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    Senior Member lvleph's Avatar
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    I can verify the difficulty in threading with a smaller ring. The 1.5" webbing was a bit harder to thread, but not overly difficult.

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    You could always add a 3" length of velcro. After you thread the buckle, just wrap the velcro around the webbing to keep the two layers of webbing together. Keep that inline and most of the problem is solved. Wouldn't weigh much but it would give you another part to keep up with. Not need, IMO, but might give someone peace of mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    You could always add a 3" length of velcro. After you thread the buckle, just wrap the velcro around the webbing to keep the two layers of webbing together. Keep that inline and most of the problem is solved. Wouldn't weigh much but it would give you another part to keep up with. Not need, IMO, but might give someone peace of mind.
    I already use a Velcro one wrap cord tie, 12" long, to keep the webbing organized. Fold one webbing into a neat bundle and wrap the Velcro around it, then fold the second webbing and continue wrapping to get one neat bundle with both webbings. I'm not a very organized person, but I find that keeping things in the backpack organized helps. Thread the Velcro through the wire gate of the biner when hanging to keep it around and not lost.

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    The 3/4" ss rings arrived last night. In the middle of regrouting a shower stall right now and so it will be a few days before I can test them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    The 3/4" ss rings arrived last night. In the middle of regrouting a shower stall right now and so it will be a few days before I can test them.
    Forget housework. You know that hammocks come first.......
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    My aluminum rings just came in from REI. I am using 1" tubular webbing from REI but now I need to know how to get the rings apart when taking everything down. BTW, the anchor hitch works great. Aside from getting the rings separated, this really seems to be the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gstepclassical View Post
    My aluminum rings just came in from REI. I am using 1" tubular webbing from REI but now I need to know how to get the rings apart when taking everything down. BTW, the anchor hitch works great. Aside from getting the rings separated, this really seems to be the way to go.
    2 ways.

    1. the method I prefer - when threading the rings use a bight of the webbing. Then to unthread the buckle, simply pull the loose end to pull the webbing back through the rings.

    2. pull the loose end of the webbing to a right angle to the forces applied by the suspension. That lessens the friction holding the webbing and you can ease the webbing back out.

    Of course, the first option is much easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    Forget housework. You know that hammocks come first.......
    Ahh - but the better half ( for this pair, she really is you know ) won't forget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    2 ways.

    1. the method I prefer - when threading the rings use a bight of the webbing. Then to unthread the buckle, simply pull the loose end to pull the webbing back through the rings.

    2. pull the loose end of the webbing to a right angle to the forces applied by the suspension. That lessens the friction holding the webbing and you can ease the webbing back out.

    Of course, the first option is much easier.
    Thanks TeeDee, I'll give it a try.

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    Got a chance to try the 3/4" ss rings-

    Didn't hang the hammock with them - trying to thread the 1" polyester webbing was such a hassle I couldn't get the webbing into the rings in a satisfactory manner - so decided that trying to use them for hanging the hammock wouldn't be worth the hassle.

    Back to the 1.5" ID SMC descending rings - light and strong and with sufficient ID to work with them.

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