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    HH UL BP suspension and weight rating??

    I recently purchased a hh ul backpacker for my son from another member here. He is very close to the 200lb weight rating. I talked with a Hennesy rep "off the record" and was told they pad the number a little to allow for equipment or gear in the hammock also (10%). So I ask was the weight rating "mostly" to do with the lighter suspension and if it was changed out would the rating go up. I was told "yes" but it was strongly suggested that I let them do the mod. I also know that the comfy 70d nylon might be part of the rating also. So my question is: would swapping the stock suspension out for a set of whoopies theoretically increase the weight rating of the hammock or would it be best to just leave it alone?

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    the suspension should be fine around that weight, Id say most of the rating is for the fabric strength. and I don't want to comment on someone I dont know but I seem to remember seeing a thread on here somewhere where someone tested the fabric and put weights on the hammock until it broke. but I do believe the hennessy will hold more than 200 maybe 50 more but you will definently lose comfort in the lay of the hammock.
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    It seems like a really well made hammock. I got in it and it lays just like my hh exp. del. except it's a little softer

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    I have a good friend that passed recently right after I swapped out his stock for whoopies. Another friend inherited the hammock and he is 6'2" going fer around 330+-. Been out about 5-6 times with no issue yet. Hope this helps. Making the swap is pretty easy. There is a thread on the forum with pics describing the process but I can't search on my mobile.

    Found it on YouTube based on knotty's instructions :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CorthADuXs
    Last edited by lattie11581; 09-12-2011 at 07:16. Reason: found it
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    Quote Originally Posted by lattie11581 View Post
    I have a good friend that passed recently right after I swapped out his stock for whoopies. Another friend inherited the hammock and he is 6'2" going fer around 330+-. Been out about 5-6 times with no issue yet. Hope this helps. Making the swap is pretty easy. There is a thread on the forum with pics describing the process but I can't search on my mobile.

    Found it on YouTube based on knotty's instructions :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CorthADuXs
    Was this on the hh ul?

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