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    How much does your suspension weigh ??

    I am building a UL hammock and need a UL suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tammons View Post
    I am building a UL hammock and need a UL suspension.
    I was also kind of wondering the same thing, so thanks for posting this question!

    I was also wondering what the lightest tree huggers are.
    Some of my freight hopping adventures on film over at my YouTube Channel... Oh and there is other stuff there as well!

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    Mine right now is...

    2 12' long Harbor freight straps, 4 climbing rings, 2 12" long amsteel loop ends - 8.6 oz

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    2 x 6 ft 1" polyester camo tree straps 2.6 oz
    2 x 10 ft 7/64 Amsteel cord 1.0

    total 3.6 oz

    trail sticks for toggles on Marlin spikes on webbing, then a bowline loop in cord. For greater ease, put UCR on lines, that's about 2.5 ft each, adds 0.25 oz (7/64" Amsteel is 4.8 oz/100 ft).

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    Right now it seems the Dynaglide is about as light as youll get.

    13' of Dynaglide, which is how much line I use for a 6' whoopie sling, weighs 9 grams. Add in your webbing and toggles...
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    The weight is negligible when using Amsteel and Webbing. With no hardware (using sticks for toggles and loops to connect) to up the weight, it is one of the lightest and easiest setups there are. Until someone invents hover suspension, which will carry itself and then some, I don't see how anything could get appreciably lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kukri View Post
    The weight is negligible when using Amsteel and Webbing. With no hardware (using sticks for toggles and loops to connect) to up the weight, it is one of the lightest and easiest setups there are. Until someone invents hover suspension, which will carry itself and then some, I don't see how anything could get appreciably lighter.
    Depends on the limits of your gram weenieness and how much you like to push the envelope.

    13' of Dynaglide is 9 grams, 13' of 7/46 Amsteel is 20 grams.

    I agree with you though.. I think the weight is negligible
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    I am using 6' whoopie slings, and 8 foot tree huggers made of 3/4" tubular webbing... I have no clue how much my 3/4" tubular webbing weights since I don't have scale.
    Some of my freight hopping adventures on film over at my YouTube Channel... Oh and there is other stuff there as well!

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    2 x 5m of 18mm tubular webbing - 300g

    Not the lightest but it works for me

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    Depends on the limits of your gram weenieness
    Is there no limit to the gram weenieness?!?!?!?

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