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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Brilliant Grizz! You have really gotten quite splicey))))))) This is something I may take a stab at when my patience is back up and running.
    Always good to see new and cool ideas presented in an easy to follow format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiredhiker View Post
    I hope you are ok bud,,,
    All good.....just busy!
    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
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    very nice, I like the idea of the whipping on the end of the whoopi sling so that it dosent release from the marlin spike knot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Hardware Free what what what????????That's just crazy talk.
    oh no thats going to hurt

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    Grizz - This is a splicer's (hammock) dream come true. Very creative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flatline View Post
    cool stuff, i'll have to hone mt diamond knot skills.
    I found it a bit intimating at first, but the key for me was the pattern shown in the wikipedia article, of the knot before the tails are brought around and then up. I make that pattern, and take out the slack inside, and then as the tails are brought around the knot goes from being flat to being round. Get that pattern right, and remember to bring each tail across the next standing end in its direction before pulling it through, and you've got a fairly foolproof way of tying that knot.
    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Great video. Very easy to follow thank you.
    great, thanks. That's the point, make it understandable.

    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Hardware free at the expense of a whole lot of software. My hardware rarely causes problems, but from time to time my software still causes a crash.

    Oh wait....sorry, I thought we were talking computers. Never mind.
    and both my hardware and software get to looking old and frumpy after a while...we have to keep those innovations going....

    Quote Originally Posted by Theo View Post
    And just when you thought it was safe to go out and hike.
    and when you can't hike, you can splice...

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeBait View Post
    Very good Grizz! You are the master of innovation my friend. Thanks for yet another very informative video.
    appreciate that. And if you can splice dynaglide quickly (as you must be able to do by now), you are a Jedi master of splicing. I have the hardest time getting the core of dynaglide opened up for a yarn needle, or loop turner, or guitar string....I can splice up 7/64" Amsteel about 3 times faster than dynaglide...but the dynaglide is so kool....

    Quote Originally Posted by ciphoto View Post
    Very nice work Griz... really like the idea of the lashing on the whoopie loop....

    I'm going to be making some soft shackles out of zip-it to use on a tarp set up when I get home, and then got to thinking about making some from 7/64 amsteel to use in place of the toggle in my suspension set up. SO instead of the toggle in the MSH I'd use the soft shackle... I'm sure some has tried this, if so how did it work out?
    The stiffness of a toggle keeps the webbing folded around it in the MSH from collapsing, and that uncollapsed bit keeps the loop from sliding off. So I would be surprised if replacing a stiff toggle with a limp bit of cord would do the job. So surprise me!


    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Brilliant Grizz! You have really gotten quite splicey))))))) This is something I may take a stab at when my patience is back up and running.
    Always good to see new and cool ideas presented in an easy to follow format.
    Shug
    yep I'm a splicing fool. Probably was a sailor in a past life...

    Quote Originally Posted by tiredhiker View Post
    very nice, I like the idea of the whipping on the end of the whoopi sling so that it dosent release from the marlin spike knot.
    Yep, that's a keeper. I've been doing it for just about as long as I've been using whoopie slings because that dang loop kept falling off the MSH when I was setting things up!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Grizz - This is a splicer's (hammock) dream come true. Very creative.
    Thanks Knotty. If this is a splicer's dream come true, maybe we splicers ought to work on expanding our social horizons a little
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    Quote Originally Posted by BER View Post
    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...
    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post

    The wraps will be strong enough, but with the angle of the suspension sides they'll be trying hard to tear the knot apart. Another challenge! The key will be the way the wrap is tied off....
    What if instead of a continuous loop with a sliding whip knot below the apex, you did a straight length of cord to form the suspension triangle, with the cord ends at the apex? You could then have eyes on both ends, both with whip knots, and loop both eyes over the diamond knot?

    I'm still learning about bridge suspensions. Is there an advantage to a single line for the triangle as opposed to two separate matched cords attached to the hammock?

    Edit: Actually, I just rewatched Grizz's "The Making of a GrizzBridge part three (Gone Loopy)" video. What if you did two separate cords with eyes on each end? Would it be reasonably easy enough to make them the same length? And Grizz, would you recommend using the type of eye you did in the video for attaching to the soft shackles near the hammock, or would you use the new whip knot eye for both ends of each cord?
    Last edited by Tenaya; 06-07-2011 at 17:26. Reason: Update

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Hardware Free what what what????????That's just crazy talk.
    So, Grizz is becoming the anti-Dutch...
    "Do or do not, there is no try." -- Yoda


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    With all the talk about knots derating amsteel, is there a reason to be concerned?
    I've use soft shackles with no problems so I'm not particularly worried but others may be. I just made a couple things you showed and found it very fun to fiddle.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    So, Grizz is becoming the anti-Dutch...
    I just don't think we should be encouraging him. We started hardware free, it was called Hennessy suspension.
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