My experience with ring buckles... thanks Jeff
Just wanted to tell my experience with the ring buckle system, I'm trying the system on my hh. Its awsome. I haven't tried it outdoors, but it has solved the problems i expected it to do while using the hammock in my room. Even though i've used the system happily, for 4 nights straight, I have not removed the hh suspension ropes yet.
The hammock with out the stock tarp, in the #4 snakeskins, plus 4 bronze rings, 9 meters of polynylon webbing, all inside the hh stuff sack, weight arround 1.2 kg. The whole hh default system (hammock, stock tarp, diy poly tree huggers, hh treehuggers, #4 snakeskins, stuff sack) also was arround 1.2 kg.
On trips i usually use the hex tarp and pack it appart from the hammock, but also take the stock tarp in the snakeskins with the hammock just incase. With the ring buckle syst i cant use the stock tarp as i would with the ropes. I guess that if i stay with the rings i might stop using the stock tarp. It would be a shame since i think i was one of the few who was able to use the stock tarp succesfully under ugly weather without needing to attach it to the trees instead of the ropes.
for now my concern is to get some aluminium rings and how well this system would work under heavy rain condittion and the water that runs down the suspension, which i assume would only get as far as the rings are if using the hh hex tarp. I will test it one of these days pouring some water intentionally as suggested on some thread i read arround here. also, im using a bowline knot to attach the rings to the suspesion ropes, should i used another know?
anyways, thanks for the idea.