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    Looks like I'm headed for REI for some shock cord to try the side suspension.

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    Dutch Quilt Hooks rock.

    early on, I used a mitten hook to sling a piece of shock cord over my ridgeline. It helped, but the DQ's are my favorite...
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    Shug's solution is to run a shock cord clipped from one side, over the ridge line, d clipped again back to the other side of the UQ. That certainly takes care of the UQ falling off the body. So does clipping to the side.

    The original suspension running shock cord through a channel to both suspend and pull the side flush was not optimal. The heavier the UQ, the more obvious the geometric and physical problems were.

    To bring the sides of the UQ in, the same light shock cord (or even lighter elastic) that is typical of the end channels and commonplace in garments might be wanted, but it should end at the corners of the UQ.

    Windows cut in the side channel can provide access to that cord or elastic, and they could line up with and hang from hooks attached to the side of the hammock.

    I

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Dutch quilt hooks to the rescue!!!
    I had a similar problem with my new (to me) WBBB last weekend. The BB came with some mini Dutch hooks on the pull outs that I intend to replace. I may be able to use one of these hooks on the quilt. Hum...
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    I tried a mini S biner cliped to the pull out attachment this weekend. It worked but it was awkward. I think the Dutch hooks are the way to go. I would be nice if there was some "give" in the attachment. If I sew them to the zipper seam, and attach the UQ fabric loops directly to them, something is going to rip sometime. May I can use some loops of shock cord as a "fuse"?

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