I first made some 7/64ths amsteel whoopies and used them for a while. I then made some dynaglide whoopies and used them until I noticed some freying on the entry point of the constrictor on the hammock side of the whoopie. I thought that this would gradually lead to a weakening of line at that point so I changed back to the 7/64ths.
What about BearChaser suspension style? It's 0 degrees to the earth near the tree and 60 degrees near the hammock.When hammock suspensions are hung at 30 degrees, the load on each line is equal to your weight. So a person weighing 200 pounds would have a safety factor of 5 with Dynaglide and a 300 pound person would have the same safety factor of 5 with 7/64" Amsteel.
(| — tree, ---, \ and / — rope with two alpine butterfly knot on it, hammock is attached to \ and /)
I want to make this suspension of dynaglide, but with carabiner or ring to join 5 parts:
(o — carabiner)
If there is no dramatic change, it looks pretty safe with my 132 lbs + stuff. :-)
Last edited by Roma; 03-12-2013 at 12:28.
The whole thing is a system and we need to look at where the weakest link really sits. I'm 245 lbs and use an ENO dn rated at 400 lbs. You wouldn't catch me using 550 cord for any part of my suspension. Someone 150 lbs with a hammock rated at 200 lbs might get away with 550 cord forever. Just like it does't make sense to use kite string, it makes just as little sense using logging chains. :-)