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    The only thing I see is the left tree has an animal living in it and the tree is hollowed out. That will seriously weaken the tree.

    It is kind of like the all in one tarp ridgelines. I made an ridge line out of a whoopie so it can be adusted but once i got it to where I liked it I didn't have to move it anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    The only thing I see is the left tree has an animal living in it and the tree is hollowed out. That will seriously weaken the tree.

    It is kind of like the all in one tarp ridgelines. I made an ridge line out of a whoopie so it can be adusted but once i got it to where I liked it I didn't have to move it anymore.
    Are you saying ou don't move your tarp ridgeline or are you saying you dont move your hammock ridgeline?
    Last edited by ikemouser; 09-01-2010 at 15:35.

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    The hammock ridgeline.
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    Okay - the picture is too small for me to see any detail and whenever I try to view it I get an error.

    If you are doing what I think you are doing, i..e., running a line tree to tree and then hanging the hammock off Prussics on the line, then yes it has been done.

    If I remember correctly only one person has been successful in doing so.

    TeeDee did this a few years back and he tried Prussics and a whole bunch of friction knots. Every one he could find in Ashley and on the internet. None would hold. The main problem is that Prussics don't really hold much weight/force unless the Prussic rope diameter is 1/2 diameter of the main rope. From his results, this probably holds for all friction knots. So, if you are going to use 1/8" (3 mm) diameter rope for the main rope, then the Prussics must use 1.5 mm diameter rope. The closest to that diameter is the smallest diameter Lash-It rope. We use that for the structural ridge line, but I sure wouldn't hang from it.

    The only person I can remember actually getting this to work was using something like 6 mm climbing rope and then 3 mm rope for the Prussics. Not exactly a backpacking setup. 6mm rope is heavy and way more strength than you will ever need for a hammock suspension.

    But if somebody can ever get this idea to work with some of the ropes used commonly for suspensions by members on the forums, then it will really be an easy way to adjust the hammock position on the suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    Thanks, this is one of my finer pieces. Its inspiration comes from the surrealists, notice the distortion in the right tree. Its for sale to the highest bidder.
    Do I need to pay for the digital copy I downloaded?

    Anyway, more info for me soak in for possible future use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_k View Post
    Do I need to pay for the digital copy I downloaded?

    Anyway, more info for me soak in for possible future use.
    Yes, that is copyrighted. My high paid security team is en route to your residence, we will be confiscating your electronic devices and suing your family for unjust amounts of money to make an example out of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiredFeet View Post
    Okay - the picture is too small for me to see any detail and whenever I try to view it I get an error.

    If you are doing what I think you are doing, i..e., running a line tree to tree and then hanging the hammock off Prussics on the line, then yes it has been done.

    If I remember correctly only one person has been successful in doing so.

    TeeDee did this a few years back and he tried Prussics and a whole bunch of friction knots. Every one he could find in Ashley and on the internet. None would hold. The main problem is that Prussics don't really hold much weight/force unless the Prussic rope diameter is 1/2 diameter of the main rope. From his results, this probably holds for all friction knots. So, if you are going to use 1/8" (3 mm) diameter rope for the main rope, then the Prussics must use 1.5 mm diameter rope. The closest to that diameter is the smallest diameter Lash-It rope. We use that for the structural ridge line, but I sure wouldn't hang from it.

    The only person I can remember actually getting this to work was using something like 6 mm climbing rope and then 3 mm rope for the Prussics. Not exactly a backpacking setup. 6mm rope is heavy and way more strength than you will ever need for a hammock suspension.

    But if somebody can ever get this idea to work with some of the ropes used commonly for suspensions by members on the forums, then it will really be an easy way to adjust the hammock position on the suspension.
    Strange Teedee, i don't have any trouble with the pic at multiple locations. The problem must be on your end. I can send it to you later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    Strange Teedee, i don't have any trouble with the pic at multiple locations. The problem must be on your end. I can send it to you later.
    TeeDee's still not back, probably another 2 -3 months. Exact date unknown.

    Was my word description accurate?

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