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    Senior Member Ewker's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    I normally just attach the straps directly to the biner and then tie them to the tree.

    why even attach to the biner???

    I know you said you have 2 hammocks and don't want the hassle of switching back and forth. Just buy webbing for each hammock. I bet you have extra laying around in case of breakage anyway.

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    At the moment I only have enough 1" webbing to make one set of straps plus enough for 1 replacement strap. Why a biner? I just like them in the system.

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    Hey, y'know - different strokes for different folks. For me, quickness and convenience is worth a few extra ounces. For others, it's not.

    Besides, it's these differences that keep us all coming up with new and interesting ideas!
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    Ewker- two long straps are used on a lot of hammocks- it's the speer system and I'd guess most used for DIY hammocks.

    It IS a pest to adjust, though. One time to get it right to get those fast set up times.

    But hey- what's two minutes?

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    Senior Member Ewker's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by titanium_hiker View Post
    Ewker- two long straps are used on a lot of hammocks- it's the speer system and I'd guess most used for DIY hammocks.

    It IS a pest to adjust, though. One time to get it right to get those fast set up times.

    But hey- what's two minutes?

    titanium_hiker
    you're right what is 2 minutes when you have all evening. Kind of like the jetboil..so you got water boiled in 30 seconds. Now what are you going to do the rest of the evening.

    what adjustment would you have and how would you know if it needed adjustment?

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    Most adjustments I do are getting the hammock centered under a tarp when I first setup. The hammock will also stretch a little so I like to go back and re-tension everything right before I lie down for the night so my but isn't dragging the ground. Other adjustments may include raising or lowering the hammock's support placements on the tree.

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    caught me, Ewker. I still manage to tie up the hammock wrong first go and have to readjust- I usually go too tight. Man I need a ridgeline. I just can't visualize it first go- and this is in the backyard, where I've tied it up multiple times!

    But when I get it right- man is it sweet!

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