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    Cinch buckles and ridgeline?

    I'm still doing more research on updating the suspension system on my stock HH Expedition.
    Right now I'm leaning towards the spyderline -> cinch buckle -> webbing system

    Quick question though. Why do some people think the cinch buckle system isn't good with hammocks with ridge lines (HH)?
    What advantages does the ring system have over the cinch system (and vice versa)?


    Slightly off topic (of my own thread???), but how much spyderline do I need for each side with angrysparrow's cinch method?
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...65&postcount=4


    BTW: Anyone in the states looking at picking up this system and want to group order/forward the parts to me? Split up on rope's minimum order?
    APS has a minimum $50 shipping for international orders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chingyul View Post
    Why do some people think the cinch buckle system isn't good with hammocks with ridge lines (HH)?
    A hammock with a structural ridgeline, when cinched, keeps a load on the buckles even when empty. That has caused a couple of people to have a problem releasing the buckle. It's never been a problem for me. YMMV

    Quote Originally Posted by Chingyul View Post
    What advantages does the ring system have over the cinch system (and vice versa)?
    The cinch buckle doesn't require any backup knots to prevent slipping, but it is certainly advisable to use a backup knot with the rings. Aside from that, there is a small weight difference between the two.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chingyul View Post
    Slightly off topic (of my own thread???), but how much spyderline do I need for each side with angrysparrow's cinch method?
    Because that method uses a doubled-up length of cord for the knots, it is best to have at least 18 inches for each side. You might want to get 24 inches for each side, though, just to be safe. That's 48 inches total.
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    I also have a stock HH Expedition. I just tied the stock rope to the buckles and cut off the excess. I think the stock rope on the Expedition is thicker than the other models so you don't have the issue with the knot sliding side to side as you might with thinner line. Anyway, I though you might want to give it a try before going through the extra trouble. If it doesn't work for you can still proceed with your original plan.

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