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    Member KyleEiger's Avatar
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    I've gone back to the webbing suspension for the simplicity of the system. I usually link it to the hammock with a piece of amsteel and a carabiner so it can be removed in case I want to hang in my stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    I believe in the KISS principle...Keep It Simple Stupid and the Warbonnett strap and buckles are simple to use. I have tried Whoopies and like how light weight they are but they make it much harder for me to set up my DIY hammock with Whoopies becuase of the extra distance I need between two trees. I spend 5 minutes last weekend wrapping tree straps around two trees trying to take up enought slack so I could use the whoopies and all the while I was thinking...if I had my BB straps on this thing I would already be in the hamnnmock instead of still trying to set it up. When i got home I took the whoopies off and put on the straps.
    Agreed! Nicely said. I made 2 changes, descending rings and Dutch clips. I am happy. KISS

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    well,,,,now I have to try decender rings. lol

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    Senior Member Shotgunred's Avatar
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    The warbuckles do not need the slippery half hitch to prevent slipping. Descending rings require some backup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgunred View Post
    The warbuckles do not need the slippery half hitch to prevent slipping. Descending rings require some backup.
    I found that out,,so I decided to shorten the loop and back to the WB buckles as I like them better. And with a shortened loop half the size of WB's I think I can get all hardware under my 12' cuben tarp. Very nice!

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    I have found that certain polyest webbing can be so slippery that you have to use a half hitch. I have two different sets of polyester webbing I got from Strapworks, one set does not need a half hitch while the other set is so slippery that I have to use a half hitch. I ended up coverting the slick set into tree straps.
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    +1 For adjustable webbing! After a lot or research I decided that I could take the extra ozs for keeping it simple.

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    glad to see the buckles were updated from the triangle ones that came on the hammock originally. They were a pain to deal with
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    I like the buckles over the rings, 1 because of size,,buckles are smaller dia, than rings, and lock and hold the strap with no slippage period. Others here, have mentioned they use a diff. strap material than WB, but I have the WB straps that came with hammock. Very adjustable as well, and easy to loosen up. Nothing wrong with them in my book, and won't forget tree straps or loose one, as its all in one suspension. I have tried every suspension out there except UCR, and re-thought the suspension with this setup as it will get me closer to the trees in a narrow situation with the WB RR Bridge Hammock. Weight is comparable with other suspension systems by no more than a oz or so that that is not a issue with me. Think I will change out the wife's hammock to this same setup for ease of setting up for her as well.

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    Senior Member Shotgunred's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acer View Post
    I like the buckles over the rings, 1 because of size,,buckles are smaller dia, than rings, and lock and hold the strap with no slippage period. Others here, have mentioned they use a diff. strap material than WB, but I have the WB straps that came with hammock. Very adjustable as well, and easy to loosen up. Nothing wrong with them in my book, and won't forget tree straps or loose one, as its all in one suspension. I have tried every suspension out there except UCR, and re-thought the suspension with this setup as it will get me closer to the trees in a narrow situation with the WB RR Bridge Hammock. Weight is comparable with other suspension systems by no more than a oz or so that that is not a issue with me. Think I will change out the wife's hammock to this same setup for ease of setting up for her as well.
    I made whoopies for my first hammock(diy) because they seemed to be the "thing" to use. I liked them and planned to put them on my BB when I bought it, but after using the stock suspension I never went back and now have Warbonnet suspension on the wife and grandson's hammock as well. The strap and buckle is much easier for the beginner IME.

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