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    Exclamation Reviewers: Replace ATHH ropes!!

    Replace the rope on your ATHH, testers, as a few of us have already experienced the rope breaking. Here's a couple of pictures:
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    Wierd.... My ropes don't go through the hook like that. How can you thread the hook through the casing when it is threaded like that? You'd have to untie the loop every time. I haven't had my ATHH under hammock stress yet. maybe I'll go see if I can get some pics of my loop.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    That my ATHH rope loop. I have been worried about the end of the hook damaging the rope under tension. But as I say I haven't hung it that way yet.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    I haven't used it for anything other than a hammock so far, and this happened after about 2 hrs. of hanging it up in about 4 different places. I imagine it is possible that an overnighter could result in a failure. Of course, then you could join the club!

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    Thanks I've already had my failure. I think I'll pass on any more. What about the loop though? might that attachment be better or maybe worse or is it a crap shoot either way?
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    I have heard of the ropes breaking on this brand of hammocks before. Here's one:

    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    The Forrest green was my very first hammock; I liked the price. VERY comfy, but the stock cord in the whipping started "popping" after about 4 days. It looked like a cartoon rope that was about to break. I replaced the cord and sent it to my brother. He is currently using it while driving across the country to move from Philly to Seattle. He called this weekend to tell me he was hanging in the back of the UHaul instead of using motels. Kind of cool. It is living up to its name of "TravelHammock".
    --from this thread:http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/g...l-hammock.html

    Add to that mine on both sides, and Dutch on his ATHH. But to be fair, I did a search and these are the only three examples so far I saw. However, to be safe, it is proabably wise to replace them with something you know will hold. Or have a crash pad and see how many bounces it takes to get to the center of the rope! One...two...three.....<Pop!! Crash!!>...three!

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    I set mine up and the rope is showing a slight bit of fray around the hook loops. I probably would not notice it if someone had not pointed it out. I would not be worried about atm but I will be watching it carefully.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    I slept on night in mine already, and no sign of wear. I'm about 190 so I'm no light load. RamblinRev, my hooks attach to the hammock like yours do. Do the ones that began to fail look like Narwhalin's?
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    I am pushing the limits of the rating for the ATHH. In fact depending what I ate for dinner and when I last... well.. never mind... I might even be slightly over. The rope in mine is showing some fray. I would still have faith in it at this point but you better believe I'll check it every time I go near the thing.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    I am pushing the limits of the rating for the ATHH. In fact depending what I ate for dinner and when I last... well.. never mind... I might even be slightly over. The rope in mine is showing some fray. I would still have faith in it at this point but you better believe I'll check it every time I go near the thing.
    I think the rating is 400 pounds for the ATHH
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