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    Senior Member GREEN THERAPY's Avatar
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    Ripppppppp..... Flooor...

    Since I built my indoor hammock stand about a month ago I have been sleeping most nites in a hammock. That is until tonite. Was just settling in trying to find the sweet spot when ..... rippppp..... floor. The fabric was 1.5 DWR ripstop and it tore right at the spot where the whipping was. My question to all that sleep on a regular basis indoors is, what weight of fabric do you use?
    The bright side is that I had just finished a hammock sock and had it installed. The way it was tied it helped to slow the desent to the floor considerably, and didn't sustain any damage.
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    i use something in the neighborhood of 1.9ozs.
    it's a good idea to inspect the hammock & supports regularly... i should start doing that
    here's a hammock made of 1.1 from the $1.00 bin that let me down to the floor last year.
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    I'd at least have a couple of pads below you. Maybe even even one of these
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    It looks like Slowhike's failure was at the whipping too. Maybe a better whipping or system for finishing the ends needs to be found.

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    Time to knot your own

    I have never had this problem with a knotted hammock. I started in "92" and have yet to fall through one. I have had to patch a hole or two but never hit the ground.

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    Is it at the whipping, or where the hammock supports attach to the hammock? The whipping itself doesn't really take that kind of force. What were you using as suspension?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Is it at the whipping, or where the hammock supports attach to the hammock? The whipping itself doesn't really take that kind of force. What were you using as suspension?
    mine wasn't whipped, it was tied w/ an overhand knot.
    and the line that formed a lark's head around the hammock (at the point of failure) was about a 2 or 3mm accessory cord.
    so you're right, that no doubt was putting a lot of force (cutting?) on the place were it failed.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...5/P9020028.JPG

    if it had been whipped & i had used webbing to form the lark's head, it would have probably lasted a lot longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    mine wasn't whipped, it was tied w/ an overhand knot.
    and the line that formed a lark's head around the hammock (at the point of failure) was about a 2 or 3mm accessory cord.
    so you're right, that no doubt was putting a lot of force (cutting?) on the place were it failed.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...5/P9020028.JPG

    if it had been whipped & i had used webbing to form the lark's head, it would have probably lasted a lot longer.
    So, then, would webbing be safer, less likely to cut the fabric? Has anybody heard of a stock Speer giving way like this? I know Speer had one that gave up the ghost, after 5000 hours use. But I think it was different circumstances.

    And what about the stock HH rope/hammock connection? More or less problems likely? Any opinions or experiences? I believe Neo had some problems, don't remember if he hit the ground. (We know there have been some hugger problems.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
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    And what about the stock HH rope/hammock connection? More or less problems likely? Any opinions or experiences? I believe Neo had some problems, don't remember if he hit the ground. (We know there have been some hugger problems.)
    I doubt that the stock HH whipping would have the same problem. The stock HH whipping spreads the forces on the fabric a lot more than a simple larks head to the end.

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