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    Through the whip suspension straps



    Here is how I attach the support webbing to my hammocks. As you can guess it's pretty easy. Just fold the hammock ends, tie a loop in the webbing, lay the webbing on the top of the hammock and and whip it all together.

    Usually the first time you lie in it it will pull down to the knot and stop. I have never had a whipping pull off.

    There's really no advantage to it except aesthetic and, maybe, you can use a couple of inches more of the hammock body.

    The photo above was one of the first prototypes, now I use the full webbing with no sheet bend in it. However, if you used the double ring attachment you could do it this way and leave about twoo feet to attach the rings to.
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    Looks interesting. By double ring attachment, do you mean buckles like the old-school belts? Do you have pics of that, too?
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    No pictures of the double ring. I never snapped a photo while I was doing the experiments. Even though the adjustment was easier I found that I was overcomplicating the system and the weight penalty wasn't worth it. I now use a regular strap and the four-wrap knot. I very rarely have to adjust it after I hang it, so the benefit of the double ring wasn't worth the complication and weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hogn8r
    I very rarely have to adjust it after I hang it, so the benefit of the double ring wasn't worth the complication and weight.
    Yeah - I'm still deciding about that. Solving a problem I never really had and all that. It'll be quicker to set up, but only a minute or so.
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    Is that a ridgeline you have attached to the webbing on the hammock side of the whip?

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    Yes, I use a ridgeline on all my hamocks.
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    Perhaps I'm a bit thick, but what's the advantage of whipping when compared to passing the rope though a hem at each end?

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    You can adjust the lay of the hammock in a few ways - raise the center by using a "W" whip, you can pull the edges out more or less to change the bathtub effect, etc. And passing a rope through the hem puts a lot of stress on that seam...can be an issue for lighter materials. Whipping completely cuts out that possible point of failure.

    Just another way of doing things. Passing through the hem works pretty well on the Crazy Creek, but it's much heavier material than what I've used. I just got the Byer Moskito Traveler, which kinda does that...it passes lots of small ropes through the hem. Looks like a lot of stress there, but I haven't heard of any failing yet.
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    hammock support experiments

    a couple ways i want to experiment w/ hammock supports


    (1)New support attachment experiments. photos 1-5 are of the first illistration. i haven`t done the second yet.



    (2)Support rope whipped in hammock... before adding body weight.


    (3)After body weight... looks good so far.


    (4)The knot on the inside popped through. i bounced pretty hard on the hammock, but it shows how much pressure there is between the inside knot and the taught hammock fabric.


    (5)The hole the knot made (after removing the whipping).
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    Thanks for the photos. I may have to try that system you have pictured in the bottom photos.

    That's one of the great things about the DIY Speer-type hammocks. If you don't like the way the hammock is whipped, you can udo the whip, change it, and have it re-whipped in a matter of minutes. You don't have that luxury with a lot of other hammocks

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