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Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace without end to you.
adapted from - ancient gaelic runes
I played around with this method a little last nite in the shop. Seems to work great but it looks as if there is pretty substantial crushing force placed on the Amsteel between the Amsteel loops and the metal ring. Maybe this is no more force than what a knot would do however in a knot the force would be Amsteel against Amsteel. I wonder if the force of Amsteel against the metal ring could actually shear off the Amsteel.
Does anyone think this could be a problem?
Here's an idea I just had: What about using this for a SLS suspension with one ring on each end, and hang your hammock off the ring? Would give fairly easy ridge line adjustment, along with the whoopie-style loop adjustment. Instead of the tail w/ whoopie hook, that would be the ridge line.
Paracord nylon sheathing works very well, and you can use the inner core strands to whip it in place.
This is very cool.
The Grizz sliding descender ring suspension is one of my favorite suspension systems.
This is quite a nice variation eliminating the need for any ability to tie any knots at all.
This method looks like it would give a lot of adjustability - the ring can be moved along the line as well as the ability to adjust the length of the 'tail' passing under the loops in the ring.
As far as compressing the amsteel against the ring - I'm thinking that the force (and wear) will not always be in the same place because of the likelyhood that the ring and amsteel will not likely be in the exact same position each time you use it.
I was never a big fan of whoopie slings but I like the light weight and small size of Amsteel so I will be giving this method a try.