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    Senior Member HamMike's Avatar
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    I can speak on the Eno. The rope they supply you with only has knots every so many inches for adjustment, is bulky, and bad for trees. I replaced that setup with whoopie slings and strapworks straps. It all weighs less and gives me adjustment options from the shortest I'm able to make my slings to the longest and everything in between. You would think the manufacturers put some thought into suspension but It doesn't show in some lower end hammocks. Plus ya just gotta customise!
    "He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man." Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

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    The suspension cord that came with my Trek Light hammock works ok, and I used it for my first few hangs. But, it was too short for most "real world" applications, had very little adjustability, and was not "tree friendly." Since I'm not a hiker, and don't care that much about weight of gear, it's the ease of use & adjustability that I like with my webbing and cinch buckles.
    KJ

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    Senior Member Bradley's Avatar
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    My system is stock out of the box Clark.

    And I like it . . . a, huh a, huh . . . I like it.


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    The stock cord on my Hammockbliss ultralight was nylon and stretched. The stock biners on my ENO were cheap and the gate had sharp edges which when packed in the stuff sack occasionally pinched the matrerial subjecting it to possible damage. The stock cord in the channels was also too bulky.

    If weight and bulk are not issue then the stock systems are adequate but like others I like tinkering with my gear.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    Senior Member Jsaults's Avatar
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    I am a "futzer".

    Many of us are. We like to put our personal mark on things.

    My ex asked me once (derisively):
    "Why do you have to change everything you buy?"

    I thought for a moment, and answered:
    "Because I can!"

    And that answer is still good enough for me.

    Jim
    Last edited by Jsaults; 02-01-2011 at 06:30.

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    I switched out to whoopies because they looked cool and there was tons of weight and bulk savings. Then after trying them I realized that I didn't like them. And I didn't like using tree huggers, toggles etc... Now I'm back to my trusty straps, buckles & biners. The stock suspension on my hammocks is what I like
    It's only an addiction if your trying to quit

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    The straps that came with my DD Frontline were pretty rubbish and stretchy. The suspension slowly evolved to finally arrive at whoopies and tree slings. I've a WBBB on the way so I'll be interested to see what its suspension is like.

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    I use the stock straps on my WBBB. Easy to set up, easy to adjust - couldn't be happier

    SN

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    I had my JRB suspension at my house before my hammock ever arrived. I had already decided that's what I wanted, and I'm VERY happy with it. It's fast, easy, and light. Works perfect for me, and I have no need to tie silly knots.
    Visualize whirled peas.

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    Senior Member dejoha's Avatar
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    Like others, ease of use, weight, bulk, simplicity, and personal preference are all good reasons to switch.

    I started off with a Hennessy and tied the figure-8 lashing so many times to adjust and re-adjust it was frustrating for me. The lashing took so long to set and it made adjusting quite difficult, especially minor back-and-forth sliding that is common with hammocks. I eventually moved to a slippery larks head tied on a carabiner, which at the time I thought was revolutionary -- it was much quicker and faster.

    There is nothing "wrong" with stock suspension, but as you find what works for you and what doesn't it may or may not lead toward a change in suspension.

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