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    Found 1.25" Lightweight Polypro on www.strapworks.com for 0.15/ft. 600 lb breaking strength. Very cheap!
    Is this enough for hammock applications?
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    Quote Originally Posted by soundmanob View Post
    I have had this "Alignment" problem too but w/o any damage. Does anyone know where we can get 1.25" webbing?
    The gram wienie in me says don't go with wider heavier webbing, change out the buckle instead.
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    Im going again deep into the Canadian wilderness this weekends for my second 2010 trip (2 nights) inside a Blackbird.. I'll definitly pay more attention to the buckle. (dont plan on switching webbing or whoopie sling for now.. i'll see if i do more damage on the second night)

    1. Tinker: I'll call Monk so he can investigate for little pieces of metal that didn't get removed during manufacturing. [in case, never know]. And like your FREE idea of burning a little the fuss with a lighter.

    2. JayS: The webbing was perfect probably until I tied a "loop knot" not sure the name.. to fix the webbing in place and block the moving of the buckle. Maybe I wasnt paying attention when i pulled to tighten the knot, and didnt re-flatten the webbing as much as it should be..

    3. gargoyle: Do you know any good dealer that sell chimpmunks poison? and definitly yes.. those pics are around 150kb maybe.. i still got the 10mpx 5mo pictures at home if you need to see the damage closer.. no problem.. i actually tried to get as much detail as i can since pretty much everybody here is more experienced at hammocking than me.. trying to find help and advice == big pictures!

    4. warbonnetguy: I can safely say that the quality of the product is not the problem.. and you put/printed a little notice about the buckle inside the box with the blackbird.. i really think i screwed myself when i put a "dont-get-loose-while-im-sleeping" knot on the webbing to lock the buckle in place.. kinda hard to get it tight and stay flat on the buckle at the same time

    5. bdpalace: I will probably try just to see the difference someday.. I sure can't order a whoopie and receive it before my next trip (in 3 days) but i'll try for sure someday. maybe save a few gram but hell, on my last trip.. my backpack felt like 50pounds.. i aint going to see the difference yet.

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    Extra problem is

    Webbings must be checked every time one leaves and goes back to the hammock. I noticed this when there was windy evening and I was forced to wake up. When I came back after ten minutes to get sleep again it happened. Webbing slipped and I went to the ground. Fortunately webbing was so loose it did not damage very badly. But I did learn my lesson, I check every time before going in.

    If there are narrower buckles I would be happy to change mine to those and stop checking. (Hope they will be available when I will be ordering my summer setup).

    Warbonnetguy: "i've recently had some custom one inch buckles made so that can't happen (no room for the webbing to move side to side) they are lighter too. "
    Last edited by voivalin; 03-31-2010 at 22:59.

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    These may be what is needed to keep the straps stacked: http://www.strapworks.com/Plastic_Keepers_p/pk.htm
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    i just tie my safety knot a little further up the strap, away from the buckle a bit. this allows me to keep everything aligned, but still have that knot

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    Quote Originally Posted by swoosh View Post
    i just tie my safety knot a little further up the strap, away from the buckle a bit. this allows me to keep everything aligned, but still have that knot
    will try that.. since i dont have enough time left to order/add some safety gizmo.. i thought the knot had to be right next to the buckle to prevent it from moving.. but your point is .. let the buckle do is job, and tie the knot a little further in case the buckle move.. to help stay aligned.

    btw.. thank you for all your input guys

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    Rings don't damage webbing, therefore...Rings Rule!
    Just sayin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Rings don't damage webbing, therefore...Rings Rule!
    Just sayin.
    i thought that whoopies was the way to go.. small and lightweight..
    being over 6foot and 250.. i dont trust whoopies yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocBurN View Post
    i thought that whoopies was the way to go.. small and lightweight..
    being over 6foot and 250.. i dont trust whoopies yet
    Actually, the whoopies are fantastic. I just have a whole bunch of rings laying around and on my hammocks because they were the greatest thing ever at one point in time and I am easily excited.

    I'm slowly developing my collection of whoopies, slowly. I do really like them, just difficult to change habits, especially when you really like the habit you're trying to leave. I doubt the whoopies would even know you were there at 250lbs. You don't have much to worry about if that's your only excuse.
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