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    Senior Member cavediver2's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAW View Post
    BigTone,

    If you're looking for straps to replace your rope suspension, go to strapworks.com and get their polyester seatbelt webbing, with at least one loop per strap (and you'll want 2 straps). Or you could get the straps and tri-glides at JRB. Or you could get the Slapstraps from ENO (though folks argue these are too stretchy).

    That should get you started on straps.

    If you want different cord, the consensus seems to be that Amsteel Blue is a good way to go.

    For knots, look at this website.
    If you've got a suspension rope, you can wrap it around the tree a couple of times and then tie a slippery bowline knot.
    But as someone else mentioned, ropes around trees can damage their bark. Straps of some sort are better.
    And then of course there's the option of wrapping a tree-hugger strap around the tree and then tying your rope to the strap ends.


    Welcome aboard!
    Great job RAW

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    Senior Member RAW's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavediver2 View Post
    Great job RAW
    I aim to please.

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    Bigtone, Welcome to the good life. Mule
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    Welcome bigtone and enjoy the wealth of knowledge these guys have to offer!

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    Senior Member RAW's Avatar
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    Bigtone,

    Don't forget that our very own Mule (aka SKSKINNER) makes straps and stuff if you ask nicely enough.


    His gear is what I'm using on my Clark.

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    Welcome to the forum Bigtone. Don't worry about landing on your backside, that's part of the learning curve. The thing to remember is to hang low and not over any rocks or branches until you get your suspension figured out. Cheers!
    Beer won't solve problems, but then again, neither will milk !
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