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    Jsaults's Avatar
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    AHE cinch buckles vs JRB Tri Glides

    Being an unrepentant experimenter, I have tried both these systems. At the moment, I have the AHE buckles on both my HH and CJH. Both hammocks have AHE polyester webbing straps.

    Initially I liked the idea of the Tri Glides on the Clark because the setup allowed me to thread a continuous piece of webbing from the tree (with a 'biner clipped back), through the 'Glide, through the fabric tunnel and back through the 'Glide. Super simple.

    But being a "Heavy Hanger" I started to experience slippage of the webbing through the 'Glides. I wonder if AHE webbing is a bit thinner than the JRB web? That could be the reason. Ahyhoo, I am back to the AHE cinch buckles as I can tie a slippery half hitch to secure them.

    Any other "Heavy Hangers" experience similar slippage?

    Jim

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    Senior Member Giggity's Avatar
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    I'm 275 and I've experienced some slippage with mine but contributed to the tension at the tree when getting in and out. Didn't think it could be at the tri-glides. I'll have to check that next time I hang.

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    i always tie a slippery half hitch on my triglides. that being said, i dont use them much anymore, but i never had any slippage when i did. i use the heavy poly webbing from strapworks.
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    Hey Jim, just for good measure, do not tie a backup half behind the buckles. Doing so can cause the webbing to get pulled out of alignment causing greater problems. We have tested them to over 900 pounds with no movement on the webbing. In testing I put a 600 pound load on them for 24 hours with a 1" tail on the webbing, did not budge, in high winds shaking and bouncing the hammock on my stand.
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    I have not experienced any slippage on my triglides. I'm about 275lbs.
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    No Slippage on my tri glides. I weigh around a 230. Since receiving my whoopie slings, tree straps and Dutch clips from JRB, I now use my original poly strap strap and trigldes from JRB for my Noah 9 Tarp. I am still trying to figure out ridgelines, prussiks, etc. The poly and triglide on the tarp make for quick, tree friendly, and adjustable tarp hang.
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    Hmmmm. Never thought about using webbing for my tarp. It would be more tree friendly. Ya learn something new everyday on HF.
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    Good advice Paul. Makes sense to me.

    Maybe I will just "backthread" the loose end through the buckles to keep it off the ground. That would help align the web as well.

    And yes, the Strapworks webbing is thicker (I have some) and should resist slipping.

    A question about slippery half-hitches and Tri-Glides: Isn't the hitch on the wrong side of the 'Glide to do any good?

    Jim

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    Jsaults:
    On the AHE CB's: Do not feed the tagline excess of the strap back through the compression area of the CB's. I did this in the past and found that I was damaging the webbing no matter whose webbing I used. As we has discussed in past, I am a larger hanger like yourself, I have used webbing from the Jacks, Strapworks(both seatbelt and polyweb) and AHE webbing and found that if I fed the tagline back through the CB I was causing the edges to become fraid from excessive compressive force. I will try to get pictures tonight of what I am talking about..........my description is not really clear, I think!!!!!

    Using the tri-glides from the Jacks: I would take the sewn loop in the webbing feed it through the channel of my CJH and larkshead it there. Then run the webbing through the tri-glide, around the tree and then back through the tri-glide. Doing this I experience no slippage with the webbing from the Jacks or Strapworks........did not have any webbing from AHE at the time to test and have since stopped using the tri-glides because I found the AHE CB's to be easier to manipulate with cold hands.
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    Bigbamaguy:

    No, I was not planning on back-threading BETWEEN the byuckles - just draping the excess through the triangular part. I would think that double-feeding would actually lead to slippage.

    Jim

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