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    JRB Hammock Straps/Tri-Glides Set - help

    Is anyone using these and what are your thoughts on proper set-up? The photo on the site shows them just looped once around the tree. Last time I used mine I actually wrapped several times then secured the buckle. I guess I was concerned the strap would shimmy down the tree.

    Any set-up pics would be helpful. Maybe I am over thinking this one.




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    Try using them like the photo on the JRB web site.... ie...place the tri-glide on the strap, take the running end around the tree and back thru the tri-glide...There is no need to try to cinch it up against a tree for any tree over 6 inches in diameter...looping the tree is a good idea for small trees ... even still, if the whole rig is not cinched against the tree it will not slip, yet you can adjust its position on the tree is a few short seconds.

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    This was my old setup before i switched to whoopies:

    I used ~15 feet of webbing with a fixed loop on one end. I ran the loop thru the sewn channels of my gathered end hammock, then strung the tail thru the loop, effectively creating a lark's head and gathering the hammock end at the same time. then the tail end went thru a triglide, around a tree (usually just once) then back down thru the triglide. I never had any slips with this setup and it never required a backup knot. the only thing that bugged me was the amount of work it took to do little adjustments.

    hopefully my explanation was clear enough
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    Hi,

    some of the force from your weight in the hammock is transmitted to the tree as a perpendicular force [imagine a force pushing aginst the tree at the height of the strap, that force is trying to bend the tree down on top of you]

    the friction between the strap and the tree along with this perpendicular force work to keep the straps from sliding down the tree

    you do not need to "tie the straps to the tree"

    like pan said, the JRB pictures are pretty clear

    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/DSC00851...eb%20Small.JPG

    my method:

    loop the strap around the first tree and feed it into half of the triglide

    repeat at the other tree / end of the hammock

    make any centering adjustment by adding slack to one end and taking it up in the other

    when centered, feed the straps through the second half of the triglides

    sit in hammock to determine if the straps need to be placed higher on the tree

    no need to undo the triglides to place the straps higher, just pull the suspension to take out some of the slack and the strap is easily re-postioned

    the triglides end up being about half way between the tree and the biner with the extra length of strap fluttering in the wind; the straps make teardrop shapes if you are looking at them from above

    hint: if you can take the tension/weight of the hammock off of the trigilde when you are feeding the strap through or letting the strap out, it becomes very easy to make adjustments; I use one hand to hold the triglide and take up the weight of the hammock from the triglide while the other hand is working the free end of the strap
    Last edited by tjm; 12-02-2010 at 16:27.
    Love my JRB BMB

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    I removed the straps from my BMBH and replaced with whoopie slings. I then used the straps as tree huggers (with sewn in loops repaired) along with Dutch clips to complete the suspension. Easier and quicker for me. JMHO.

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