# Thread: Video---Ask Professor Hammock : What's the Single Ring Suspension?

1. Outstanding effort Grizz! Love your analytical approach. And your ability to express it to those of us not quite on your level. Thanks!

2. Awesome video, Grizz. I appreciate all the insight and thought that you have put into this topic.

However I have my own problem with the SRS vs UCR vs WS vs Webbing question. It is not the length of the hammock in my mind that must fit, it is the length of the tarp. But perhaps I'm the only one who feels compelled to stay dry as possible at night.

3. Originally Posted by Catavarie
...It is not the length of the hammock in my mind that must fit, it is the length of the tarp...
Ummm, yeah...we sort of overlooked that this time around.

4. Originally Posted by Hiknhanger
I'm still trying to figure out why there are so many cops in the woods. Shouldn't they be Rangers?
Busted! They are all Red Rangers. Doesn't roll off the tongue quite so easily as cops though

Originally Posted by SmokeBait
Outstanding effort Grizz! Love your analytical approach. And your ability to express it to those of us not quite on your level. Thanks!
Thanks SmokeBait. Your whoopies are safe!

Originally Posted by Catavarie
Awesome video, Grizz. I appreciate all the insight and thought that you have put into this topic.

However I have my own problem with the SRS vs UCR vs WS vs Webbing question. It is not the length of the hammock in my mind that must fit, it is the length of the tarp. But perhaps I'm the only one who feels compelled to stay dry as possible at night.
Yes, in the logic biz we call that a 'necessary condition'. I choose 10' as a minimum distance because I can work a JRB 11x10 tarp in between trees close to 10' apart. 11' or 12' minimum is probably more normal.

thanks for watching!

5. ## Flaw

Not to burst anyone's bubble about this statistical summary of SRS, but I would like to point out there is a major flaw in your assumptions: The minimal distance the SRS offers is actually, in real-world testing, 25% greater than the Professor uses in his assumptions. A whoopie sling is only adjustable down to 18 inches. An SRS is adjustable down to 6" thus leaving a difference when both sides are considered of two feet, not one and a half, so the whole computer model is therefore wrong.

6. Originally Posted by Chammocks
Not to burst anyone's bubble...
Not to burst your bubble, but you can gain a couple of inches by double wrapping the whoopie to the hammock as the good Professor explains at ~2.00 minutes in the video. Even without this technique, the amsteel whoopie slings I use have a minimum distance of ~12".

You may be using whoopie slings with longer buries than needed or a gap between the eye bury and the constrictor bury.

7. I love indisputable science, but,

...where does that leave me?...are you going to go through all the suspensions to compare?....am I better off with my WBBB webbing or not?...

Man that was hard to watch you destroy the Dutch biner....

How much force do you estimate you were exerting when you lept onto the hammocks, I was impressed with the durability of the 2.2 string, can a 220# hang comfortably and safely on 2.2?

sooo many questions...

swank

8. Whoopie Slings were purchased at AHE, measured 18" from loop to adjustable loop adjusted to same size as fixed loop. I did overlook the fact that he said you could loop the gathered end a few times, but I use a channel end.

9. After further thought I'm going to fold on this one. Risk versus benefit analysis does not justify it.
Thanks

10. Whoopie slings work better when my hand are cold. The SRS looks like more fiddle factor than my brain could take.

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