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    Senior Member scottpash's Avatar
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    just ordered my Trunks (Elephant not Swim!)

    Now to get dutch clips and some new straps so I can throw away the Slap Straps!

    any ideas on local straps I'm in Illinois near Chicago
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    Just ordered a set, can't wait to try 'em. I never liked how the marlin spike hitch wadded up my tree straps.
    I was told there'd be no math on this exam. ~T.D.

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    Wow, they shipped already

    You're good!

    Thanks!
    I was told there'd be no math on this exam. ~T.D.

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    Get'em while there hot.... I love mine.... Fine workmanship by Bloomgorge on these as well as his other products...
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    Senior Member scottpash's Avatar
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    can't wait to get mine (shipped yesterday)
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    I have Multiple suspension setups that I use on my hammocks according to what I want to accomplish.

    Lightest weight, or easiest to use with gloves / mittens.

    The Elephant Trunks really are easy to set up and use.

    Full length straps are a bit of weight penalty but worth it in some cases.

    Good product and easy to use
    Life's A Journey
    It's not to arrive safely at the grave in a well preserved body,
    But rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting,
    Woo Hoo!....What a Ride!

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    I have one set and just ordered another for my backup.
    I think they are the greatest things since ...well....hammocks were born!

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    Thank you all, I appreciate the comments.
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    I've been experimenting with mine, and I may have come up with a (non-manufacturer-approved, obviously) alternate configuration for them.

    The shape of the Trunk is remarkably similar to the Dutch Buckle, and indeed the webbing fastening system works on the same principle. If one were to use the Trunk body in the same manner as a Buckle, it frees up the "trunk" of the Trunk. In my case, I plan to use it to hold a tarp ridgeline, while a short loop of Amsteel acts as the connector between the Trunk and the hammock. The Amsteel needn't be adjustable as the webbing/Trunk will be used to adjust tension.

    I took some quick pics of what I'm talking about, I just grabbed a piece of paracord as an example "ridgeline". While the Trunks don't have the extra corner flanges the Buckles do, after some quick testing I have no reason to believe the Amsteel would slip off while under tension, it's on there pretty solidly.





    Anyway, this is purely try-at-your-own-risk, but I'm definitely going to give it some more testing as it could be really handy for some hammock configurations. Heck, if you're feeling adventurous you could try running a structural ridgeline across the Trunks. Forgive me if someone has posting this configuration already!
    Last edited by CatSplat; 11-09-2011 at 23:43.

  10. #50
    Senior Member scottpash's Avatar
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    got mine today
    Wow are these things light and CooL!

    catsplat I am looking forward to your test results
    Last edited by scottpash; 11-11-2011 at 07:34.
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