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    Great idea...you da man, knotty!

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    Thanks again everyone. Let's hope the gallery's up again soon.

    CB, I like your thinking. PM incoming.
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    The forum and galleries are working again. Hooray. Now you can see the pics.
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    cool idea Knotty .... i'll be using it on my new UQ i'm making
    P.S. i'll be starting that thing i told you about this week
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Knotty,

    Sorry for the delay in adding to this thread, but I just found it.

    Do you still attach the hammock's suspension using a cow hitch, attaching one side via the biner, and then thread the cord through the line lock or are you attaching the UQ suspension in a different manner?

    Instead of using a line lock, could you remove one or both of the crimps (or just use a new piece of shock cord) and then tie a taught line hitch to one or both of the biners? Do you think the shock cord would stretch too much at the biner and make the adjustments required too much to do from the hammock?

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    Dave-O, I'm leaving the suspension on the UQ and connecting it to the hammock suspension with a plastic S-biner.

    A taut line hitch might work for adjustment but I see two possible issues. First is what you mention, it might be difficult to adjust. Second, bungee likes to untie itself so the taut line itself might unravel. If you give it a try, let us know how it goes.

    Also, on the new Hammock Gear suspension, they're putting a line lock on each corner of the quilt. Another thing to consider.
    Last edited by Knotty; 04-09-2012 at 17:40.
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    Do you find the JRB-style suspension to be effective? From what I've read here, a lot of people seem to prefer shockcord through channels that run the length of the quilt. I gather that this allows the side of the quilt to draw itself up tight against the curvature of each side of the hammock

    Do you consider one to be better than the other? (JRB vs channel) The reason I ask is because I am about to undertake my first UQ project (DIY APEX), and I am trying to decide which to use. It seems that corner tabs would greatly simplify the process (as opposed to having to edge the whole thing with grosgrain), but if channels offer a better suspension, maybe I should put in the extra work to make them

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    All of my UQs have a line lock on one of the end corners and a mini D-ring on the other. I like to use dyneema 1.9mm TechLine instead of shockcord, so I can keep the UQ right where I want it.

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    Interesting! do you find it difficult to get in/out of your hammock without the stretchiness of the shock cord to let your quilt move around?

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    IMHO, shock cord should always be used for under quilt suspension, to allow the UQ adjust to the dynamic shape of the hammock and avoid tearing the UQ should the suspension be set too tight.
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