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    Tri-Glide suspension mod - is it safe?

    I just got my JRB order, part of which was a set of tri-glide buckles. I was planning to DIY a suspension similar to Just Jeff's. But the buckles seem so light that I'm now doubting that they're sturdy enough for the job. After all, JRB intended them to be used quite differently.

    Can anybody tell me if the tri-glides are cut out to carry the weight of a loaded hammock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutzelbein View Post
    I just got my JRB order, part of which was a set of tri-glide buckles. I was planning to DIY a suspension similar to Just Jeff's. But the buckles seem so light that I'm now doubting that they're sturdy enough for the job. After all, JRB intended them to be used quite differently.

    Can anybody tell me if the tri-glides are cut out to carry the weight of a loaded hammock?
    The intended use is entirely in line with JJ's picture.....a buckle on the suspension between hammock and tree that keeps the webbing from slipping.

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    JRB Triglides have been in wide use for well over two years with never a failure....although unrated they are quite capable for hammock suspension use.

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    Hut:
    I have used the JRB tri-glides in the past and can tell you they are going to hold you. I am right at the 300 lb mark and they worked well. I never had them slip on me, once. Her is a pic taken last Feb. of them in action:
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    I have had no complaints with the tri-glides, I am at the 350+ range, you will be fine.
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    Great, thanks for the heads up. I thought that the way Just Jeff uses the buckles puts more stress on them than the way it's suggested on the JRB website. I'm going ahead with my DIY project then.

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    I use mine the reverse of the suggested way on the JRB website, i.e. the "tree" end has a dutch clip, and the hammock end is the one that has the strap threaded through the Tri-Glide and is used for adjusting the suspension length. I actually got the idea from a previous HF thread back when the Tri-Glides were first announced.

    I didn't like the idea of having to thread the strap through the buckle each time I hooked up to a tree. This way has the same adjustability with quicker setup, and it's probably about as simple as you can get for a hammock suspension. Just one strap, a dutch clip, and a Tri-Glide. No knots and relatively idiot-proof for a noob like myself to figure out

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    Last edited by jloden; 09-19-2010 at 17:16. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloden View Post
    I use mine the reverse of the suggested way on the JRB website, i.e. the "tree" end has a dutch clip, and the hammock end is the one that has the strap threaded through the Tri-Glide and is used for adjusting the suspension length. I actually got the idea from a previous HF thread back when the Tri-Glides were first announced.

    I didn't like the idea of having to thread the strap through the buckle each time I hooked up to a tree. This way has the same adjustability with quicker setup, and it's probably about as simple as you can get for a hammock suspension. Just one strap, a dutch clip, and a Tri-Glide. No knots and relatively idiot-proof for a noob like myself to figure out
    Do you have pictures of this set-up?

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    Don't have the hammock set up and it's getting dark out but I laid it out and took a quick snapshot, should give you the idea. The hammock (Nano 7) has sewn channels in it, so I took the non-looped end of the strap, fed it through the channel, and ran it through the tri-glide buckle.

    The end of the strap with the sewn loop has the dutch clip in it, and just gets wrapped around the tree as you normally would use a dutch clip. What you see going out of the frame on the right hand side is the loose end of the strap after it exits the buckle, where you'd pull or loosen to adjust the suspension length.

    Note: you may notice this is a *very* short "tree" end of the strap - this is set up for my hammock stand right now so it's choked up a lot shorter than normal.
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    Jay, thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by jloden View Post
    I use mine the reverse of the suggested way on the JRB website, i.e. the "tree" end has a dutch clip, and the hammock end is the one that has the strap threaded through the Tri-Glide and is used for adjusting the suspension length. I actually got the idea from a previous HF thread back when the Tri-Glides were first announced.

    I didn't like the idea of having to thread the strap through the buckle each time I hooked up to a tree. This way has the same adjustability with quicker setup, and it's probably about as simple as you can get for a hammock suspension. Just one strap, a dutch clip, and a Tri-Glide. No knots and relatively idiot-proof for a noob like myself to figure out

    -Jay
    That's a superb idea, and I have the Tri_glides and the Dutch clips, so I'm gonna give it a whirl. Thanks, man.

    P.S. My brother and sister-in-law work at Merck; I think that's in Whitehouse Station, Nj. Good deal. I sent him an ENO, we'll see if he gets the bug.

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