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    Quote Originally Posted by RAW View Post
    Sounds like your setup needs some tweaking! You'll get the hang of it.

    No, I just need a RAW

    What are you doing next year? You could come with me on the AT and tie all my knots and do the tweaking and such on my hammock. That's what I need! A hammock *****!

    Just kidding of course...I'm sure your wife would miss you! Sometimes I can be so evil!

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    Whoops! Didnt think that word would show up...Sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahgirl View Post
    Thanks for the advice. I will pay particular attention to the bungees this weekend when I set it up again. I'm definitely not going back to the ground. Just gotta find out what works for me. I'm definitely going to keep the manuf. rope.... There's soooo many good ideas on this forum that it's tempting to try them
    The ropes that hold the hammock up is the only thing I have changed and it was a blessing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavediver2 View Post

    I also think that before one should start doing mod's to there equipment that it should first be done the way it was designed and get that right. Once that is accomplished then you could start making mod's to it. I teach TECHNICAL DIVING and that is just how I train divers. Mod's are and some times a great thing and some times our Mod's make the equipment even better but one should know who it's suppose to work before you start changing things around.

    I am sure I am going to get some backlash on that statement but if the manufacture of said product didn't design the hammock the way it was suppose to be then all the R/D would be just a waste of time.

    just my 2cents worth.

    Don't give up the game just yet.
    I agree that it's not a good idea to mod until one gets used to the existing setup. Then you can slowly start to play with things to find what works for you.

    And that's where I think the thing about manufacturer R&D comes in: Stuff is always designed to work for the average user; it may not be what works perfectly for the individual.

    And that's why you'll see nearly as many different ways of doing this stuff as there are users on this forum.

    I think all of the answers are right. It just depends on who's asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAW View Post
    I agree that it's not a good idea to mod until one gets used to the existing setup. Then you can slowly start to play with things to find what works for you.

    And that's where I think the thing about manufacturer R&D comes in: Stuff is always designed to work for the average user; it may not be what works perfectly for the individual.

    And that's why you'll see nearly as many different ways of doing this stuff as there are users on this forum.

    I think all of the answers are right. It just depends on who's asking.

    well said RAW

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavediver2 View Post
    The ropes that hold the hammock up is the only thing I have changed and it was a blessing.
    I thought Clark rope was supposed to be superb utmost waterproof. Why did you change it up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahgirl View Post
    I thought Clark rope was supposed to be superb utmost waterproof. Why did you change it up?
    They are indeed that but with the ring and webbing setup it makes for setting up easier. just rap around tree thread it through the rings like a motorcycle helmet strap put a slippery halfhitch in it and it's done go to the other end do same thing pull the strap through until you get the height you want and put another slippery halfhitch and your done.

    Makes those little adjustments super easy.....Thats all

    oh and I put tarp shock absorbers on the four corners.
    to take the stress off the tarp and to cut down on flapping
    noise in the wind.

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    Moab Bound

    Sorry guys, I have been so busy teaching school, that I had to focus on that.
    I ordered both the webbing and the rope, and am about to go to REI for those SMC rappel rings. Black Diamond wanted $10 each, and they were serious overkill for this purpose.
    But I thought that RAW or somebody said I either use the rope, or the web straps, but not both. But it sure looks like RAW is using both in his photo page.
    I will probably take my Clark down to Moab this weekend, but my buddy will have short patience with that. We head down in his Jeep Wrangler, and will pitch in the dark Friday night, and will mountain bike all Saturday, then have dinner in Moab, and grab a brew, while looking at the Classic Car Round Up going on. Then it is back to the campsite, and an early bike trip to Gemini Towers or the Klondike and drive the 6 hours home.
    The tallest thing around those parts is Juniper trees, which don't seem to offer much of a point to hang a hammock. But I am betting you guys could hang it even with only sagebrush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyndon View Post
    But I thought that RAW or somebody said I either use the rope, or the web straps, but not both. But it sure looks like RAW is using both in his photo page.
    On my setup, I use rope for the hammock to rings and for the ridgeline.
    Rings to trees is strap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavediver2 View Post
    They are indeed that but with the ring and webbing setup it makes for setting up easier. just rap around tree thread it through the rings like a motorcycle helmet strap put a slippery halfhitch in it and it's done go to the other end do same thing pull the strap through until you get the height you want and put another slippery halfhitch and your done.

    Makes those little adjustments super easy.....Thats all

    oh and I put tarp shock absorbers on the four corners.
    to take the stress off the tarp and to cut down on flapping
    noise in the wind.
    Ah I see. It's like a cinch buckle? That would be easy. I'm using a carabiner and just wrap more of the line around it to adjust the sag. It kind of looks like a tangled mess. Forgive me for being so ignorant. Tis all new to me.

    So do you still use the drip ring? Have you had any problems staying dry with the new rope?

    Tarp shock absorbers...what a clever idea.

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