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    Suspension Q

    When I got my Claytor, I immediately changed out the suspension to ring buckles, effectively making a gathered end hammock out of ...I don't know what to call it...certainly not gathered, hung on two lines v. one, and free to sort of adjust to the load.

    Anyway, the question: has anyone played with this, and compared the hang of a stock Claytor and a modded one? I've had way too much time to think on this trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    When I got my Claytor, I immediately changed out the suspension to ring buckles, effectively making a gathered end hammock out of ...I don't know what to call it...certainly not gathered, hung on two lines v. one, and free to sort of adjust to the load.
    I hope to see a picture of this, if you've got one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWild View Post
    I hope to see a picture of this, if you've got one?

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    Look about halfway down this page...it will show you the chan link/cinch buckle on a channel end hammock.

    http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/tutorials.htm

    Edit: Here's the stock Claytor suspension. See how open it is? And if you don't half-hitch both lines together, it really opens up.

    http://www.mosquitohammock.com/hammockknots.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Look about halfway down this page...it will show you the chan link/cinch buckle on a channel end hammock.

    http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/tutorials.htm
    Cool! You actually just answered a question I had in another thread.
    I just added my all-in-one suspension to my Claytor an hour ago and was questioning how to attach the chain link - from the AHE link, I see that I actually did attach it correctly

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Edit: Here's the stock Claytor suspension. See how open it is? And if you don't half-hitch both lines together, it really opens up.

    http://www.mosquitohammock.com/hammockknots.html
    Just saw your edit.

    Yes with the stock suspension it certainly opens up - I saw it on my own JH too. After adding the All-In-One it's closed up nice and tight.

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    I would suggest not cinching the channel up like pictured. The channel needs to have room to self adjust. Cinching it up tight also affects how the sides of the hammock lay. When the ends have room to slide up the ropes it helps shape the hammock and the sides will not be as floppy. I have modded a couple Claytors and a Clark after experimenting I came to the conclusion that not cinching the ends worked better for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hangnout View Post
    I would suggest not cinching the channel up like pictured. The channel needs to have room to self adjust. Cinching it up tight also affects how the sides of the hammock lay. When the ends have room to slide up the ropes it helps shape the hammock and the sides will not be as floppy. I have modded a couple Claytors and a Clark after experimenting I came to the conclusion that not cinching the ends worked better for me.
    Interesting... how did you attach the suspension then?

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    Use something like the chain link pictured on the AHE site. Just run through channel and attach both ends to your rings.

    On my Clark I made a whoopie sling with a large fixed eye on the channel end of hammock. Run the rope through the channel then bury it leaving plenty of room for channel to move in. The other end is the adjustable end.

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    The chain link needs to be a long one...say, 24" stretched length, or so.

    From there, you could larkshead on a single ring, and attach a whoopie to that, or go with 2 rings, and form a ring buckle. Last option would be the cinch buckle from onrope.

    I'm going to play with this when I get home, on the Claytor, as well as several other channel end hammocks.
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    I recently picked up a Claytor and have been looking at my suspension options. I've watched Neo's video with the rings. Found reference to the use of a short 18 inch strap with two end loops run through the channel, then hooked to a carabiner and someone also posted a recommendation for the JRB tri-glides with dutch clips.

    I'm looking forward to seeing where this thread goes. I did just order the tri-glides and should have them in a week or so. I'm hoping to leave the end open and adjustable like the stock suspension when I try them.

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