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  1. #191
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    good to know. thanks for filling us in.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Yea thanks. You've been a great help in my first modification job.
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    So I just broke my ego. I had everything set up straight and aligned, but I still ended up on the ground. I am thinking of moving to the buckles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvleph View Post
    So I just broke my ego. I had everything set up straight and aligned, but I still ended up on the ground. I am thinking of moving to the buckles.
    I have always tested my hammock by leaning on it with both hands and then sitting on it and bouncing about an inch. I have done this long before the ring buckle and just continued after I started using them. I have found that if the rings are going to slip (which they haven't for a long time now that I have the holding knot down right and I'm careful in set up), they will when I lean on the hammock with both hands to test. This method did save my ego and much more at the beginning and whenever I test something new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvleph View Post
    So I just broke my ego. I had everything set up straight and aligned, but I still ended up on the ground. I am thinking of moving to the buckles.
    After you adjust the straps through the rings just tie a simple slippery half hitch right up against the ring. It takes no more than a couple seconds, provides security and unties with just a pull on the strap.
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    I am going to tie a not next time. I actually had gotten in and out of it three times before it dropped me.

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    yep, the slip knot is a sure fix. quick & simple... both to tie & untie.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    I posted the instructions for making the ring buckle supports I had at Mt Rogers:

    http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeGe...eSupports.html

    I like these much better than the Crazy Creek setup...when I use webbing, I'll keep using these until I find something better.

    What do y'all think?
    Jeff, I know this is an old thread, but I was looking for info on making my own straps as a first project. I figured that would be as easy as anyhing. I liked the idea for your ring buckle supports. I may try making something similar, but I'm thinking about running the same type of webbing thru the ends of my ENO hammock, adding the rings as you instructed and sewing in place. Then the straps will each have a loop at each end like yours, then run the straps through the rings and adjust. Do you think something like this would work?
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    I can't see why that wouldn't work.

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    I'm going to try it as soon as I get a machine with which to sew, since I don't have one just yet. I bid on a couple on ebay, but keep getting outbid and I REALLY don't want to get one from Cheap-Mart.
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