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    Suspension slip on " spongy" trees?

    On my first real trip with hammocks, I ended up tying one strap ( webbing with carabiner, WBBB) around a bay tree, the other around a redwood. My daughter's set up was around a bay tree and a live oak. Her suspension stayed put for 2 nights; my webbing slipped down on the redwood. After the first night's slippage, I readjusted the webbing up higher again, but the same thing happened again. The bark on the redwood is soft, but not so soft that the webbing would just choke it and dent it...on this tree the bark was about 4 " thick, ridged vertically, and quite "spongy".
    What is your experience with redwoods, or similar trees, if there are any? Keep in mind that I am new to this so very technical talk will go right over my head.

    Didn't have enough webbing to set up around this one.
    ( that's my daughter in there)


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    man the redwoods are sweet.

    is the webbing choking the tree? meaning there is a biner in contact with the bark, or yoiu threaded one end of the strap through the other so that the webbing fully cinches the trunk (like a noose)

    if so and it's still slipping, you might try sliding that "spot" (where the webbing runs back through itself or a biner) around toward the side of the tree, that should cause it to squeeze even more, and hopefully would be enough to stop the slipping (gotta slide it in the correct direction of course)

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    I think I get it

    Thanks Brandon, I think I understand what you suggested. I'll try that out after it stopos raining and I can get outside. I happen to have a few redwoods right outside the cabin.
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    You could try sandwiching some pieces of fallen branches between the tree and the webbing. Maybe this will provide more friction to hold better.
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