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    ratchet straps

    I am new to hanging but have read that some of you use ratchet straps for suspension I got tried of hunting can some one give me an idea on how this works I got a bunch of one inch wide straps for free and want to learn.

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    Do you mean to use just the straps or use the ratchets with it? I would think that you wouldn't want to use the ratchets 'cause they're so heavy.

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    Since your new and all....your gonna have a bunch of queries.....
    I did a video series that may answer some of them.
    Might help ...might not.
    Have fun.
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    Don't kid yourself Shug, those will help, if not specifically for this problem, any other question he might have.

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    .... and have a laugh or two while he's at it..... Shug cracks me up, but tricks me, because I learn a thing or two as well ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Flynnster View Post
    Don't kid yourself Shug, those will help, if not specifically for this problem, any other question he might have.

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    Shug your great I am going to have to watch the videos twice so I don't laugh to hard! Thanks for the help

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    spyder I am not sure I was asking what other peps use I am using slap straps right now cause I am not a knot person. Trying to figure things out.

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    Great option with no knots is decending rings, very easy and relatively cheap. Check out this video starting at around 1:17, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f2Xts3Spsc

    Rings at 5:50

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iaspanky View Post
    spyder I am not sure I was asking what other peps use I am using slap straps right now cause I am not a knot person. Trying to figure things out.
    Ah, I gotcha. I keyed in on the "ratchet" part...

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    I use a ratchet strap that I bought at Advance Auto as a tree strap. It is 13' long 1" polyester and I cut the big S hook off to save the loop on that end. Just use it with my dutch clip and I tied a loop on the open end using a double figure 8 knot.

    See the JRB system came with 5' tree straps and the big oaks in my yard are a good 6' around. So i had to tie the JRB straps together and rather than order some more tree straps I hit the auto store down the street.
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