View Poll Results: What kind of suspension do you hang your hammock with?

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    9 5.96%
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    13 8.61%
  • HH Tree Huggers

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    51 33.77%
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    10 6.62%
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    15 9.93%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    If it were me, I'd use 3.8mm Spyderline from Annapolis Performance Sailing. It's light, strong and fairly inexpensive. Besides, APS' customer service rocks, they're great!
    That would work. I used my hennessy spectra rope. What kind of knot did you use at the rings hooch? I used a bowline but have heard others use a few other knots.
    A larkshead would seem to be easiest.
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    Peanuts, I've got about 78" of extra spectra rope that I cut off of my hyperlight that I'm not using. I plan on making a homemade speer type hammock soon and will use this rope but I will have plenty left over. You can use it free of charge if you'd like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    That would work. I used my hennessy spectra rope. What kind of knot did you use at the rings hooch? I used a bowline but have heard others use a few other knots.
    A larkshead would seem to be easiest.
    I used the same knot that was already tied in the ENO when it came to me. All I did was untie the original knot, add the rings and retie the knot in the same fashion as the original. It seemed to work well for me. Like I said in another poll, I've slept 3 nights in it with zero slippage. Here are a couple more pictures of the final result. For webbing, I used 1" polyester from Strapworks with loops sewn in courtesy of HC. I picked up the BD biners @ my local outfitters. I really like the setup, it's quick, easy and makes setup a breeze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    Peanuts, I've got about 78" of extra spectra rope that I cut off of my hyperlight that I'm not using. I plan on making a homemade speer type hammock soon and will use this rope but I will have plenty left over. You can use it free of charge if you'd like.
    I'm positive that the spectra would work just fine. Go for it and we'll expect pics of the final product.
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    hooch mentioned that he did the same knot that the eno hammock came with.he undid the cord and re-tied it the same it came with. but since my eno is almost 5yrs i want to replace the cord and attch the rings like hooch did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    I'm positive that the spectra would work just fine. Go for it and we'll expect pics of the final product.
    I have 3 hammocks, all with the hennessy 1450lb. test spectra and ring/buckles.
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    well, ff its a deal..... so when can we do that! and many many thanks!!!
    oh, did i mention that i am well, on the hefty side! will that cord from the hennessy hold me!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    I have 3 hammocks, all with the hennessy 1450lb. test spectra and ring/buckles.
    Sweet, where is a good source for this Spectra? I wouldn't mind giving it a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Sweet, where is a good source for this Spectra? I wouldn't mind giving it a try.
    This is the stuff Jeff recommends on the first page:http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-...ctra_cord.html
    Kinda pricey though.
    Dont know where you can get spectra like Hennessy uses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    This is the stuff Jeff recommends on the first page:http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-...ctra_cord.html
    Kinda pricey though.
    Dont know where you can get spectra like Hennessy uses.
    Cool, thanks for the link, I appreciate it. I'm not a BPL member, but if anyone here makes an order, I may see if I can get in on it with them. I'm thinking about changing out the stock ENO line again and replacing it with Spyderline or even possibly the AirCore Spectra. I'll just have to wait and see what strikes my fancy. To be honest, I like the idea of the 3.8mm Spyderline, particularly with it's high strength rating.
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