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    Cursnfurs. I'm still using my version of a SLS but I don't use any hardware. It is an adaption somewhere between headchange4u's and bearchasher's. With any SLS be aware that you will be placing greater loads on the trees than you would with the 'conventional' systems. I would never attach to a 3" to 4" tree with shallow roots in soft or moist soils. They may come over on you. What I see as the primary benefit of my SLS is that the tarp is attached to the SLS and it can be hung independently for rain protection and the hammock hung later. There is a link to my version of a SLS a couple of post back.
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    Single Line Suspension (SLS)

    I started another thread before I saw this one. I figured out how to sls with one point of adjustment and easy slack and ridgeline control.

    Check out "I think I did it"!
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    was wondering if instead of amsteel could dynaglide be used in place of

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    As a noob to hammock hanging, I've read this whole thread through, and have gone from... 'Wow that looks great', to 'Wow that looks great too', to 'now I'm confused', to 'I think I'll just stick to my own method'. But then again I'm already on my third system in just a few weeks.

    I honestly think that any of us can come up with a hundred different ways to hang a hammock that will all work, and we'll all change our system a dozen times before we come up with the best system for us individually. And then we'll change it again!

    Do we all have just too much time on our hands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goanywhere View Post
    As a noob to hammock hanging, I've read this whole thread through, and have gone from... 'Wow that looks great', to 'Wow that looks great too', to 'now I'm confused', to 'I think I'll just stick to my own method'. But then again I'm already on my third system in just a few weeks.

    I honestly think that any of us can come up with a hundred different ways to hang a hammock that will all work, and we'll all change our system a dozen times before we come up with the best system for us individually. And then we'll change it again!

    Do we all have just too much time on our hands?
    I tried 10 or 12 different fold/pleat methods for gathered ends in one day. It's just that new toy syndrome. And then I started on suspensions, UQ's, TQ's, etc. No, not too much time, for me it's too little. Enjoy the ride.
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    That helped thanks.

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    Sweet. Will have to give this a try. Thanks man.

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    Awesome writeup, laid out perfectly and easy to understand!

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    Single Line Suspension (SLS)

    I realized today that the Exped Ergo Combi hammock uses the SLS basics.

    http://youtu.be/sHzkIsRY-dI

    I feel like trying a daisy-chain / dogbone combination, where the dogbone is just a little longer than the tarp.

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    adjustment idea

    olddog after reading through quite a bit, an adjustment idea came up. Yes, I am new, so bear with me...

    Instead of burying your foot-end loop into the SLS, what if the SLS was inside of a foot-end constrictor?

    Locked brummel 3-4 inch loop for hammock connection, 12 inches of constrictor (safety), then a smaller loop again locked brummel. Both loops would hang under the SLS and no loose ends of the constrictor would interfere with adjustment as they would be buried. Maybe even a triple pass through instead of just two on the brummels??

    The differing lengths of head and foot loops can be easily made up with different lengths of nacribiners. The foot-end loop on this would be a bit longer due to the locked brummel.

    The head would always be fixed for set-up, but the foot end can be adjusted for different hammocks or differnet angles, etc..

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