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    Dutch Netless channels strong enough to hang with strapping?

    Are the channels and sewing on a Hexon 1.7 netless hammock strong enough to use open loop strapping or CLs in a manor similar to shown in the picture?
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    Thank you.

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    I think it would work. Only one way to find out!

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    Dont see why not
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    Quote Originally Posted by fallkniven View Post
    Dont see why not
    I agree, and it's probably even better compared to Amsteel CLs because the force is spread out over more area.

    Not that CLs aren't adequate, but these are mo' adequater.

    Now there might be some adverse effect due to the channel ends not being pinched tightly together as they would with a larksheaded CL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoulder View Post
    I agree, and it's probably even better compared to Amsteel CLs because the force is spread out over more area.

    Not that CLs aren't adequate, but these are mo' adequater.

    Now there might be some adverse effect due to the channel ends not being pinched tightly together as they would with a larksheaded CL.
    The desired affect is not to pinch the ends together as they would with a larkshead. By using a loose CL the edges can loop further around the CL by as much as 2" - 3" per end. This effectively takes up 6" of the slack on each side of a wide hammock. It also provides a little spreading of the GE hammock... a micro bridge if you will.

    The trade off is, it loads up the channel, point or line loads (cause while turning over on an elbow or hip) run through the stitching at one point and are not spread out as much as with a cinched down CL. This is a new fabric to me and I do not wast to muck it up from the start.

    Unfortunately, I was looking to use a 7/64" amsteel CL so maybe not so mo' adequater .

    From Just Jeff's Hammock page/pintrest:
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    Very interesting — I have not seen that concept before!

    I definitely want to see how that works out for you.
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    I am curious to know whether anyone has done any testing (for strength and/or comfort) along the GE-Bridge hybrid continuum. Surely, at some point, not too far down the spectrum, the viability of that RL mount location becomes a liability. Aside from that, is this something that may trend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoulder View Post
    Very interesting I have not seen that concept before!

    I definitely want to see how that works out for you.
    I have been using this method for 2+ years on my $7.50 210T Nylon hammock. It helps reduce the material ridge that can form. It came that way, with a nylon CL (1/2" wide 1/8" thick material) This is why I ask about the dutch hammock, I do notice that it has slightly less gathered-endeeness. The material is different on the Dutch hammoch and I am a little concerned of over stressing the material.

    Here are the Ad photos from Amazon of my hammock that show what I have. As you can see this method is "More Stronger" than other methods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Othello View Post
    I am curious to know whether anyone has done any testing (for strength and/or comfort) along the GE-Bridge hybrid continuum. Surely, at some point, not too far down the spectrum, the viability of that RL mount location becomes a liability. Aside from that, is this something that may trend?
    The photos taken were just grabbed off the internet. Though I have put some thought into what it would take to have an 8" to 10" bar to spread the material a little. or a U shape.
    What do you mean the RL mount location becomes a liability? I attach my ridgeline right between the loops on the caribiner. See pictures attached to this post of my actual hammock. Only issue, I've seen is the carabiner can rotate storing and pulling out so the ends and CL are out of order... I just have to rotate the caribiner to correct.

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    I was referring to the example with the pvc. At some point, for a given length of spreader bar and material strength, the RL will pull on, and collapse the spreader bar inward. Your example of attaching to the 'biner should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Othello View Post
    I was referring to the example with the pvc. At some point, for a given length of spreader bar and material strength, the RL will pull on, and collapse the spreader bar inward. Your example of attaching to the 'biner should be fine.
    ok I understand

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