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    I Feel Like an Idiot

    I have a new KAQ in my hands, and don't have a clue how to hang it, on either my Speer or Claytor.

    Someone help this dimmy, please.
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    Not that I've ever held a KAQ in my hand, but my quilts (for speer type hammocks at least) have little ribbon loops on all 4 corners.
    I have no idea what you were sent with your quilt.
    I use shock cord, cord locks, and mini carabiners for my quilt suspension.




    The green blob is the hammock (with cheery yellow whipping). The grey is my hammock suspension.
    The yellow blobs are the cord locks on the shock cord (I had to tie a knot in the middle of my shock cord to get it long enough - oops!).
    I feed shock cord through the suspension at each end of the hammock then clip the carabiners to the loops on the quilt.

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    Here are instructions for one of the first prototypes...I don't think much changed for the later models.

    http://www.tothewoods.net/GearTestKAQ.html
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    He has the New River model. Tie the shock cord loops to each end of the hammock right about where the hammock knot is. Use a simple prussic with just one loop through. Attach the carabiners to the grosgrain looops on each corner. If the quilt is not tight enough, you can shorten the shock cords until it is right. Once you have it right then you can close up each end with the cordlocks.

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    OH YEAH!! Forgot you had taken over KAQ and added some features. One of the drawbacks of my current job is less time to keep up with all the developments in the hammocking world!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eay View Post
    Not that I've ever held a KAQ in my hand, but my quilts (for speer type hammocks at least) have little ribbon loops on all 4 corners.
    I have no idea what you were sent with your quilt.
    I use shock cord, cord locks, and mini carabiners for my quilt suspension.




    The green blob is the hammock (with cheery yellow whipping). The grey is my hammock suspension.
    The yellow blobs are the cord locks on the shock cord (I had to tie a knot in the middle of my shock cord to get it long enough - oops!).
    I feed shock cord through the suspension at each end of the hammock then clip the carabiners to the loops on the quilt.
    Interesting idea. How well ldo the cordlocks hold the shockcord? What size are those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrprez View Post
    He has the New River model. Tie the shock cord loops to each end of the hammock right about where the hammock knot is. Use a simple prussic with just one loop through. Attach the carabiners to the grosgrain looops on each corner. If the quilt is not tight enough, you can shorten the shock cords until it is right. Once you have it right then you can close up each end with the cordlocks.

    John
    Sorry...I should have mentioned that. Details, details...

    What about those loops along each edge? Are they there just to add a bit of flexibility/utility?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrprez View Post
    Interesting idea. How well ldo the cordlocks hold the shockcord? What size are those?
    The shock cord is 1/8" (from quest) and the cord locks are #3082 also from quest outfitters

    The cordlocks hold just fine - never had a problem with slipping.
    I used 1/8" shockcord because that's what I had on hand. It may be sturdier than I need.

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