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    Autumn Ultralight Gauging interest. Ultralight UCR's with built in no hardware connectors.

    Hello everyone. I have been experimenting and testing out ultralight UCR's made from 2mm 1000 lb Spectra.

    I'm making them with built in button knots to use as a no hardware connector. On the constrictor end I make an overhand knot and use a 1.2mm prussik with a noose like what you find on a soft shackle to keep the constrictor under tension and prevent slippage.

    In testing this system works very well. A pair comes in at 0.7 ounces. Combined with a pair of my 1.9 Grams per foot kevlar tree straps and you have a 1.7 ounces suspension!

    I have tested this with my 270 lb friend and it's working well and has no slippage.

    Then one thing is that for the button knot no hardware connectors to work you have to replace your continuous loops on your hammock with a pair made from the 2mm spectra.

    I have Green, Blue, Yellow, Hot Pink, and Red 2mm Spectra available so you can make all kinds of fun combinations.

    I can also make these in Amsteel. See the last three photos for the Amsteel variety.

    (Please note that the Amsteel version in the photos is a little different on the constrictor end where the prussik is. This was my first prototype. I am now making these just like the prussik on Spectra version.)

    Let me know what you think.


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    Here is a video showing how the no hardware connectors work and connect to your hammocks continuous loop.

    Last edited by Coldautumndays; 05-30-2019 at 22:02.
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    Super elegant. Your work never fails to impress. I also enjoy your product photography and the vibrant colors you choose to highlight the construction of your items.

    I'd hang from these with confidence.

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    What is the minimum distance between the button knot and the loop at the adjustable end?

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    Hi, love the colors!

    Do we really have to change the hammock CL to Spectra line?

    Why not use Jeff Myers ala-Evo loop for CL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasidi View Post
    Hi, love the colors!

    Do we really have to change the hammock CL to Spectra line?

    Why not use Jeff Myers ala-Evo loop for CL?

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    Hello. To use the button knot like I do the diameter of the line on the ucr and continuous loops on your hammock need to be the same. It won't lock up properly with 2mm spectra connecting to 2.5mm aka 7/64th Amsteel.

    I can make the UCR's from amsteel and then it is directly compatible with your hammocks continuous loops.

    Or I can make them without the button knot and supply soft shackles.

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    Also, the button knot on the ucr is basically an evoloop spliced in place on the constrictor.

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    These look cool although I'd rather colors like the Amsteel. In my experience with whoopies, it seems the Spectra slides better. I'd probably buy a set regardless.

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    I think I have deciphered the meaning of the acronym, but for all of us noobs...what is a "UCR"?
    Oooh, shiney! What does THIS button do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grunt View Post
    I think I have deciphered the meaning of the acronym, but for all of us noobs...what is a "UCR"?
    this might be of assistance
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmc4free View Post
    What is the minimum distance between the button knot and the loop at the adjustable end?
    About 20 inches minimum distance.
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