Originally Posted by TeeDee
No - I looked at them on the CC web site when JJ posted about them, but wasn't too sure about using them. Couldn't get a real clear picture of them from the web site, then somebody posted about getting them from another site. That site had a much better picture. I pull my HH suspension really tight. I think JJ was using a DIY at the time with a lot of sag. The CC doesn't have a structural ridgeline and is hung with a lot of sag also. The sag would make using the CC buckles easy, especially loosening them. I was concerned that I might pull the HH suspension tight and have to cut the line or webbing to loosen the CC buckle. So I decided to wait for others to report on their use with the HH. Then I thought to use the ring buckle and haven't considered anything else since.
I think you are right on about having the tree huggers and suspension all in one. I hadn't thought of that when I posted about wanting a high rated Figure 9. Still, if they made one a price comparable to the CAMP Wire Nano, I think I'd buy 1 or 2 just to experiment.
I guess I should've posted something about the tension issue before now. Jeff said he had problems with the buckles binding under high tension. Like you, I always pull my HH really tight, so I was worried about that.
The buckles do bind under a lot of tension, but you can get around it with no hassle at all. When you're adjusting when you first hang, leave the suspension a little loose. Once you've got it where you want it, THEN crank down on the straps. After you've hung overnight, things will loosen up enough that the buckles don't bind anymore. Simple.
After reading the issues and solutions that have been reported with the ring system, I think I'll stick with my buckles. They're a complete no-brainer. No slippage, no worrying about attachment, no alignment concerns. I'll probably give the rings another try, but only in the interest of science