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    Well done!
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    Great alternative to MSH. My question is does that hole have a purpose? I see using it to hang gear.
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    Great video.... I have three sets, mine, GF, and spare.... Love Em.... Great job BG on the design...
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    Quote Originally Posted by russmay View Post
    Great alternative to MSH. My question is does that hole have a purpose? I see using it to hang gear.
    the purpose of the hole is mainly weight savings

    i have only used the hole in the trunk to attach tarps to but can be tricky because it can cause the tarp to be pretty close to the ridgeline and it's best to have shock cord as the attachment to accept the slack when you get in and out.

    when i tested them i never exerted a side load when pulling on them axial. i don't recommend doing it as i never tested them in this manner but if done i would keeping the half hitch behind the trunk to prevent slip b/c the trunk may want to slide on the tree strap which would decrease even friction on the slots.

    do that make any sense?

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    Received mine today. These look great. 15g each. Looking forward to putting them to use.

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    Great idea - I have been toying around with some ideas, just haven't had time. Similar to your concept, but it would be with two plates which would combine the hook features of the dutch clip, slots for a cinch buckle like AHE, with the hole for common use.

    Ahh - we can dream right...

    Definitely interested in your product - I will have to pick me up a set from you. Curious to if there is any abrasion when using the trunk on a closed loop of amsteel that is larks head to the hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samjaynes View Post
    Curious to if there is any abrasion when using the trunk on a closed loop of amsteel that is larks head to the hammock.
    That's exactly how I used mine on the Traveler with adjustable webbing. Seemed to work fine...I'd wager the webbing clips are just as angled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russmay View Post
    Great alternative to MSH. My question is does that hole have a purpose? I see using it to hang gear.
    I used mine to attach the UQ biners like THIS. I'd not push it too far weight wise but they are custom for the way I set it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samjaynes View Post
    Curious to if there is any abrasion when using the trunk on a closed loop of amsteel that is larks head to the hammock.
    the two edges the whoopie loops over is rounded. after a nights hang it will hold the shape of the trunk/hook but after you milk it the impression goes away. you might have some troubles night over night using the same spot but shouldn't fray anything

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    No problems with fraying so far but I've only used them 4 or 5 times.

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