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    hennessey hammock spectra cord

    i have an older 1.6 non asym ultra light bacpacker it had the earlier white spectra cord,being that i have used this hammock for over 4 years now
    i sent it back to have the new spectra cord put on it,i am afraid to use it now.the new spectra cord is black and very skinny and it looks like it has plastic core,i wish i had the older white cord on it,it never failed me
    but i figured i would have it replaced any way neo

    http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/...imageuser=3462
    here is a pic of my hammock
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    Your new one is most likely spectra core with a poly sheath, should be fine. Sounds like the one on my BPULA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkwater View Post
    Your new one is most likely spectra core with a poly sheath, should be fine. Sounds like the one on my BPULA.
    its scary looking so skinny,my wifes hammock broke on me 2 times 2 months ago hers is a scout version and i dont wiegh over 200 lbs,after having henn hammock break it scares me,tom hennessey says t never has happened before neo

    how can something this skinny be this strong neo


    Suspension System: 1450 lb. test Spectra reinforced ropes with tightly braided polyester covering


    i dont trust it neo
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    my wifes hammock broke on me 2 times 2 months ago hers is a scout version and i dont wiegh over 200 lbs,after having henn hammock break it scares me,tom hennessey says t never has happened before neo
    If that happened to me just once I would be calling Hennessey and giving them hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by attroll View Post
    If that happened to me just once I would be calling Hennessey and giving them hell.
    i did,i am phobic of ever getting in another hennessey hammock neo

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    Suspension system: 10' long 1400 lb. test polyester ropes with

    was what broke on me i copied the info above off his website neo

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    Both my Hyperlight and UL Backpacker have 1450lb test ultra light spectra support ropes that I'd trust hanging over Niagara Falls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo
    how can something this skinny be this strong
    Science, neo. Those dern newfangled materials, like waterproof fabric that only weighs 1.3oz per square yard, climbing rope that can stop a person's fall w/o breaking, and cheeze whiz.

    I have some pretty small Spectra that has a breaking strength of like 3000 lbs. B/c of liability concerns (i.e. getting sued for willful negligence), I'm sure Tom H is using cord rated for the application. But if you're still not sure, send it back and have him put thicker stuff on there.

    How old is your wife's hammock? Did it break at the cord? Was the cord frayed or anything? Did you tie knots in the cord? Why do you think it broke?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    I have some pretty small Spectra that has a breaking strength of like 3000 lbs. B/c of liability concerns (i.e. getting sued for willful negligence), I'm sure Tom H is using cord rated for the application. But if you're still not sure, send it back and have him put thicker stuff on there.

    How old is your wife's hammock? Did it break at the cord? Was the cord frayed or anything? Did you tie knots in the cord? Why do you think it broke?
    hers is only a year and a half old only used maybe a little over a dozen times
    we upgraded it to an asym safari deluxe neo

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    I just got a spool of samson 7/64 spectra last week. The stuff is about the diameter of a boot lace. put it on one of my speer hammocks, sat in it, and bounced for all I was worth. It never showed any signs of giving! Its rated at 1300 or 1400 lbs. Like Jeff said, I'm sure the stuff tom sent you is overrated. Put the hammock close to the ground and spend the night in it. I'm sure you'll be fine

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