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    Senior Member Adahy's Avatar
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    Newb Suspension Question

    I just got my HH and I'm confused about the suspension.

    I read a lot about the Whoopie Slings, Straps and Buckles, Rings and Biners!

    Why should I change the suspension that came on the hammock at all? Is there a short coming with it or is this just personal preference?

    Being new to hammocks I would assume that keeping it simple would be smart for now at least. Any advice will be appreciated.

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    1) Adjusting the ropes is a pain in the butt.
    2) The suspension weighs more than whoopies, and the adjustability isn't remotely comparable.
    3) I found the tarp attaching to the hammock suspension to be a major shortcoming. I prefer the tarp to have a separate suspension.
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    Senior Member Adahy's Avatar
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    I should have noted that I have the hex tarp so it is separate.

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    The HH suspension cords are a satisfactory, simple system IMO. I usually setup initially with just a single lash through the straps and secure with a slippery half hitch. Then I can quickly and easily adjust to the correct length on each side. Once settled, I make a 6 or 7 turn figure eight lash to make the system completely secure. Whoopie slings are less bulky and weight. My net free travel hammock (Grand Trunk UL) uses rapelling rings and webbing straps,which I find quite light and not too bulky, and very quick to set up. I haven't got around to making UCR,Whoopie systems yet, but no doubt will eventually do so and be converted by the lighter, less bulky features. I'd be reluctant to change out the HH system becasue oft the potential effect on resale value, but the cords on the expedition are bulky and heavy.

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