So I have been using adj webbing suspension with SMC rings. Then I went to all cordage with no hardware using just knots and adj friction hitches
So here is my question. I plan on switching it up to a singleline suspension using 3.8mm spyderline and SMC rings. How much cordage do you think I need? And how do you keep the rigeline length static
I did exactly what your are talking about doing. I don't think the advertised weight of the Bluewater climbing webbing is correct. I was a little disappointed. In hind sight, I use whoopies now, but if I was going back to straps and rings I would call BIAS hammocks and order there 100" poly straps, SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT and low cost. I like the infinite adjustability of straps, especially if you have some really large trees. my son uses slap straps but he only weighs 90# so there is no concern with stretch for him, but there is a constant problem of lining up with THEIR loops, if it doesn't line up you have to use a marlin spike hitch, so you might as well not even put the freakin loops on the strap. The atlas appears to have more loops, but that also means more material, more weight, you see where this going....if you aren't worried about weight, well...never mind.
As for "easier" suspension methods, that's a matter of opinion, though I'm not sure how much more simple you could get than that, short of just tying off either end with rope.
If it's stupid but works, it isn't stupid.
The ring buckle method will be great. But don't just clip them into the existing carabiners! The rings need to be held firmly. I tried this in the Spring when I was playing around with different suspensions for my DN. Butt hit the ground everytime. The nice folks here on HF helped me sort it out when I got back to the air conditioning. Here's the thread on my misadventure and the advice that helped me out... http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=49822
Now I have a set of whoopies and think they're great! Best of luck figuring this out!
Last edited by harrellt; 08-15-2012 at 08:48. Reason: i can't spell
Thanks Rob and Harrellt! I appreciate the info!! Looking forward to getting this started!!
Ok, so I have decided to buy some Polypro webbing and use the descending rings. Now I'm just curious, how many feet of webbing should I buy per strap? I was thinking somewhere between 12 and 15. Any thoughts?
I was using 12' of webbing when I used rings. But I also have big Oak trees my way