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    webbing question

    i know brandon says you dont need to tie a slippery half hitch with the new buckles but i use 1 inch seatbelt webbing which is a lot more slippery should i tie a knot or not

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    Not. The new buckles are specifically designed to work with the webbing that Warbonnet and I use and have not been tested with other webbing's but tying the back up knot with these buckles can pull the webbing out of alignment and cause the webbing to be damaged.
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    Shortbus:
    I use both AHE and Warbonnet buckles on my hammocks. I also use 1" seatbelt webbing, no 1/2 hitch backup, with them and have no issue with slipping and I am close to 300lbs. Use the webbing you will have no issues with slippage.
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    Agreed, no need for knots. Those things are like vice-clamps once they bite down.
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    My experience has been different. I didn't tie a knot the first dozen or so times I used it, but on the tenth or eleventh time, the straps slipped thru and I went on my butt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear bag hanger View Post
    My experience has been different. I didn't tie a knot the first dozen or so times I used it, but on the tenth or eleventh time, the straps slipped thru and I went on my butt.
    Using the new buckles? That is surprising.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbamaguy View Post
    Shortbus:
    I use both AHE and Warbonnet buckles on my hammocks. I also use 1" seatbelt webbing, no 1/2 hitch backup, with them and have no issue with slipping and I am close to 300lbs. Use the webbing you will have no issues with slippage.
    The seatbelt webbing is pretty slippery. Not much tenacity there. I bet it wouldn't fail using the BB stuff, you think?
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    Just got my BB today And I'm supposed to trust the buckles to hold my 380lbs with no knot backing it someone reassure me cause for some reason all I see happening is something bad
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    Make sure you make a video if you do. It will be one of those testimonials, to the product that is. Maybe put a little cush under the tush, just in case... I know all will want to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Joe View Post
    Just got my BB today And I'm supposed to trust the buckles to hold my 380lbs with no knot backing it someone reassure me cause for some reason all I see happening is something bad

    Be reassured Big Joe. The bucked have been tested to the webbing break strength. The webbing will explode before the buckles will let go of you. I have customers over 400 pounds hanging on them.
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