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    Then once you've got that settled pop over to the figure 9 thread so you can see how to get lighter and more compact still... without any loss of convenience.

    May require some fabrication. ... Unless you choose to use the rings with rope instead.

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    Most of us ring users have taken the elevator ride to the ground at least once. At least it's a soft landing. Slipknot; not just a great band.

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    Or you could also use the cinch buckles, and not have to worry about the slip knot.


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    That was my main reason for giving the buckles a go. I've just been too lazy to go back and retro-fit my existing R/B set-ups. Really, who has an extra 3 minutes to spare these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Or you could also use the cinch buckles, and not have to worry about the slip knot.
    Amen brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Most of us ring users have taken the elevator ride to the ground at least once. At least it's a soft landing. Slipknot; not just a great band.

    I guess I'm in good company then...

    My webbings in...I'm having a friend sew the loops tomorrow night....yahoo!...

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    I have not had any slipping with my rings. I'm going to put a ridge line on and let you know if that makes me slip more.....

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    Right now I'm using a combo... Rings on one end, my prototype hooks on the other.

    Hooks are easier, faster and lighter than the rings.... But only work with rope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapt View Post
    Right now I'm using a combo... Rings on one end, my prototype hooks on the other.

    Hooks are easier, faster and lighter than the rings.... But only work with rope.
    nothing wrong with that

    what about making the hooks so that the "stationary" end is a slot for webbing rather than a hole. it could be sewn directly to the tree hugger, looped through the other end of the tree strap it would tighten down ont he tree and any hammock with the right size rope could attach to it.

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    I thought about that option... But decided that the other way..... Attached to the hammock lets you separate the suspension rope from the hammock. AND lets you have a variable length piece of webbing for the tree, your choice how long it is.

    If the tree is bigger than the webbing then some rope gets pulled into the loop around the trree, but doesn't really damage the tree the same as an all rope suspension since most of the pressure is still on the webbing at the "back" of the tree. This a weight thing since more 3-4mm rope is lighter than more webbing.

    I think it gives the best balance of lightweight and flexibility without limiting your options too much.

    At least that's the configuration I've been testing.

    Nothing against other people making their own to attach to the webbing.

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