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    Blackbird suspension

    First of all YAY I GOT MAH BIRD.....in the words of shug CAWWWW! Second off though I ordered the webbing suspension and iirc it was supposed to come with two tri rings on each tree strap but mine only has one per strap
    Did I just remember wrong or what?

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    WBBB Tri-rings

    Hi,
    Got my WBBB this spring. Two Tri-rings per webbing strap. Contact Ken . Brandon. Seems like a simple fix, though a frustration. Love my WBBB, Yeti UQ & just ordered BM TQfrom him today. Can't wait.
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    Mine has 2 per strap. I had the old style tri-rings and a weld broke But, Brandon sent me a pair of the new machined ones right away He is closing his shop for a short time so if I were you I'd contact him in a hurry!
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    Did the webbing suspension change again? My first BB had the 1 1/2" cinch buckles. Are the new ones shipping with a double ring setup now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncharted View Post
    Did the webbing suspension change again? My first BB had the 1 1/2" cinch buckles. Are the new ones shipping with a double ring setup now?
    It has changed. Brandon is now getting custom made buckles which are now only 1 inch, so they fit the 1 inch webbing much better than the old 1.5 inch buckles did. They also seem to work much better than the old ones, as in that they don't really need a backup knot as much, since they don't slip as often as the older style did. I only have the newer style but this is what I have heard from other people on the forum.

    The last photo in this thread shows a photo of the new buckles.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=19204

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    I think you have to specify what suspension you want when you order. Mine only has one tri-ring but that's because I knew I was going to use whoopies and a marlin spike hitch on the straps. I don't use the tri-ring at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niloc View Post
    It has changed. Brandon is now getting custom made buckles which are now only 1 inch, so they fit the 1 inch webbing much better than the old 1.5 inch buckles did. ....
    You can get those buckles from Paul at Arrowhead Equipment too ... I've got a couple sets ... the really do lock down well. Weigh nearly nothing! Paul sells them as plates only or with the sling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncharted View Post
    Did the webbing suspension change again? My first BB had the 1 1/2" cinch buckles. Are the new ones shipping with a double ring setup now?
    They were actually for 1.25" webbing, which is very hard to find. I ended up buying ratchet straps with the correct webbing...the buckles are a very different beast when used with the webbing they were designed for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    They were actually for 1.25" webbing, which is very hard to find. I ended up buying ratchet straps with the correct webbing...the buckles are a very different beast when used with the webbing they were designed for.
    OG: Where did you find 1.25" ratchet straps? I spent some time looking for them but was unable to find anything but 1" and 2" straps.

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    He must have changed his buckles again. I got my Blackbird right after Christmas and here is what my buckles look like:




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