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    Quote Originally Posted by acercanto View Post
    I've had excellent success with a double sheet bend (no channel/knot/hem) in Amsteel with a stopper knot for security on my double
    So, do you fold the end of the hammock back to make its bend? And use the AmSteel to make the "double bend"?
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    another vote for the sheet bend.

    I use the double sheet bend myself. here's a link
    http://www.animatedknots.com/sheetbe...matedknots.com

    This site greatly favors the whip it method. I have had the same pull out problem with whipping. the hem stops that.

    But, I have found the sheet bend much easier and just as effective. Try it, you may like it.

    Then, Hike your own hike and tie you own hammock ends.

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    ++ on the doubled sheet bend, though I prefer a channel end.
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    frawg,
    A quick search of "channel end" doesn't come up with anything. Got a link to a description??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grinder View Post
    A quick search of "channel end" doesn't come up with anything. Got a link to a description??
    It isn't a knot, but another means to connect a cord to a hammock. The end of the hammock has a channel sewn into it by which a cord is passed. It would be easy enough to sew one if you are making a DIY hammock. I'd probably double if not quadruple layer the hem and double stitch it.
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    OH!! Thanks. I was fixated on knots, I guess.

    I made the 48" wide hammock mentioned earlier with channel ends. just didn't know it had a name. It hung "alright" I guess. I did it that way because the test hammocks some of us got last year was made that way and lay pretty good.

    It was quite a lot more work to fabricate that way, because of the reinforcement at the ends of the channel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grinder View Post
    frawg,
    A quick search of "channel end" doesn't come up with anything. Got a link to a description??
    Sorry for the late reply; been doing family stuff.

    I see you got an answer, but here's a pic anyway; the bottom one has a channel:


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    Another vote for the double sheet bend. The link below is to another thread that covers the double sheet bend for hammock attachment


    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=3311

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    Hey acer, hows 'bout some pics, eh?
    Guess I'm a little late to the party, but here's a (crappy dark cellphone) picture anyway.

    123109_0211[00].jpg

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    I've never had a problem with a normal larkshead slipping on my hammocks...weight between 185-190 lbs. I've used 550 cord (for a short time...until it broke), spectra from a kite-surfing store, Spyderline, and Ed's polypro webbing. The hammocks were 1.9 oz ripstop nylon. I've even moved the larkshead well away from the knot to shorten the hammock for Joker...but he doesn't weigh much.

    Here are some pics of the double-sheetbend on a hammock, one with cord and one with webbing. I like how it looks...just not as simple as a larkshead IMO. But less risk of slipping than with a larkshead.
    http://www.tothewoods.net/HammockCampingSuspension.html
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