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    I tried Slowhikes method and liked it a lot better! But I really like the convenience and ease you get with the rings or a cinch buckle. But, I couldn't get past the heavier weight issue of the buckles. I went back and read a lot of posts on this site regarding the rings and it seems like everyone throws in a slip not when using the rings so I figured I could use the tri glides in the same fashion and gain a substancial weight savings over rings or cinch buckles. Seems to work great. But if they fail and I fall on my butt, I'll be sure to keep it to myself as always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speyguy View Post
    I tried Slowhikes method and liked it a lot better! But I really like the convenience and ease you get with the rings or a cinch buckle. But, I couldn't get past the heavier weight issue of the buckles. I went back and read a lot of posts on this site regarding the rings and it seems like everyone throws in a slip not when using the rings so I figured I could use the tri glides in the same fashion and gain a substancial weight savings over rings or cinch buckles. Seems to work great. But if they fail and I fall on my butt, I'll be sure to keep it to myself as always.

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    no, please don't keep it to your self, we need to know if it doesn't work
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by speyguy View Post
    I tried Slowhikes method and liked it a lot better! But I really like the convenience and ease you get with the rings or a cinch buckle. But, I couldn't get past the heavier weight issue of the buckles. I went back and read a lot of posts on this site regarding the rings and it seems like everyone throws in a slip not when using the rings so I figured I could use the tri glides in the same fashion and gain a substancial weight savings over rings or cinch buckles. Seems to work great. But if they fail and I fall on my butt, I'll be sure to keep it to myself as always.

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    That's interesting. But isn't that the same thing that NCPatrick tried and found that a sharp edge on the tri-glide pretty much abraided his webbing? That edge would have to be one that isn't touched by webbing under recommended use....so it seems would be the bottom edge of the center stem.

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    Good point Grizz...

    The key to avoiding wear on a strap is to avoid all friction ... if it moves a little, under load.... and, thus you need or use a jam/slip knot you are risking wear....

    That said, all hangers should inspect there respective systems daily and replace any item showing wear....

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    When I tried it, I would have had to tie a stopper half-hitch to keep the straps from slipping. I didn't, my straps slipped, the Tri-glide abraded my strap all the way down where it slipped. YMMV.

    I've been using them as directed for a week now. [My setup (moving from the middle out) is Spyderline from the body of the hammock to the loops in either strap, ridgeline also to the loops, triglides on the strap.] Slept one night, and sat and bounced around many afternoons with them. So far so good. They're very easy to adjust.

    If you wanted to be able to remove the straps more easily, you could fit a 'biner in between the Spyderline and the strap loops, but that would add the 'biner weight back in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    no, please don't keep it to your self, we need to know if it doesn't work
    I was joking. I'll let you know.

    That's interesting. But isn't that the same thing that NCPatrick tried and found that a sharp edge on the tri-glide pretty much abraided his webbing? That edge would have to be one that isn't touched by webbing under recommended use....so it seems would be the bottom edge of the center stem.

    Grizz
    If I'm reading and understanding NCPatrick correctly, he said he "would have had" to try a slipnot but "didn't". Thus, he got slippage.

    And if I'm understanding Pan correctly, he is saying that if you don't have slippage, then you shouldn't have a wear issue? It would be like if I took a knife and pushed the edge of the blade up against something. Not much happens. But when I slide the blade or use a slicing motion then the damage occurs.

    But having said that, the sharp edge on the tri glide was a concern for me, so I took the edge off slightly (very slightly) with a file. That's why I say, if it fails I'll report back, but intial testing was good and I think it will be fine, and weighs less than rings or buckles. There's certainly more than one way to use the glides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speyguy View Post
    It would be like if I took a knife and pushed the edge of the blade up against something. Not much happens. But when I slide the blade or use a slicing motion then the damage occurs.
    I'm not sure who sharpens your knives, but I keep mine sharp enough to do repeated push cuts...so I'm afraid the anaology falls down on that point.

    But yes, you're right that corner of the buckle should not be sharp enough to abrade webbing without motion under pressure.
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    When I was having to tie slip knots (using the rings) every once in a while the knot would slip in between the rings, making it very hard to untie. I switched to the cinch buckles to avoid that. (but whatever, do what works for ya).


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    I may yet try the cinch buckles, I've used the rings and on occasion had the same thing happen that you are talking about. But I bought the tri-glides and dammit, I'm using them. At least for now. I just know that the way they may have been intended for use was not for me. YMMV.

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    NCPatrick - have you ever tried a single ring with a girth hitch knot? Its not too bad - a little harder to adjust but reasonable IMO

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