Page 7 of 8 FirstFirst ... 5678 LastLast
Results 61 to 70 of 71
  1. #61
    Incredbly informative. not only a thorough explanation but a brief history as well.

  2. #62
    Senior Member ibgary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Colorado
    Hammock
    Dangerbird, (custom) thanks Papa
    Tarp
    10x10 DIY
    Insulation
    DIY insultex.
    Suspension
    Woopie, UCR
    Posts
    523

    Re: Video : A Brief Primer on Hammock Suspension, Part III : Constriction

    I'm getting forgetful. What % of the hammock length should the Srl be?
    I can't remember what it is or where to find it.

  3. #63
    Senior Member ibgary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Colorado
    Hammock
    Dangerbird, (custom) thanks Papa
    Tarp
    10x10 DIY
    Insulation
    DIY insultex.
    Suspension
    Woopie, UCR
    Posts
    523

    Re: Video : A Brief Primer on Hammock Suspension, Part III : Constriction

    I've been using a small safety pin through my UCR in the basement all winter. No slips, no deformation. 1/2 gram.

  4. #64
    georgecarr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    southern new jersey
    Hammock
    DIY Argon 1.6 camo
    Tarp
    DIY 1.1 sil Asym
    Insulation
    Loco Libre Gear
    Suspension
    DIY Whoopie slings
    Posts
    267
    Thanks for the video Grizzly Adams. I just switched to whoopie slings and the video help take the mystery out of using them.

  5. #65
    Senior Member Singingcrowsings's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Montreal, QC, Canada
    Hammock
    Mayan/Freebird
    Tarp
    MacCat Standard
    Insulation
    Sleepingbag
    Suspension
    Whoopie
    Posts
    330
    Thank you so much for this! All your videos were done at a pace where I, a confused beginner, could understand. You explained things the experienced might take for granted. Well done!

  6. #66
    Senior Member sjarvis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Fayetteville, Ark.
    Hammock
    Dream Hammock Dangerbird
    Tarp
    Warbonnet Edge
    Insulation
    HammockGear quilts
    Suspension
    whoopies,Dutchware
    Posts
    104
    Quote Originally Posted by Singingcrowsings View Post
    Thank you so much for this! All your videos were done at a pace where I, a confused beginner, could understand. You explained things the experienced might take for granted. Well done!
    While I enjoy Grizzly Adams' videos immensely, too, if you are a newbie to Hammock Camping, also check out videos by forum member Shug. They are very useful and EXTREMELY entertaining.

    Here's a link to his YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/shugemery

    Also, I highly recommend Derek Hansen's blog and book at:

    http://theultimatehang.com

    Welcome!
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it; we go to smooth it." -- Nessmuk

    Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 102, Fayetteville, Arkansas

  7. #67
    Senior Member Singingcrowsings's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Montreal, QC, Canada
    Hammock
    Mayan/Freebird
    Tarp
    MacCat Standard
    Insulation
    Sleepingbag
    Suspension
    Whoopie
    Posts
    330
    Quote Originally Posted by sjarvis View Post
    While I enjoy Grizzly Adams' videos immensely, too, if you are a newbie to Hammock Camping, also check out videos by forum member Shug. They are very useful and EXTREMELY entertaining.

    Here's a link to his YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/shugemery

    Also, I highly recommend Derek Hansen's blog and book at:

    http://theultimatehang.com

    Welcome!
    Thanks for the warm welcome and the suggestions sjarvis!

    I've been lurking for about a week now, and left wondering why I didn't clue into hanging before! Anyway, Shug has already been discovered, but I've only watched the 10 "Essential" videos so far.

    I'll definitely check out Derek's blog too.

    Thanks again!

  8. #68
    Thanks for this video as well. Got a good idea of what whoopie slings are good for.

  9. #69
    New Member Hanging Dragon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    International
    Hammock
    UK Hammocks Woodsman X S.L
    Tarp
    10 x 10 Sil
    Insulation
    Down
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    a.k.a. "Whoopie Slings for Hammocking : The Movie". Intended for the mildly curious in what this Whoopie Sling and UCR business is all about.

    Little did I know when I did the earlier "Brief Primer on Hammock Suspension" videos that a new way of using cord suspensions was about to show up on the HF scene.

    When ZA206 popped in and talked about his Utility Constrictor Rope, it set off a wave of posts, asking questions, making observations, making the connection with Whoopie Slings, posts on splicing, and fids, and .... the kind of stuff that keeps me hanging 'round Hammock Forums.

    It was only a matter of time until someone opined that it would be helpful if someone put up a video on these suspensions based on rope constriction. I figured I would once I had enough experience with them to be able to contribute something by way of explanation, if not actual technology.

    So the video is made, I confess it is a bit more rushed and less polished than I like, but discretionary time is vanishing and if I didn't do it this last couple of days it wouldn't get done until late September.

    So, the next in the "Primer" series : Part III : Constrictors



    Grizz
    Could the UCR method be employed in place of the prusik & carabiner on a Continuous Ridgeline?

  10. #70
    Senior Member GrizzlyAdams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Illinois
    Hammock
    DIY Bridge, v0.n, where n is large
    Tarp
    depends on season
    Insulation
    DIY UQ
    Posts
    4,665
    Images
    564
    Quote Originally Posted by Hanging Dragon View Post
    Could the UCR method be employed in place of the prusik & carabiner on a Continuous Ridgeline?
    It's always fun to see that folks are reading up on history, that video is six years old!

    In answer to the question, I think in principle it would work, at least at first. But there's going to be a significant
    angle (on the order of 30 degrees) between the two cords involved, with the angle opening of course where
    the ridgeline cord enters the bury of the UCR cord. You'd need a longer than usual UCR bury to maintain grab I'm guessing, but more to the point the whole arrangement is working hard to 'open' the bury entry point. I don't see why in time that bury entry point won't just get wider and wider.

    But this is all thought experiment.

    cheers
    Grizz
    (alias ProfessorHammock on youtube)

Similar Threads

  1. Video : A Brief Primer on Hammock Suspension, Part I : webbing
    By GrizzlyAdams in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 12-05-2014, 08:31
  2. Video : A Brief Primer on Hammock Suspension, Part II : cord
    By GrizzlyAdams in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 05-02-2013, 20:52
  3. VIDEO: HAMMOCK GEAR DOT COM Part 4
    By Hawk-eye in forum Hammock Gear
    Replies: 46
    Last Post: 07-20-2011, 00:11
  4. VIDEO: HAMMOCK GEAR DOT COM Part 3
    By Hawk-eye in forum Hammock Gear
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 07-07-2011, 09:15
  5. Video: Primer on DIY Silnylon for Tarps
    By jspate61 in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-04-2011, 01:18

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •