im still very happy with the RBS, but a few questions if i may...
1. what do you ring buckle users do with the extra webbing that hangs about? each end on mine is 4.5 m so theres alot hanging most of the time and i try tying it to the webing but it somehow ends loosening and hanging down. ive thought of making a pair of little pouches to leave hanging from the rings at each end and just roll the extra weebing and store it there. any other suggestions?
2. for hh people: compared to the rope and tree hugger method, im under the impression that the rbs allows tensioning the ridgeline tighter and easier, so much i think ive come close to breaking it without being aware of it. i shouldn't do this, right? i mean, i should be carefull not to tighten the webbing to much or i might over tension the ridgeline and snap it? has anyone pullled too hard the webbing through the rings that they end up breaking the rl?
3. im having trouble getting the foot end higher than the head end. Maybe i need more time and experimentation but ive tried many ways and i somehow never get it right. most of the time the head end is higher than the FE or just at same level. only once have i been able to set it up with the footend higher but it was luck, or at least im sure i didn't intend for it to happen. So, any tips on this?
4. is SMC the best-strongest ring brand? im really concerned my bronze(50 cents a piece, not tested) rings aren't made for this type of usage so im looking to get some from the US but i only get to buy them once (while i keep saving for an underquilt or ss, and also because ordering things from here is a huge pain) so i want to get the best possible ones and not worry of having to place more ordersuntil i have money for the uq.
Hope i was clear enough. as always, i appreciate any tips.
Last edited by elcolombianito; 08-18-2008 at 23:21..