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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    hey everyone, i'm curious if any one has weighed their suspensions? whats your total suspension weight? webbing, rope if any, and hardware, and what is the total length, and what type of webbing and hardware.
    My total setup is 28.8 oz. which includes my HH clone (16.1oz), Bug netting (3.5oz), and a silnylon BB stuff sack (< 1oz) which means the webbing support system is about 8.2 oz (includes 4 REI descending rings, 2 x 12' pieces of polyester webbing, 2 short pieces of Spectra that go between the rings and the hammock, and 2 x Camp Nano biners). You could further subtract the 2 Camp Nano biners that I use (1oz each x 2) and the minimum weight of my ring buckle system is 6.2oz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    hey everyone, i'm curious if any one has weighed their suspensions? whats your total suspension weight? webbing, rope if any, and hardware, and what is the total length, and what type of webbing and hardware.
    Speer 1" wide polypro @ 12' per side = 5 oz.
    2 Camp USA biners = 2 oz.
    4 SMC rings = 1.6 oz
    2' of my Hennessy Hyperlight spectra per side = less than 1 oz.

    Total weight = Around 8.8 oz
    Last edited by FanaticFringer; 06-25-2007 at 19:04.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    i just don't have time to read 50 pages of this thread, lol...Brandon
    Make that 51 and counting......
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    Make that 51 and counting......
    And still on topic, how did that happen?
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    Well I can finally contribute to this thread.
    I'm a total convert now!
    After years of knots, lashes, and wraps this rocks!
    I decided to set this up on my claytor expedition hammock.
    I got the stuff in tonight (spyderline and ccbuckle) and went ahead and used the knots angrysparrow used here http://tinyurl.com/2t8pfr

    I went ahead and used the 1/2" nylon webbing supplied with the expedition....BIG mistake!!!
    It was holding fine, I kept testing it and checking, sitting, etc.
    I then felt confident and laid down. I was just marveling at how easy and awesome the system was when I fell.... ouch!
    that's the first time I've fallen in a hammock and it hurt pretty bad.
    Anyway, after looking again, the 1/2" isn't wide enough. It kind of 'creeps' to the corner making the crimp less effective.
    So I went and stole some 1" polypro off a speer I made and all better!!
    I tested that with much more bouncing before I laid down

    With a biner, this is quick and VERY easy to adjust. I wish I would have known about this a long time ago......

    BUT I'd advise against anything less than 1" webbing with the cc buckles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schrochem View Post
    Well I can finally contribute to this thread.
    I'm a total convert now!
    After years of knots, lashes, and wraps this rocks!
    I decided to set this up on my claytor expedition hammock.
    I got the stuff in tonight (spyderline and ccbuckle) and went ahead and used the knots angrysparrow used here http://tinyurl.com/2t8pfr

    I went ahead and used the 1/2" nylon webbing supplied with the expedition....BIG mistake!!!
    It was holding fine, I kept testing it and checking, sitting, etc.
    I then felt confident and laid down. I was just marveling at how easy and awesome the system was when I fell.... ouch!
    that's the first time I've fallen in a hammock and it hurt pretty bad.
    Anyway, after looking again, the 1/2" isn't wide enough. It kind of 'creeps' to the corner making the crimp less effective.
    So I went and stole some 1" polypro off a speer I made and all better!!
    I tested that with much more bouncing before I laid down

    With a biner, this is quick and VERY easy to adjust. I wish I would have known about this a long time ago......

    BUT I'd advise against anything less than 1" webbing with the cc buckles.

    Scott

    Gotta use those crash pads during testing man.
    Yea anything less than 1" wide would risk damage to trees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    seems like you might run into limitations because of the different tree sizes you would come on.
    you would have to have a long tree hugger w/ rings for larger trees. but on a small tree i guess you would just wrap the extra webbing around the tree as many times as needed to use up the extra.
    seems like you might end up carrying more webbing that way & spend more time wrapping the extra webbing on small trees.
    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Yep - you'd lose a lot of adustability for tree size and distance. The way mine are, if something messes up with the rings I just put the webbing's loop in a larkshead around the hammock and use standard webbing in a 4-wrap.
    Slowhike and Jeff, I can see where your both coming from on the limitations. But before the rings system every one used tree huggers and that was adequate for distance around trees. It would simply be adding rings to the end of the tree hugger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazilla View Post
    Slowhike and Jeff, I can see where your both coming from on the limitations. But before the rings system every one used tree huggers and that was adequate for distance around trees. It would simply be adding rings to the end of the tree hugger.
    Tree huggers were not adequate for many trees I wanted to use. Have I mentioned how much I hate those things lately?
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    Where can I get these rings? I have found stainless steel rings at my local hardware store, but they are very heavy and welded. Although they would hold (i think) there has to be some lighter, non-welded versions.
    Can someone provide a link to a good source.

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by cameronjreed View Post
    Where can I get these rings? I have found stainless steel rings at my local hardware store, but they are very heavy and welded. Although they would hold (i think) there has to be some lighter, non-welded versions.
    Can someone provide a link to a good source.

    Thanks,
    Cam
    Mine came from here:
    http://www.rei.com/search?vcat=REI_S...+rings&x=0&y=0
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