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    Quote Originally Posted by SCWalker View Post
    Masons line is entirely too stretchy and frays really easy.I'm dealing with masons line at home,while I'm building a workshop.It even sucks for it's intended purpose.
    In this use the stretch is an advantage, and the line isn't subject to any abrasion. The reasons to use mason's line are that it's cheap and it works, whatever its limitations when used elsewhere. I once used it for tarp tieouts, but stopped for exactly the reasons that SCWalker cited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillUpnDown View Post
    Some Noob (Newbie) questions:
    1. Does the Knotty Mod work best with a parallelogram shape?

    2. Is it possible to just slice a longitudinal gash and add a foot box extension (I still can quite figure foot boxes out. They just seem like pockets hanging off the side.) I don't understand how you can add a triangle (or half oval).

    3. The Cord through the Gathered end--is it's only purpose to make that big knot? or can a hammock hang from a cord going through this channel? (If not, what's the failure like? the cord just ripping out the end?) It seems to me that if I double up the end fold (see diagram) and stitch it (I'd do three not just two) then the gathered end cord could also be the hanging cord. Anyone know for certain if this is a bad idea?

    I've got a dozen more questions, a sewing machine some rip stop.....

    Will
    1. The Knotty Mod works with rectangle or parallelogram.
    2. No cutting. Simply sew a triangle or semi-circle shaped piece of fabric where you feet land. Sew the long side of the triangle, or straight edge of the semi-circle, to the hammock. Then put shock cord into a rolled seam on the other sides of the fabric piece.
    3. You can hang from that cord (use Amsteel) or make a knot using Mason line, which is called Warbonnet style.

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    First of all, thank you for the video. Iím new to both hammock camping and diy camping. This makes an extremely comfortable hammock.

    Iím hoping someone can give me a little advice on the ďknobĒ. After laying on it for about an hour it settled and shrank a bit. Iím worried that it might continue shrinking and slip entirely over time. What kinds of knots are you guys using to tie the suspension to the hammock? Iím using a scaffold knot.

    Picture attached. I might just be paranoid, but the other buns/knobs seem bigger.

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    I made small continuous loops and larks head them over the knobs. The more tension their is, the tighter they cinch.

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    I larkshead usually. I've never had a 'knob' fail on me, but I do make sure when I build these that I have lots of fabric there ( usually 3 layers at least ), and I usually gather with paracord so there is more bulk up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erick View Post
    First of all, thank you for the video. Iím new to both hammock camping and diy camping. This makes an extremely comfortable hammock.

    Iím hoping someone can give me a little advice on the ďknobĒ. After laying on it for about an hour it settled and shrank a bit. Iím worried that it might continue shrinking and slip entirely over time. What kinds of knots are you guys using to tie the suspension to the hammock? Iím using a scaffold knot.

    Picture attached. I might just be paranoid, but the other buns/knobs seem bigger.

    34BFCBCB-85DA-4FD2-A045-B0DD9B7BC75C.jpg
    If you may your continuous loop big enough you can also use a prusik knot but it may be overkill.


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    So, perhaps not surprisingly, my issue was user error. I made the whipping channel too large. Rather than keeping it to about an inch or so, I made it a whopping 6 inches. I thought I could kill two birds with one stone by making a large channel and shortening the hammock length.

    This meant the suspension knot wasnít getting the benefit of being pressed against the extra layer of fabric.

    After fixing the issue it works fine, with a worry-free lay. Iím surprised what a difference that extra layer of fabric really makes.

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