Originally Posted by Cole
Can you describe how you connect the hammock suspension. I made a stand exactly like yours last weekend. when I attach it starts to pull the tripods in.. Any suggestion?
Ok, so I made my loops and went ahead and took a picture for you. I made my loops pretty big (I started with about a 75" lenth of amsteel) with lots of wraps around the pipe. I can then unwrap it a little bit to lower the bar... or leave it as is and have more gripping power.
After getting everything together I changed my mind on the biner arrangement. Sort of ignore the picture. I had it right originally but decided to put the biner through both end loops of the wrap around the pipe. After thinking about it a bit I thought that the pull from the hammock will be at a 30 degree angle and those biners are made for having the direction of pull in line with the spine of the biner. So... back to the way that I had it originally, which is looped through the outside loop of the wrap on the pipe (left in the picture) and NOT also looped through the inside loops (right side). I hope that's clear as mud