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    Quote Originally Posted by Frawg View Post
    ...The unknown is the constant 'k', which I don't know and don't feel inclined to evaluate.
    saw your "edit comment". Now c'mon. A few experiments and you should be able to estimate k <grin>


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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    saw your "edit comment". Now c'mon. A few experiments and you should be able to estimate k <grin>
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    Heh heh... sounds too much like work; I'm just too lazy in my old age.

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    Frawg,
    I like the idea of an elastic hair tie loop. Since the whole UCR/whoopie thing was introduced, I opted for a 15" constrictor attached on the hammock end and haven't run into any problems. However, I've been pondering a shorter constrictor by use of some kind of tightener on the 'distant' end. I think the hair elastic may be just the ticket. Thanks for the idea.
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    I think the "frawglight" should be standard equipment. When we need to know the forces applied to our ucr's, we can can just flip on the frawglight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    I think the "frawglight" should be standard equipment. When we need to know the forces applied to our ucr's, we can can just flip on the frawglight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by amac View Post
    Frawg,
    I like the idea of an elastic hair tie loop. Since the whole UCR/whoopie thing was introduced, I opted for a 15" constrictor attached on the hammock end and haven't run into any problems. However, I've been pondering a shorter constrictor by use of some kind of tightener on the 'distant' end. I think the hair elastic may be just the ticket. Thanks for the idea.
    Glad to help, sir!

    This has been posted before, but here's a pic:



    edit: Also, if you want to shrink the constrictor you might consider using whipping, instead, like Hogn8r showed.

    Note his second last image:

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    Thanks for this thread and the frawgpix. My brief experiments with UCRs were slippery, but now I may revisit. I like the idea of hanging things to maintain tension - maybe water bottles. I'm not sure I'll always have room for a 14" bury at each end of the hammock, but when that's the case the main rope would be long enough to loop back to the hammock for a MSH.
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    FWIW, David, I figure I need at least a foot of tarp overhang on each end of my hammock anyway, so the impact of the bury length is less than one might otherwise think. For me, anyhoo...
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    Question instead of using a prusik...

    I wonder if anyone tried lightly whipping the end of the bury with some elastic cord (or even just a single constrictor knot); seems that would make for a lighter/simpler solution.

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