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    Tree Strap Width

    Hey all! Long time, not post!

    Im looking at replacing the tree straps that came with my HH. Will 1" wide webbing work? I think what came with it was 1.5" or 2"...
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    1" wide webbing would work. Preferably polyester. Have you ever considered other suspension options such as cinch buckles or rings? I hated tree hugger straps, but if they work for you that's all that matters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuffs View Post
    Hey all! Long time, not post!

    Im looking at replacing the tree straps that came with my HH. Will 1" wide webbing work? I think what came with it was 1.5" or 2"...
    Hi Cuffs, i use this site that was suggested by HF http://www.strapworks.com/Strapworks...ling_s/174.htm i buy 1' poly them at 12' (looped at both ends) and use descending ring.
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    The first time I made them I used 2" poly. I just picked up some 1" for when I finally get around to moving to a ring buckle system. Now I just have to get off my duff and get some rings.

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    1" polyester webbing is what I have used for a long time with no problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    Hi Cuffs, i use this site that was suggested by HF http://www.strapworks.com/Strapworks...ling_s/174.htm i buy 1' poly them at 12' (looped at both ends) and use descending ring.

    I've been thinking of replacing my straps. I have one (rather stupid) question. What size loops are most people ordering? Seems like a 2 inch loop would be about right. The only thing being hooked to it would be my mini biner. Am I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    i buy 1' poly them at 12' (looped at both ends) and use descending ring.
    Looped at both ends? How's that work?

    Hey guys, this got me thinking about the ring buckle system. I put one together based on the original system on Jeff's site, using a strap with a loop, a carabiner on the loop to hook to the strap. I never considered, though, why bother with the carabiner? The ENO slap straps work this same way but without the carabiner; the strap goes around the tree and then through the loop. Is there a reason one should use the carabiner? Does it reduce stress on the loop's stitches?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manach View Post
    Is there a reason one should use the carabiner? Does it reduce stress on the loop's stitches?
    Yes, webbing has a tendency to fuse to itself in this situation. The webbing against webbing abrasion is a bit problematic. This has been remarked on by several different people.

    If you do try it, though, watch carefully for signs of wear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manach View Post
    Looped at both ends? How's that work?

    Hey guys, this got me thinking about the ring buckle system. I put one together based on the original system on Jeff's site, using a strap with a loop, a carabiner on the loop to hook to the strap. I never considered, though, why bother with the carabiner? The ENO slap straps work this same way but without the carabiner; the strap goes around the tree and then through the loop. Is there a reason one should use the carabiner? Does it reduce stress on the loop's stitches?
    I recently switched over to the ring buckle system, and boy is it ever convinient and fast! Using carabiners not only prevents wear, but it also makes setup even faster. It is no longer necessary to remove the strap from the rings in order to hang the hammock. Talk about fast and easy! Just remember to put in a slip knot or half hitch in the strap behind the rings. Yes, it does add weight to the system, but for me, the convenience makes it worth every extra ounce...

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    I lkie the biner because I don't need to undo the straps to set up or take down. Just unclip the biner and pack up. Throw the end of the strap around the tree and snap.. final adjustment time.
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