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    Looooooooooong suspensions (10m +)

    micks, Gadget and SilvrSurfr are spot on. A flat hang will put incredible stress on trees and suspension. I'm not good at mathematics--but the weights added to your ropes and trees is not arithmetic (simply added on) but geometric (added on in great multiples). You can do the math or check tables that are available showing the unbelievable stress caused by a flat hang. There have been more than a few hammockers have trees come crashing down on their heads. Some of this is caused by weak trees and some is caused by hanging suspension spang tight or flat angle--and not at 30 degree recommended angle that minimizes stress (pounds on straps)
    And more than a few hammockers have busted their suspensions while using flat hang angles and get dropped onto hard ground on their back.
    micks, I say hike your own hike HYOH
    To be forewarned is to be forearmed.
    Have fun out there and show pictures!


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    @gadet

    ur input is welcome! as long as the tone remains polite (which was totally the case) im 100% fine with criticism.

    it wasnt till last night, that i realized the forces at work on eg. a 15 degree hang.

    my gear can take it .. i will ensure to not damage any trees. been slacklining for years. i guess even harder forces are at work here.

    my suspension is not that wide but very soft. attached a pic. what do u think? i think i transmits only a bit of the movement to the tree.

    vanity? maybe ... as i wrote, id like to see the sky.... long suspensions are the only way (besides pillars) i know about.
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    @grappler

    spike hitches look inteserting. cant tighten them too well i guess. but for one side....

    are they hard on the rope? would be my concern...

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    Quote Originally Posted by micks View Post
    @grappler

    spike hitches look inteserting. cant tighten them too well i guess. but for one side....

    are they hard on the rope? would be my concern...
    They would be same MSH shown by Shug in his first of ten part series of videos--how to hang a hammock, tarp, pad, quilts etc
    MSH is directional--has brakes in one direction.
    Not hard on rope---
    Good luck micks!


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    With a diameter difference between your suspension line being thicker and prusik loop being thinner--and extra wraps on prusik or maybe klemheist--this might hold hammock without slipping on main suspension line.
    I think some hammockers used alpine butterfly loops to hang hammock from single line suspension.
    If you do a google search of single line hammock suspensions--it will probably help you find several posts and threads here on Hammock Forums


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    I do a lot of slacklining, which is essentially creating a perfectly flat line between two trees, putting a shload of tension on it, and then bouncing up and down on it with all my weight.

    The forces are much greater than lying in a hammock.

    So it's all a question of whether your gear can handle those forces. Slacklining gear; no problem.

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    yes... but how can u attach a h. to a 2 inch flat webbing?

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    any opinions on my self made tree huggers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by micks View Post
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    yes... but how can u attach a h. to a 2 inch flat webbing?
    I use 1" webbing for slacklines , and prusiks hold to it fine. Attach prusik loops to the webbing for both the head and foot end of your hammock, and then attach your hammock to those loops. Slide the prusiks to adjust your hang.

    Most slackline webbing has some stretch, so your hammock hang will be a bit bouncy, and you may have to rig your slackline quite high to account for the stretch.

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