Originally Posted by Redoleary
Tried a few things today and had some interesting results.
First I melted a small hole in the center of the end channel on the hammock and when the suspension was run thru the channel I larks headed the SRL to the suspension. I did this on both ends. Then I inserted the MSB and gave it a go, felt pretty good, good as anything I guess. Then just for S&G's I removed the MSB and just hung like that. I did adjust the suspension to account for the greater OAL w/o the bars but I did not adjust the SRL as that dimension had not changed. To my surprise I couldn't really tell a difference between having the bar in or out with the SRL connected to the center of the suspension?
So if anyone else is feeling a little froggy and doesn't mind melting a small hole in their channel I'd be keen to hear your results. I just made my wife a new tablecloth hammock and had I thought of this before I'd have put a button hole in the channel for the SRL but I'll prolly just melt a hole in it and not worry about it. I probably have 10 holes melted in my channel for other bad ideas I've tried and they have had no adverse affect on the hammock just in case you're wondering. I also tried the asym srl just by pushing the hammock and srl over to opposite corners when the bar was installed that actually seemed to make a better lay. It needs more testing but ATM for hiking I'd drop the MSB and splice a continuous loop into the end channel with SRL larks headed to the loop thru a hole in the center of the channel. Here are some pix to help with my explanation.
I'm really interested to see if this works the same for anyone else. seems like a simplified way to get some of the same effects as the MSB. might be willing to try myself.
I really need to get another hammock so I don't feel the need to test things on my "main" hammock