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    Strap Damage

    I am curious if anyone else has experienced excessive wear on the straps from the WBB tri-ring/webbing setup?

    I was looking at my straps last night and saw that there were multiple places on my straps where it appears to be damaged from the tri-rings. It looks like it was compressed too hard and is now permanently creased. In one spot it looks like the friction wore a strip smooth.

    I always make sure the straps are flat against the tri-rings and that I have a tight half-hitch behind the rings to keep it from slipping. I weigh about 205# and don't do much moving once inside the hammock. So I am a little surprised that I may need to replace my straps after using this setup less than 20 times.

    On my other hammock setups I use the Stapworks Seatbelt webbing and the SMC descending rings and have never had an issue with damage to the strap.

    I thought I remember seeing a thread about a related issue, but I don't seem to be able to find it with the search function.

    I have thought about moving to a whoopie, but I am still not entirely sold on them.

    Thanks,

    DG

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    can you take some pics DG?
    I have used my tri-rings/webbing for over a year (60x+) and show no real wear and tear...
    I'm curious to see yours
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    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    can you take some pics DG?
    I have used my tri-rings/webbing for over a year (60x+) and show no real wear and tear...
    I'm curious to see yours

    Yes I will try to tonight.

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    Here are some pictures, my camera really doesn't do them justice as it has a hard time getting those small of details.















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    Looks like the straps are sliding a bit after you get in the hammock. Tieing the half hitch as close and tight as possible to the buckles as you can should help.

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    yeah, it looks like they are slipping just a little under weight. maybe you already are, but try pulling the half hitch downward into the rings when you tighten the backup knot.

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    Or get some new cinch buckles...


    You'll be selling those soon, right Brandon? RIGHT???

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    man i hope so, still working on getting the 1".

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    Wondering to what degree the integrity of the webbing is compromised with this sort of damage, which seems pretty common, or at least, not unusual.
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