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    I bought a couple of becket loops a while back to go with an Appalachian Hammock from RBTR's fire sale and finally had a chance to try them out this morning. Full disclosure, until today, I had not actually tied a becket hitch (well, for the purposes of hanging a hammock, anyway) - I've used either daisy chain, cinch buckles or whoopie slings on a marlin spike hitch to huggers.

    I have to say I love the simplicity of the becket hitch, and after hanging in the hammock for a bit, I can't imagine trying to untie with without the "auxiliary grip loop" of the becket loops. I just ordered another pair in black so I can outfit my other "main" hammock and have different colored loops on the head/foot ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CVKealey View Post
    I bought a couple of becket loops a while back to go with an Appalachian Hammock from RBTR's fire sale and finally had a chance to try them out this morning. Full disclosure, until today, I had not actually tied a becket hitch (well, for the purposes of hanging a hammock, anyway) - I've used either daisy chain, cinch buckles or whoopie slings on a marlin spike hitch to huggers.

    I have to say I love the simplicity of the becket hitch, and after hanging in the hammock for a bit, I can't imagine trying to untie with without the "auxiliary grip loop" of the becket loops. I just ordered another pair in black so I can outfit my other "main" hammock and have different colored loops on the head/foot ends.
    I'm glad they're working out well for you!
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  3. #113
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    question on Beckett loops

    Autumn, what material is used for the grab loop part of your Beckett loops and how long is the bury into the loop? I'd like to be able to switch between the Beckett hitch and whoopie slings with Dutchware whoopie hooks, but the main loop of the Beckett loops is too thick for the hooks. They fit on the grab loop, but I suspect that those aren't meant to bear full hanging weight since they're really there to provide some mechanical leverage for undoing the hitch. I suppose I could attach the whoopie hook back onto the sling after passing it through the Beckett loop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CVKealey View Post
    Autumn, what material is used for the grab loop part of your Beckett loops and how long is the bury into the loop? I'd like to be able to switch between the Beckett hitch and whoopie slings with Dutchware whoopie hooks, but the main loop of the Beckett loops is too thick for the hooks. They fit on the grab loop, but I suspect that those aren't meant to bear full hanging weight since they're really there to provide some mechanical leverage for undoing the hitch. I suppose I could attach the whoopie hook back onto the sling after passing it through the Beckett loop.
    Hello. I use 7/64 Amsteel for the main loop and the finger pull. I'm not comfortable hanging in the finger pull loop though.

    I mean it's spliced in there quite well but I'm just not comfortable using these in any way other than intended.

    If I were you I would make a normal continuous loop for the hammock and then splice a smaller zingit or dynaglide finger loop around the main loop. That way you can use the whoopie hooks without any issue and still have the assist loop for when you want to becket hitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldautumndays View Post
    Hello. I use 7/64 Amsteel for the main loop and the finger pull. I'm not comfortable hanging in the finger pull loop though.

    I mean it's spliced in there quite well but I'm just not comfortable using these in any way other than intended.

    If I were you I would make a normal continuous loop for the hammock and then splice a smaller zingit or dynaglide finger loop around the main loop. That way you can use the whoopie hooks without any issue and still have the assist loop for when you want to becket hitch.

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    Got it, thanks!

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