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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    Now it is clear to me how the Ridgeline is attached. I might actually change to that. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoikurt View Post
    Welcome Grizz, good post and pictures. That's almost exactly what I've done except my line is not doubled and I used an anchor hitch to connect to the rings. Good pictures illustrating the HH knot, though.
    Given that the AirCore fits twice through the holes in the HH body, doubling up made a certain amount of sense. I'm not a mechanical engineer but I imagine that the double line supports a higher static load than a single line. There is only one point in the arrangement where the load is not equally shared on two lines, on the cross-over strand on the ring knot. I don't think an N lb strain on the ropes translates to N lbs on that strand though, the rings are taking the brunt of that. Someone who knows about such things feel free to educate us.

    BTW I saw your comment about Philmont on a different thread. I was there last summer---indeed, no hammocks allowed. It would have been nice on Mt. Phillips, where I don't believe there is a level site to be found, or even better at Cypher's Mine where everyone has to crowd into shelters.

    Grizz (also my DJ handle from FM broadcasting days in college. KRLX, coming at you with 100 amazing watts of power.)

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    postscript

    Dear diary : stock HH snakeskins narrow down to a width that inhibits passage of the rings. When they are threaded onto the webbing from the tree side the hammock can be covered by them, but with only a very small overlap, and rather more tugging on the skins over the rings than I like. Consider threading the skins onto the hammock side of the rings.

    Means undoing those bowlines (after a night out on them) and the wrap, trying to get the skins completely past the wrapping area, then doing the wrapping and knots again.

    Sigh. Perhaps practice makes perfect. Am certainly getting the practice part down. If I were a real mensch I'd do like these hammockforums regulars and solve the problem with a bit of silnylon and a sewing machine. 'fraid I'm not a real mensch.

    Grizz

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    Thanks for sharing, Griz! That's a great thing to bear in mind.

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    I learned that with my old skins. I have since parted ways with them. Look into the anchor hitch. IMO it is easier to untie after you spend some time in the hammock than the bowline.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    My anchor hitch dropped me on my ego. But I guess maybe my days of tying knots well are behind me. It was one of the few things I got out of the Navy. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvleph View Post
    My anchor hitch dropped me on my ego. But I guess maybe my days of tying knots well are behind me. It was one of the few things I got out of the Navy. lol
    My attempt at a double sheet bend did that to me.

    I think we need a 'smile' that implies being dropped.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    I think it could have been the nylon coating on the spectra I use. It kept slipping over time. My double sheet bend also dropped me.

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    Might be.

    For now I am happy with an anchor hitch on the rings for the ridgeline and hammock support, and a larkshead for attaching the support rope to the hammock.

    I am trying out putting a thicker supplex material that I have laying around under the larkshead to protect the hammock nylon. I had a past hammock develope a hole from the knot. I only have 1 night on it. I'll know more after TD>
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lvleph View Post
    I think it could have been the nylon coating on the spectra I use. It kept slipping over time. My double sheet bend also dropped me.
    If you whip the working end to the standing end on your double sheet bend, it'll hold forever. It pretty much makes it permanent.
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