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    Help me out here guys, I am so new at this I am having problems figuring all this loop stuff out. I use the stock tree huggers now but frankly I am running into the same issues with finding the right size trees. Do you all have any pics on your setups I could figure out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorethian View Post
    Help me out here guys, I am so new at this I am having problems figuring all this loop stuff out. I use the stock tree huggers now but frankly I am running into the same issues with finding the right size trees. Do you all have any pics on your setups I could figure out?
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...r&imageuser=45
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    Thanks Fanatic but here is my problem. I am using the HH Explorer Deluxe. So the rope is quite thick comming off the hammock. How would I do it with that? Or, does anyone have an example?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorethian View Post
    Thanks Fanatic but here is my problem. I am using the HH Explorer Deluxe. So the rope is quite thick comming off the hammock. How would I do it with that? Or, does anyone have an example?
    I've heard of it being done with the thicker Hennessy rope. I believe it would go around the buckle 2 or three times. Others have switched out the larger stock rope to smaller rope. There are directions on doing that somewhere on the forum.
    Here's some pics at the bottom from Grizzly Adams using rings after removing his stock rope..http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...er=423&page=12
    Last edited by FanaticFringer; 09-30-2007 at 16:40.
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    If Lorethian's stock rope is as big as the stock rope that came on mine there is no way it could be used with the Cinch Buckles. I recommend doing a complete changes and eliminating the stock rope altogether.
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    Guys I am scared to death of this. Tell me what type of rope are you thinking I should repleace this with? Do I just cut open the connection at the hammock or do I need to make a splice on the rope?

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    You can use your stock rope if you use the gardhitch described in the thread linked above. I have been using it and it works fine with a half hitch as a stopper knot. No cutting of stock rope required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorethian View Post
    Guys I am scared to death of this. Tell me what type of rope are you thinking I should repleace this with? Do I just cut open the connection at the hammock or do I need to make a splice on the rope?
    Either of these ropes would work well.
    www.apsltd.com/Tree/d282000/e279928.asp
    rated to 1200lbs.

    www.apsltd.com/Tree/d279000/e276769.asp

    I use the Spyderline 5/32 on mine.

    Cant help you with the details. Grizzly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorethian View Post
    Guys I am scared to death of this. Tell me what type of rope are you thinking I should repleace this with? Do I just cut open the connection at the hammock or do I need to make a splice on the rope?
    No need to be scared, it's just some knotted rope.

    The easiest/best way to do the mod on your hammock is to simply replace the stock rope with something like the 5/32" Spyderline linked above. Here are some pics of how I modded my HHEULA in exactly the manner you're asking about:

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

    Pay particular attention to photo #7. It is tied in exactly the same way as the original HH knot, but using a doubled up line instead of a single strand. Don't hesitate to open up the knot covers on your hammock, because you'll see that it's quite simple when you take a close look.

    Good luck!
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    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.

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