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

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  • CC Buckles/Hammock Bliss

    9 5.96%
  • Speer 4 Wrap Knot

    13 8.61%
  • HH Tree Huggers

    50 33.11%
  • Ring Buckle Supports

    51 33.77%
  • ENO Slap Strap or Slap Strap Pro

    10 6.62%
  • Other (Please Specify in Thread Message)

    15 9.93%
  • I still sprinkle fairy dust on mine.

    3 1.99%
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  1. #81
    Senior Member T-BACK's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel View Post
    I'm changing my vote from rings to CC Buckles. I don't have a ridge line so loosening them is not an issue. They are way more secure than the rings. You can shake it, pull on it, step on it etc and it's not slipping. You also don't have to tie an additional security knot after it......I mean doesn't that defeat the entire purpose of not using knots. I'm also using biners on the strap that goes around the tree so the entire system stays in tact. It's a really fast set up.

    Miguel
    I'm with you on this one. After much use I've decided to use the CC buckles pretty much for the reasons you have listed. Mine connect to the hammock with a piece of the same webbing from CC. The only modification I've made to my straps was to use a biner on the tree end and to sew on a water diverter on the hammock side of the buckle. Short of water blowing up under the tarp (which is no longer an issue with the end walls) I've never had any water make it to the hammock body with this system.
    Brian
    ...and there came to be a day, all too soon, that I became aware that I could travel no more on my long journey. Though I did not arrive where I had planned, I believe that here is exactly where I am supposed to be...

  2. #82
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    poll differences

    Does this poll not allow you to select more than one option? The other poll did (or does if it's still open).

  3. #83
    Senior Member stoikurt's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-BACK View Post
    The only modification I've made to my straps was to use a biner on the tree end and to sew on a water diverter on the hammock side of the buckle. Short of water blowing up under the tarp (which is no longer an issue with the end walls) I've never had any water make it to the hammock body with this system.
    How about a picture or description of your water diverter?
    Stoikurt
    "Work to Live...Don't Live to Work!"

  4. #84
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    I wish that we could change answers.

    Mine has went from "other" to HH Tree Huggers to ring-buckle supports in the last month. I use carabiners at the ends like, I'm guessing, most folks with that method of hanging a hammock.

  5. #85
    Senior Member NCPatrick's Avatar
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    And I would have to change my answer to say that I'm converting from the Rings to the cinch buckles, just for simplicity's sake.


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  6. #86
    Senior Member FanaticFringer's Avatar
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    I believe Nightwalker meant to say cinch buckles. I just sent him a pair.
    It can get confusing...ring buckles,cinch buckles, CC buckles, belt buckles...........
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

  7. #87
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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    I believe Nightwalker meant to say cinch buckles. I just sent him a pair.
    It can get confusing...ring buckles,cinch buckles, CC buckles, belt buckles...........
    I haven't gotten those installed yet. I'm still attached with the 2 SMC rings at each end, but tonight or tomorrow night I should be able to give the buckles a try.

    Thanks again!

  8. #88
    Senior Member FanaticFringer's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightwalker View Post
    I haven't gotten those installed yet. I'm still attached with the 2 SMC rings at each end, but tonight or tomorrow night I should be able to give the buckles a try.

    Thanks again!
    I'm sure you'll love them. I had a slippage issue with my cinch buckles yesterday. User error. I've been playing around with the best way to attach my buckles to my new Treklight hammock. I somehow put the buckles on backwards. As I laid in my hammock, I "slowly" started to fall. Like being lowered in a casket I guess.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

  9. #89
    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    I "slowly" started to fall. Like being lowered in a casket I guess.
    Well now, there's a happy thought!

  10. #90
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    The system that works the best for my HHEA is:
    SMC descending ring attached to the suspension rope with a clove hitch. This allows adjustibility and yet holds tightly. Thread tag thru a Nano carabiner that's gathered the ends of the tree hugger. Bring rope back thru the ring, make one wrap around line leading back to the "biner, pull tight, pinch wrap and drop bight loop between pinch and tree. Snug loop towards pinch and run tag end thru bight loop and tighten. This is all that I need to prevent any slippage with the thick HH suspension line. YMMV with thinner line. Take remaining tag towards the hammock and tie a half hitch for a drip string. After adjusting the ring to the necessary location, I can complete the process in fifteen seconds or so. What I've done is duplicated the principle of a trucker's hitch that is just as strong, easily adjustable, and yet is quick to untie.

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