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    Quote Originally Posted by TinaLouise View Post
    now I don't know and I'm only guessing here... but with the original set up using the drip rings, wouldn't all the weight of hanging with you in the hammock, already been transfered through those drip rings?? and they didn't fail. So to me, it looks like now you've got two points of contact on the drip rings, same load but spread out a little bit more. Where's those math guys that did all the calulations on that one thread I boggled through??
    As a drip ring they would only bear the constricting load of the rope squeezing around it. In this config they would bear load in opposing directions by acting as a connecting link between the hammock and the tree.

    They may well be able to take hundreds or thousands of pounds, but I'd still like to know before I relied on it. Since they have no seam I agree they are probably quite strong.

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    Sometimes I really hate this site. I see a thread like this, and it just makes me go out an buy something else that I don't really need, but just have to test. I went and ordered 2 sets of the drip rings this morning, and even though it was under $10 for 2 sets, it's just another thing I'll have to play around with.

    At worst, I may add them to my BB's as simple drip rings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinFinn View Post
    Sometimes I really hate this site. I see a thread like this, and it just makes me go out an buy something else that I don't really need, but just have to test. I went and ordered 2 sets of the drip rings this morning, and even though it was under $10 for 2 sets, it's just another thing I'll have to play around with.

    At worst, I may add them to my BB's as simple drip rings.

    LOL. You need a rig to test static load too!!!!! Then you could do a proper test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photomankc View Post
    LOL. You need a rig to test static load too!!!!! Then you could do a proper test.
    I'll leave that to all the engineers in the crowd. I will consider it a successful test if I don't end up on my bum!

    I have the drip rings on my Clark NA, and always liked them. Doesn't hurt to have a few more around. But dang those impulse buys!!!

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    Cap't... the impulse engines are reaching critical.... She can't take much more of this...
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    I'll leave that to all the engineers in the crowd. I will consider it a successful test if I don't end up on my bum!

    It looks like we test the same way. I have 3 nights on these things so far with no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinFinn View Post
    I went and ordered 2 sets of the drip rings this morning
    I Did Too

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    this has been a good post to follow good job youal

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    I have a couple more nights on these. Last night I got really brave and used Amsteel Gray 2.8 with this setup. Amsteel is really slick so I was not sure if it would work. I knew that if it did slip it would be slow. I did not have any problems but will need to use in the rain to make sure it does not slip when wet before giving the Amsteel a thumbs up.

    I think the best thing about this setup is that new Clark owners who use this will find the first hangs more enjoyable due the quick adjustments they can make without hassling with knots etc. I think many new Clark owners just end up using a bad setup the first few times. With this setup they can try different tensions with a couple second adjustment.


    Suggestion:

    Position drip ring about a 1/3 distance from tree going toward hammock. Pull the free end of rope back thru drip ring before tying off with the half hitches. You may have lots of rope hanging free on a close hang. This will keep you from running out of adjustment room as you pull drip ring toward hammock.

    Also if you have some of the really old drip rings that are just straight tubes I would not suggest using those due to cutting into rope. I am dating myself just by mentioning those. Your Clark might be considered a collectible if you have some like that. Not sure when Clark switched to the current rings.

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    Pardon my ignorance - I'm new and haven't actually managed more than a ten minute hang yet, but these look easier to use than the rings system so might buy some.

    My questions are: are they actually supposed to stop drips somehow? If they are supposed to stop the rope seeping water into the hammock, wouldn't they need to be under the tarp rather than close to the tree?
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