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    but enough about me hppyfngy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Mu suspension weighs 2.5oz total (both ends of the hammock).
    Wow. That is light!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
    Here's what I have per side.

    - Weight, not including hammock: 133g.
    That is close to what my weight is for my entire hammock and suspension.
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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by hppyfngy View Post
    Wow. That is light!
    That is a good weight. Mine is slightly lighter, but I suspect his is a little longer. Probably worth the 0.4 ounces
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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    BTW, after posting that I thought it might sound as if I were bragging. I sincerely apologize if anyone takes it that way. There are no winners for lower weight. It's all good if you are having a good time.
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    I like the KISS format of doing things...

    Keep It Simple, Stupid

    I use the straps with Dutch Clips as I find it makes for a very fast easy setup. I have one moving part, the cinch buckle.

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    Senior Member Patrick's Avatar
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    I gave the whoopies a fair shake last week from Gorham to Grafton Notch. I've really fallen in love with rope splicing and I think the whoopies are super cool, but I'm going back to straps and buckles.

    I find the straps easier to set up and adjust, but that's not a deciding factor. I knew that going in and was willing to fiddle a little more to save some weight.

    Another issue which may just be unfamiliarity is sense of security. Even with inch-thick sticks for toggles on the MSH, I still didn't feel totally confident. Again, I recognize that this is likely just getting used to something new.

    More important to me were keeping the straps separate and strap wear.

    I came pretty close to walking away from the tree straps my second morning out. I know this can be addressed by forming good habits, but keeping things simple and one-piece is a big advantage in my mind.

    My old straps look almost exactly the same today as they did before my AT thru-hike last year. The biner and buckle system just doesn't put any significant wear on them. The tree straps I used last week already look worse.

    I'm not advocating anyone do one thing or the other. I don't care what you carry. Just thought I'd share my experiences in case it would help anyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    There are a lot of strap fans, but whoopies are light, cool, and fun to make. I just don't like fiddling with straps so I've never even tried them. It's all personal preference, though, and if people want to take a weight penalty for the benefits of straps, it's their choice.

    Maybe I should try straps to see if I like them.
    Yep ... making whoopie is fun !!
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