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    Strap stretch or trees moving??

    I swapped out all the old suspension on my hammocks for Arrowhead straps and rings and I like the ease and speed of setup but, ether the straps have some stretch that I was not figuring on or the trees I am using, and some of them are BIG, are moving closer together as I sleep. I always tie a safety to prevent the webbing from slipping in the rings but I never find my self with the same lay I went to sleep with. Is there anyone out there that has also run into these sneaky trees out there and if so can you tell me how can I spot them quickly and easily avoid them. Or should I be looking at the straps as the culprits?
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    this only ever happens to me in palm trees, or if I hang from a branch growing vertically.
    Every time I hang in a tree I get a coconut to the head.....stupid coconuts

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    I have Arrowhead straps and no stretch problems. I wouldn't expect straps to stretch much after a couple hangs, regardless of the material.

    There aren't too many variables: the straps stretching (or slipping), the way they are fixed (the rings), the hammock fabric stretching, or the trees. I don't know you, so I can't factor in imagination or what you were drinking at bedtime

    How much does it change?

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