Will someone out there please stop Dutch ??? Everytime I think I'm getting my rig just the way I want it, he comes out with something new. Will the madness never end ?!
"I'd rather be in the mountains thinking about God, than in church thinking about the mountains" - John Muir
Can a pair of these magical devices please be sent as part of your Internatiuonal Aid Package to the third world which is the English Midlands. It will be a treat for the natives who worship shiny things!
For those who forget their tree straps on the trees already, now we're leaving behind our whoopies AND straps. Is there an alarm option for when you unhook them and leave them for 5 minutes that will alert you to your bone-headedness.
Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.
Hiking is'ent about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to hike in the rain.
I was lucky enough to win a pair of these at the Mt. Rogers hang raffle. Had no clue to the name, just thought they where called Secrete Suspension, but now I know. Don't ask me why I didn't ask Dutch while he showed the setup? They are light, no need for a marlin spike hitch, buckles, nothing, just one nice quick setup.
As Joey said, Dutch used this setup all weekend at Mt. Rogers, which was a pretty wet hang, rained hard. He told us he watched the water stop at the Whoopie Hook & drip off, so no need to worry about a drip loop.
I had to sit down and calculate how much weight I have added into my hammock recently with the Dutchware Bling:
+1 gram for quilt hook attachment points
+1 gram for whoopie hook attachment points
+2 grams for a ti ridge line biner
+5 grams replacing toggles with Whoopie hooks
So I have raised my hammock weight by 9 grams, but it worth it.
I also raised my tarp weight by about 8 grams by switching back over to Zing it and adding a Flyz and three hooks.
None of this was "needed" as I had a totally working system before using soft shackles and knots in all these places. But I do say it is a little more convenient and I do not regret the 17 grams. That is 0.6 ounces to the non-gram weenies.
I can attest to this as I was standing there talking to him and he said "Ha you see that, it works great" I looked over and sure enough the water was running down the whoopie and drops were coming off the hook and the other side after the hook was bone dry!
I too was blessed with a set at the Rogers hang, there are "NO" sharp edges on these (or really anything that he makes) that would damage lines!
"yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift---thats why its called a present" - Master Oogway
It's always best if your an early riser!