bother with dyneema on dyneema here, the weight savings are marginal, and the added strength is meaningless for a tarp ridgeline. paracord, or really anything you have handy in reasonable...
  4. i like your questions, uninjured, there ought to...

    i like your questions, uninjured, there ought to be a prize for best questions here. remind me to buy you a beer whenever i see you ;)

    first thing i'd do, as you're talking 50lbs, and this is...
  5. yeah, that's clear, thanks for confirming; i...

    yeah, that's clear, thanks for confirming; i think the contact surface is too small on one hand, and perhaps the grosgrain might also be the "wrong" material to bond to the silicone? but i'm thinking...
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    i used several kinds of chord, typically the same...

    i used several kinds of chord, typically the same cord works for the ridge line/guylines and the knots, when using good friction knots, like the blake and the VT. i've been using 2mm paracord (the...
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    exactly, the closer to the tree, the less...

    exactly, the closer to the tree, the less movement will be transmitted to the tarp. even if you're a few inches or so from the tree, it already won't matter (movement transmitted will be so little it...
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    you are absolutely correct that it is needed, and...

    you are absolutely correct that it is needed, and it's a bit of work i should get to. you cannot really figure "all" (big word) out from the threads, because honestly there's a lot i haven't...
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    i like it, and looking forward to more,...

    i like it, and looking forward to more, definitely a good idea to make a series. you have valuable stuf to share (as most of us here already have seen), and on top of it you seem to have a very nice...
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    this is most distressing. i have no need for...

    this is most distressing.

    i have no need for any special guyline rope, i'm fine with various options i can find locally as long as they are not offensive to deal with when it comes to knots, but...
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    you are right, i didn't document that at the...

    you are right, i didn't document that at the time, and as nobody seemed keen to try it i forgot. in the meantime i moved on and redesigned the tree straps so they work much better for this setup, but...
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    welcome to the forums i agree with your...

    welcome to the forums

    i agree with your concern in regards to potential damage to trees, as i've stated several times on here (not much of a popular opinion as you can see ;) ). but you don't need...
  13. wow, that's the whole manual right there. dekuji!...

    wow, that's the whole manual right there. dekuji!

    your results look really neat and clean, indeed. and that's what i mean by "gluing it properly will be better than sewing": it distributes the...
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    you have us guessing. what is at the end of the...

    you have us guessing. what is at the end of the ridgeline which you are trying to put through? it sounds like it might be a spliced loop. in that case undo the splice, put the line through your...
  15. thank you for the "silicone glue long term...

    thank you for the "silicone glue long term report" complete with pics, infrastellar, that's quite valuable, as i've been meaning to experiment with that. would you care to share what mix you used (if...
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    hey Sean, welcome to the forum. i heard some say...

    hey Sean, welcome to the forum. i heard some say at least half of the fun with this hammock thing is the endless learning and tinkering it allows.

    i reply to this message because it contains my...
  17. you are not wrong, it is 3:1 theorethically, it's...

    you are not wrong, it is 3:1 theorethically, it's only friction which brings it down to significantly less in most applications. having said that it's not that important, as we don't really need the...
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    on a rather more serious note: andrew skurkas...

    on a rather more serious note: andrew skurkas method is cool, but he's not a big fan of hammocks and it shows: for hammock camping, we often like to tie the tarp quite "far". ground dwellers...
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    i don't mean to challenge a living legend, but if...

    i don't mean to challenge a living legend, but if you're gonna change it, change it to something "new" (and in desperate need of testing and feedback). jest aside, this is better than most solutions...
  20. the idea is to replace the loop of the truckers...

    the idea is to replace the loop of the truckers hitch, which you would normaly tie in the mainline, with a loop that you can slide wherever you want, and that can be opened and closed at will. the...
  21. i know it looks marginal. i don't have the...

    i know it looks marginal. i don't have the experimental data to prove it, but my estimation is that the difference is significant. think of catenary curves, the difference between the curve and the...
  22. welcome back, glad you survived the storm ...

    welcome back, glad you survived the storm

    first of all, that method of doing the truckers hitch is imho only good for demonstration, it's unnecessary in practice. instead, take the uni-shackle,...
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    hey uninjured, seems you've been doing a lot...

    hey uninjured,

    seems you've been doing a lot of testing, looking forward to more feedback/problem solving threads ;)

    i happen to have gotten some of the atwood rope you mention above recently...
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    using the cleat hitch on the toggle is an...

    using the cleat hitch on the toggle is an interesting idea, i don't know if it's new, but i don't think i've seen it before. i see only one issue: your toggle is now also a cleat, and it better be...
  25. hey Kalle, interesting questions you have. i...

    hey Kalle, interesting questions you have.

    i think you will find (if you haven't already) that tarp designs typically don't take into account strength of the tieouts, i reckon relying on the...
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    that is not the case, nylon cord (depending also...

    that is not the case, nylon cord (depending also on how it is braided) has quite a bit of ellastic stretch, unrelated to absorbing water, it does all the jobs you mention before, without needing...
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    i'd be really interested what you find, do let us...

    i'd be really interested what you find, do let us know if you try it
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    for experimenting with "custom lay" setups, i...

    for experimenting with "custom lay" setups, i prefer to use a longer soft shackle made of dyneema (3mm will do, i wouldn't go any thinner because of the load distribution on the fabric), and make a...
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    welcome to the hammock world. knots are great,...

    welcome to the hammock world. knots are great, and very useful to know, and the truckers hitch is quite impressive among them. i don't use it for guylines though, because it provides too much...
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    hmm. unfortunately, our intuition has serious...

    hmm. unfortunately, our intuition has serious limitations, so counter intuitive often doesn't mean untrue.

    in this case, the reason for needing stretch in the system is mainly rooted in the fact...
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    i kept my mouth shut succesfully, so far, but now...

    i kept my mouth shut succesfully, so far, but now that the initial question is thoroughly answered, may i please hijack the thread and ask if somebody can enlighten me, cause i just can't figure it...
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    ****, now i regret not having used "you have...

    ****, now i regret not having used "you have stirred The Shug", instead. aah, hindsight... i'll save it for next time i guess.
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    see what you've done now? you woke up shug, you...

    see what you've done now? you woke up shug, you don't speak like this of whoopie slings in His presence. i suspect soon there will be a rant video regarding "why whoopie slings _are_ worth bothering...
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    nevermind that, but how does pruning the tree...

    nevermind that, but how does pruning the tree help with the strap sliding on the trunk?

    (if i ever build a house, it will probably have trees in it. why would you build it any other way? nice big...
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    you already bought them, go out and use them and...

    you already bought them, go out and use them and tell us what you think. make up your own mind before absorbing others opinions, especially given you already have the piece of gear in question to...
  36. Thread: Tarp Tie Outs

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    this diserves a moment to think about. using such...

    this diserves a moment to think about. using such solutions is actually worse in every way than knots, the only advantage i guess is, ahem, it's shinny?

    if one doesn't like to tie knots in the...
  37. hi and welcome to the forum. i've been through...

    hi and welcome to the forum.

    i've been through exactly the same struggle as you.

    for choices of dyneema that's readily available: there's stein 2.2 mm throwline, comes in 50-60m spools usually,...
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    i talk about knots so much on here, often in...

    i talk about knots so much on here, often in context of making hardware redundant, that i might be building a reputation as a knot-head/anti-hardware zealot. even so, i think it is worth noting:...
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    that's a very interesting device, though a bit...

    that's a very interesting device, though a bit strange maybe to make such out of stainless steel in order to use ultralight dyneema :).

    would be interesting to hear what deficiencies you found...
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    no doubt, in this case tri-loading is not a...

    no doubt, in this case tri-loading is not a concern. you are correct, and most importantly the load on the ridgeline must be really marginal in this case. but the point of a structural ridgeline is...
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    edit: my short answer, funny enough, i guess is...

    edit: my short answer, funny enough, i guess is "yup, it is a bad idea. you probably won't die though, but since you asked.. yup" :)

    it's good that you got climbing rated carabinners, you should...
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    yeah, indeed a friction hitch is what i've been...

    yeah, indeed a friction hitch is what i've been using all this time. it does work, but it requires "user attention and education" to properly milk the bury and set the friction hitch before loading...
  43. Thread: Noob questions

    by nanok
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    welcome to the forums. you're by no means a noob...

    welcome to the forums. you're by no means a noob if you've been hanging for 15years. i wish i had the inspiration to start earlier too ;)



    i like to use soft shackles instead of continuous...
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    yeah, it's a bit surprising isn't it, at first...

    yeah, it's a bit surprising isn't it, at first glance. but when you think about it, it makes perfect sense (to us old style knot people :P). i guess you could say i "discovered it", but i didn't...
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    hah, wait. you just made me realize: in fact,...

    hah, wait. you just made me realize: in fact, combined with Mortus' idea, it might be possible to both have the cake and eat it:

    you have one main bury which is the "honest" one (same diameter),...
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    thanks for the explanation, i do understand your...

    thanks for the explanation, i do understand your thinking (it was very clear to me from your first post), i just took the "shortcut" of expressing it as "more grip", sorry about that.

    the...
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    you mean like here:...

    you mean like here: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/158914-the-levitating-tarp?p=2023550&viewfull=1#post2023550

    i'd be very interested in your feedback regarding this setup, i...
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    indeed, absolute elastic deffomation is...

    indeed, absolute elastic deffomation is proportional to the elasticity of the material, the force applied, and the original size of the object. in other words: a 1 inch, 1 foot and 6foot strap made...
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    sounds good, it's definitely on the list to play...

    sounds good, it's definitely on the list to play with, thanks. most simple knots don't work well with dyneema, even the mighty zeppelin slides in dyneema, so i wouldn't hold it against the lapp.
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    that is most disappointing. joking aside, if...

    that is most disappointing.

    joking aside, if it's as you say, i'd consider doing something else: you have very lightweight material, and (now) detailed instructions to waterproof it on the cheap....
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