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    Senior Member Graybeard's Avatar
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    angrysparrow;

    Bingo! Curiously, making an exception for hammockforums.net didn't do the trick. I had it set up to allow images from the originating site only and then listed hammockforums.net as an exception. I got the images only when I unchecked "allow images from the originating site only" Anyway, you put me on the right track and for that I thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graybeard View Post
    slowhike;

    Any update on your experiments with whipped hammock ends?
    I like the idea of an un-doable tie as opposed to Ed Speer's overhand knot that becomes impossible to untie, but don't fancy being let down---least of all, several days from final take-out.
    I never did get around to trying "attachment #2" in post 9 of this thread.
    I have been using a larks head behind the whipping w/ no problem.

    I'm thinking that I never did try attachment #2 because I begin to think that it would just pull the whipping off because it's not "gripping" like a larks head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    I never did get around to trying "attachment #2" in post 9 of this thread.
    I have been using a larks head behind the whipping w/ no problem.

    I'm thinking that I never did try attachment #2 because I begin to think that it would just pull the whipping off because it's not "gripping" like a larks head.
    Why not use your larks head & then whip like in "attachment #2" should work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffjenn View Post
    Why not use your larks head & then whip like in "attachment #2" should work?
    Well now that's a thought. I (or someone) should try that.
    It would look neater than just adding the support by a larks head after whipping.
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    I am interested in trying the attachment #2 you diagrammed. Have you tried it? How likely is it that the loop would work through the whipping, given the forces?

    And for anyone else, the Speer basic model has knots, and then a sewn loop inboard of the knot. I've seen on Risk's page the same sort of system but with whipping. But it looks like he's using a lark's head/cow hitch to make the attachment rather than sewing the loop up tightly. So the supports don't come off? They don't wear excessively where they cross? I've thought of doubling the loop (making an extra crossing turn) but I was afraid it'd weaken the support.

    I am a hammock camping virgin planning my first DIY hammock in technical materials.

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    I use all webbing for my suspension and after folding the end of the hammock I laid the webbing in the middle fold - then whipped the end.

    After whipping I tied the end of the webbing onto the hammock below the whipping.

    Worked well and looked neater than what I had before. Also seems to hang better since webbing is more in-line with hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    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.



    ...
    Slowhike, did you ever try method #2? It looks so clean. I'm thinking if I could get the whipping tight enough it might work, but then it is the whipping taking the pressure rather than the hammock body...right?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffjenn View Post
    Why not use your larks head & then whip like in "attachment #2" should work?
    This idea seems better suited to managing weight and still maintains a clean profile. Did you give this a try, Jeffjen? Slowhike?

    I want to try something like one of these methods on my next hammock. I know this is an old thread, but the information from towards the beginning of HF is so dang useful.
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    I Learn So Others Can Too FireInMyBones's Avatar
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    Here is my idea based on this thread's great information. All opinions are welcomed and encouraged. I've been using this connection without issues for several nights now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLRider View Post
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    That's great Jeremy! A very neat, streamline & short attachment point.
    I'm glad you took that idea to a workable state.
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