Originally Posted by TinaLouise
that is an interresting concept w/the drip rings!!
not taking up for the lack of straps around that pole, but when I first got my clark, I wanted to use it a few times "just as is" before adding new/different ways to hang it. I picked either oak or pine trees, none of those delicate trees that the bark/skin is easily harmed. One of the first things I found out was if you only went around a tree once with the rope, that rope will slip down the tree as you move around in the hammock. So when I looked at that video, my thought was that they were just demo-ing the drip rings. You would most diffinately need straps around the tree to be able to use that drip ring system. Please note that these are only my personal observations.
I hadn't thought about that. Good call. I also wondered about the way the rope went around the tree. I guess I just figure if someone is going to do a video demo of something they will video it the way it would actually be done in the field.
I may have to unplug my keyboard when I can't sleep at night. Seems to get me into trouble.