Originally Posted by JohnSawyer
Basically: Paul's cinch buckles rock. Setup time was nil, no 1/2-hitch to keep my fat butt off the ground
I really like the cinch buckles too. They are easier to adjust but I still put the half hitch in to be safe. The first time I tried them everything held fine but the second time I was sitting in my hammock getting ready to set up the stove and it slipped and to the ground I went. Basically what happened was the chainlink twisted just enough for the buckle not to be laying flat anymore so there wasn't enough force on the webbing to hold it in the jaws and it slipped.