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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorethian View Post
    Thanks for the great photos, but let me ask a couple of questions.

    1: As I look at this it seems the line on the tree side is what you cinch with. Does this cause any stress on the bark?

    2: Do you find any slipping in rain with this setup?

    3: I am a bigger guy (250), think I will have any problems?

    4: Could I get some links from you on where you got all of that setup? I need the materials to make it happen.



    Thanks again for all the help guys.
    1)The webbing goes around the tree. Not the rope.

    2)I have not heard of rain causing any problems.

    3)Your weight should be no problem.

    4)http://www.onrope1.com/store/index.p...d=118&parent=4
    www.speerhammocks.com/Products/PRODUCTLINK2.htm
    The 1" webbing. Ask them to sew the loops on for you at a small charge.
    I used to use Speer webbing but have recently switched to polyester webbing.
    2000lb. strength and less stretch than the Speer webbing. You would have to sew your own loops or get someone to sew them for you. www.owfinc.com/Hardware/Shardware/webbing.asp
    It is the woodland green polyester webbing.
    These are the lightest full strength carabiners on the market. 1 oz. each.
    There appears to be a few others new to the game that are similar in weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorethian View Post
    1: As I look at this it seems the line on the tree side is what you cinch with. Does this cause any stress on the bark?
    The tree side is wrapped with 1" polyester webbing. I have used it extensively, along with many many of the members of this forum, without incident or apparent damage to the trees.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lorethian View Post
    2: Do you find any slipping in rain with this setup?
    None at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lorethian View Post
    3: I am a bigger guy (250), think I will have any problems?
    Not at all. The Spyderline is rated to 1900lbs, the Webbing is rated to 3500lbs, and while the buckle doesn't have a stated rating it is made from cast aluminum and is almost certainly stronger than either of the above components.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lorethian View Post
    4: Could I get some links from you on where you got all of that setup? I need the materials to make it happen.
    This has been discussed several times on the forum, but I'll link them again here for your convenience.

    Cinch Buckles / Spyderline / Webbing

    There are a multitude of sources for the webbing, and some are lighter than the linked source. If you do order from them, though, be aware that they will do any custom sewing (loops) for a very small fee.
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    One last question, what lenth do you have in the webbing?

    And thanks to everyone for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorethian View Post
    One last question, what lenth do you have in the webbing?

    And thanks to everyone for the help.
    I use 12' per side.
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    12 feet per side? What do you do with the extra?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorethian View Post
    12 feet per side? What do you do with the extra?
    The extra just dangles in the air and lays on the ground. You could get by with much less than this but I like having the option of hanging between trees very wide apart and super wide trees. 12' is a fairly popular length around here.
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    One thick tree can eat-up a lot of webbing quick. I also keep 12' (minus sewn loops) on each end.

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    Ditto, I use 12' of 1" heavyweight polyester strapping from Strapworks. Works like a charm.
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    I am ordering the webbing today. What size loop did you all ask to have put on one end? Also how do you all attach the under shield in this setup? I use the Hennesy underpad system and it attaches to the current rope.
    Last edited by Lorethian; 10-01-2007 at 07:34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorethian View Post
    I am ordering the webbing today. What size loop did you all ask to have put on one end? Also how do you all attach the under shield in this setup? I use the Hennesy underpad system and it attaches to the current rope.
    Just tell them your using it to hang your hammock. The loop does'nt need to be very big. I'd have them sew 3 box stitches per webbing if it were me.
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