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    Video : A Hardware Free Detachable Hammock Suspension

    With the flurry of posts on ways of connecting up suspension systems, I got to thinking about how to bring together whoopie slings, a structural ridgeline, and cord-based attachment of the hammock ends in such a way that the hammock can be clipped on and off easily. Naturally, soft shackle ideas are at the heart of it----instead of making an SMC ring or biner of some heritage the central connecting point, you make a diamond knot the central connecting point. You can pull out all the stops and make a complete strap-to-strap system doing this (i.e. "All in one" suspension), without using metal anywhere.

    There is no compelling reason to do this, it's just a fun system to cook up for the individual who likes to build gear, and likes the esthetics of splicing and using spliced systems.

    In a bid to create the most awkward acronym yet for a suspension system, I dub this the Hardware Free Detachable Hammock Suspension (HFDHS).

    If you don't have 15 minutes to kill on a video, the idea is simple and obvious---when you make your whoopie slings, put a diamond knot at the end rather than a fixed eye. That knot serves as a jam for a continuous cord loop that is girth hitched onto the hammock end, and has a special sliding knot that closes off the loop at the diamond knot. The diamond knots work well also for jamming looped ends of an adjustable ridgeline.

    OK, for those with time to kill...


    Last edited by GrizzlyAdams; 06-06-2011 at 06:04.
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    Very clever Grizz. Nicely laid out. I will need to come back to this when I get around to the suspension for Bridge 2.

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    Food for thought. Thanks for sharing.

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    Very clever Grizz ... very clever indeed.

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    Still thinking while getting ready for work...
    How strong do you think the slider knot is. For instance, if one were to use a single piece of amsteel for the suspension triangle of a bridge and used your slider knot at the apex, would that be strong enough for attaching over the diamond knot at the end of your whoopie? I haven't thought this through enough perhaps...

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    That's pretty cool Grizz.
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    Super ideas.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Some great stuff there. I am going to incorporate the sliders on what I have now.

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    Hardware Free what what what????????That's just crazy talk.
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    Grizz, you have too much time on your hands!!!
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