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    My butt hurts!

    When I first sat down on my hammock I heard a snap and I was on the ground.
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    I had one of my straps that had frayed, tear and drop me. I was lucky in that at the time I had hung my hammock in a room over a garage that had carpeting. It still knocked the wind out of me. I now replace any webbing that gets frayed on the edges.

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    Was the strap not seated properly on the Dutch clip I wonder? Looks like the force was being exerted in the wrong direction. Good that you were not too hurt.
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    I now will always make sure my DutchClip is pointing up. What I think happened is the webbing must have been draped over the hook when I sat down. This would not have happened if I'd been more careful. I did replace both my DutchClips with the older model that is a little beefier in that area.
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    Just happened to me today... Went to lay down and my strap broke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikingdad View Post
    Just happened to me today... Went to lay down and my strap broke!
    I think this happens more than we hear about. The forces on horizontal rigging can be enormous and can be multiples of body weight, not to mention knots, hardwear, sharp edges and bends can reduce the stated strength of lines and straps by over half.

    Add to that the intense, sometimes irrational, quest to shave off grams, and we get a recipe for trial-and-error failures. (Not saying yours was that!)

    Thanks to all who report when their butts hit whatever happens to be under them! Knowing about the failures is as helpful as hearing about the successes.

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    Not that they would admit it but I wonder if it happens to the gram weenies more then the idiots like me who carry 60lbs in to the woods for 2 days? I am working on lowering my weight both inside the pack and my skin.
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    Yes, I weigh 220 !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mule View Post
    Yes, I weigh 220 !!!!
    your doing better then me...
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    Yep I've been on my butt as well. A lot more painful but nott near as embarassing as rolling into the mosquito netting, and getting trapped and needing a giggling wife to help extract you. I must say I am a big ole boy, and the netting held up. Good stuff.

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