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    Zip strips keep breaking

    The zip strips that hold the little black covers over the ends keep breaking! Are others having this problem? Are the little black covers even important...can I just take them off?

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    The ties on the Expedition I used to have would break every time I hung the hammock too tight. If I hung it looser, they were fine.

    I don't think the covers are anything other than cosmetic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AScott View Post
    The ties on the Expedition I used to have would break every time I hung the hammock too tight. If I hung it looser, they were fine.

    I don't think the covers are anything other than cosmetic.
    Hey hikingdad,

    I had exactly the same problem when I first started, I replaced the zip ties several times then realized the problem of hanging too tight. The covers are just cosmetic.
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    I've not had an issue with them breaking, but since I just replaced the stock suspension with whoopies, I'm considering replacing the zip ties with some shock cord...make it easier to pull those on and off if I need to adjust or replace the suspension.

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    ZQ here. I use a stronger zip tie when I put the end caps back on after completeing the zipper mod. Also, the end cap covers a sharp area that might damage/poke/cut something that might come in contact with it.
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    I will sing from the same hymnal.

    The only time mine broke was when I strung my HH too tightly.

    Now that I have converted it to straps & buckles I just replaced the zip tie with a piece of 2mm drawcord. Allows me to inspect the wraps of Amsteel easily. Shockcord would do as well.

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    Thanks everyone! So it sounds like I'm hanging it too tight. I like the tip of using shockcord instead.

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    ZQ here. I use a stronger zip tie when I put the end caps back on after completeing the zipper mod. Also, the end cap covers a sharp area that might damage/poke/cut something that might come in contact with it.
    That's great news, since I just sent my HH in for a mod a couple of weeks ago! That's a freebie I didn't even know about

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    Yeah I'm sending mine in soon.... Just had a couple group hangs to do first

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