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    Does anyone have the dimensions on these for those who want to DIY? This might actually be something I can make. Someone also asked for the dimensions a month ago in hangouts original thread but no one ever replied.

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    Thanks for the great illustration and explanation. I just got my materials for my IX UQ and had no idea why they were helpful, or how to use them. I will have some leftover ripstop, so I will give it a shot and see what I come up with. I thought I read in an earlier post on HF that the triangle had three equal 12 inch sides is this correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gris View Post
    ... the triangle had three equal 12 inch sides is this correct?
    Thanks Again,
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    Yep.
    These are one of the simplest DIY project you can do.
    I just posted the following directions to my site, along with a bunch of pictures
    http://gear-report.com/how-to-make-d...riangles-myog/

    Supplies needed:
    -about one square foot of material. I used a light DWR nylon (not RipStop) for mine and they work great. Others have used various materials with success. Most folks use 1.1 or 1.9oz Ripstop Nylon.
    -about 5 feet of 1″ wide grosgrain ribbon
    -100% polyester thread
    -a sewing machine, or needle and thread (and patience)
    -optional: 4 D rings and 2 clips

    1) Decide if you want to roll hem the edges or fold grosgrain ribbon over the edges. I prefer to fold grosgrain over the edges.

    2) Cut two 12″ equilateral triangles of fabric. If you are going to roll hem the edges, add 1″ to each side to account for the hem.

    3) Roll hem or attach grosgrain ribbon around the edge of each triangle.

    4) Decide if you want D-rings on the suspension corners and/or a clip on the corner that connects to the hammock

    5) If you want the D-rings and clip, then cut six pieces of grosgrain ribbon about 3″ long each. Fold in half so that each is a doubled-over 1.5″ piece. Slide one D ring or clip down to the fold of each ribbon. Sew each folded ribbon to a corner of the triangle so that the ribbon is on each side of the triangle fabric (ribbon – fabric – ribbon), and the D-ring or clip is captured within the loop. 2 D rings and one clip per triangle.

    6) If you don’t want the D-rings, then cut six pieces of grosgrain ribbon about 4″ long each. Fold in half so that each is a doubled-over 2″ piece. Sew each folded ribbon to a corner of the triangle so that the ribbon is on each side of the triangle fabric (ribbon – fabric – ribbon).

    7) Attach to your hammock and UQ as shown inDejoha’s diagram , or here:

    Some have even made them of Amsteel with NO fabric inside. HYOH.
    Last edited by rjcress; 02-02-2011 at 13:34.
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    Thanks

    Thanks for the instructions Jeff. Hopefully I will get started on my DIY projects this weekend
    Gris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gris View Post
    Thanks for the instructions Jeff. Hopefully I will get started on my DIY projects this weekend
    Gris
    Cool!
    Don't forget to post pics so we can help you celebrate your accomplishment.
    Well, and to prove you actually did it.
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    I have the AHE TTs and have found the mitten hooks are not quite sturdy enough. Replaced them with a pair of S-biners and now they hold fine.
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    I had the same issue with mitten hooks, I used a small niteize biner, #0, not much heavier than the mitten hook.

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    Just finished a set. Ended up with 22"x22"x18". Will try on my ' pluq in progress tomorrow.

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    I was excited about it myself until Hangnout posted it was good for ridgeline and bugnet hammocks but then explained that without the net one could go directly to the ridgeline itself. (wow) How simple is that? In fact one could choose the desired or most effective angle by sliding your UQ suspension lines up or down the ridgeline accordingly. And after thinking more about it... why is the tiangle needed at all? A simple strap to run from one suspension cord to the other... (over the ridgeline and/or bugnet) with some slide-locking devices while the suspension lines are fastened in the traditional way/place. In fact even on a hammock with no ridgeline simply fasten your right and left suspension lines together.... down from the peak of the hammock to increase the angle of lift on the UQ. (But it is nice looking, and what better place might there be to slap a HF Logo/ Decal?)

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    WOW they look perfectly useful

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