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    Alternative to cinch buckles

    So, I was looking around and could not find any cinchbuckles under 12$ for a pair! That's kind of a lot, to me at least. So I was thinking, why not just use the cam buckles that come with ratchet straps? You could cut the buckle off the strap then prussic it to the hammock, which should hypothetically work.

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    Sure thing! If you're using the straps for tree huggers, then the other half of the set is useless anyway.
    It's gonna be pretty heavy by backpacking standards, but it'll hold ya, and if it doesn't, well now you'll know.

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    A lighter option but similiar cost range is the JRB tri glides.

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    How about descender rings instead of cinch buckles? $7.50 a pair from AHE or I get mine from REI for $2.95 each.
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    Descender rings could be a disadvantage as the curve means either A: the strap must flex/bend or B: not fully grip causing a potential gravity test that concludes with you sitting on the ground. I'd stick to either tri-glides , cinch buckles, or the dual triangular ones (can't remember the name), but in general you want a flat angle for the strapping to maximize the contact and reduce slipping/unnecessary stress to the strapping IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbctx View Post
    Descender rings could be a disadvantage as the curve means either A: the strap must flex/bend or B: not fully grip causing a potential gravity test that concludes with you sitting on the ground. I'd stick to either tri-glides , cinch buckles, or the dual triangular ones (can't remember the name), but in general you want a flat angle for the strapping to maximize the contact and reduce slipping/unnecessary stress to the strapping IMO.
    I would have to disagree, I used rings for quite some time with no problem, as well as many others have used them or still use them without issue! The issue is when people are not tying the safety knot at the rings correctly, then they go plopping to the ground!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky Bear View Post
    I would have to disagree, I used rings for quite some time with no problem, as well as many others have used them or still use them without issue! The issue is when people are not tying the safety knot at the rings correctly, then they go plopping to the ground!
    I'm with you CB. I have them on several hammocks and never have an issue when I tie a slippery half hitch behind it. For that matter, I put the same knot behind cinch buckles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky Bear View Post
    I would have to disagree, I used rings for quite some time with no problem, as well as many others have used them or still use them without issue! The issue is when people are not tying the safety knot at the rings correctly, then they go plopping to the ground!
    Fair enough, I have never used descender rings for that but them not having had the safety knot would make sense. I was mainly stating why I hadn't used them personally with the reasoning and commenting that I knew people who ended up sitting with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbctx View Post
    Fair enough, I have never used descender rings for that but them not having had the safety knot would make sense. I was mainly stating why I hadn't used them personally with the reasoning and commenting that I knew people who ended up sitting with them.
    I'm not jumping on you or anything! I just wanted to point that out so as the OP would have a cheaper option if they are inclined to do so! Many people do not like the rings as they say that they have given out(slipped) and they have gone to the ground, and the reason is that the safety knot (slippery half hitch) was either not tied all together, or not done correctly! The reasons that I switched is because I have a gear fetish, YEA I SAID IT and I also wanted to try and go "lighter" which is why I went to dynaglide whoopies! If not I probably would still be using the rings and webbing suspension!
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    Someone mentioned onrope1.com. I found these metal buckles there and the price is a little closer to what I would like to spend.

    http://www.onrope1.com/store/index.p...=118&parent=29

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