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    What is the lightest suspension you have used (or heard of)?

    I was tinkering around with my suspension this week end and wondered what is an average weight on people's suspension?

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    Speed hooks, with amsteel and strap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miyanc View Post
    Speed hooks, with amsteel and strap.
    Do you know the weight?

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    Well, speed hooks are light, but no longer sold. I would imagine the Dutch Whoopie Hook suspension is the lightest suspension current sold (3.84 oz. with 4 ft. poly tree huggers), or 2.58 oz. with Kevlar tree huggers.
    "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Well, speed hooks are light, but no longer sold. I would imagine the Dutch Whoopie Hook suspension is the lightest suspension current sold (3.84 oz. with 4 ft. poly tree huggers), or 2.58 oz. with Kevlar tree huggers.
    Thanks SilvrSurfr
    I was trying out some different DIY methods and came up with a 2.88 oz (1.44 oz each side) and didn't know how that related. I am not someone who is always trying to cut weight but I do like tinkering and trying new things. Thanks for the reply!

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    You could probably go lower with UCRs, but I'm not a fan.
    "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    This is 1 inch poly tree strap and 7/64 whoopies. Just a different attachment method (at least as far as I have seen). The weight I quoted does not include the continuous loops at each end of the hammock though.

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    7ft long straps, connecting to the hammock continuous loop with a becket hitch
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    Quote Originally Posted by BackpackerGuy View Post
    7ft long straps, connecting to the hammock continuous loop with a becket hitch
    Is there a way to do any adjustments with your set up?

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    Absolutely. With a 7ft tree strap, there is typically 3 to 4 ft of adjustment on each end. I'm using a Dutch Clip on the strap for attaching to the tree, and the pair of straps / entire suspension is 108 grams / 3.75 ounces.
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