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  1. #241
    but enough about me hppyfngy's Avatar
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  2. #242
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonetracker View Post
    Knotty,you are right as shown i cannot move the ring.however i have 12 feet of line so have the same reach i allwayys had with a whoopie.that +straps+hammock is long enough for most hanging options.the ability to move the ring is not as important to me as the ability to quickly open my loop if i so desire.
    hmmm well since you brought it up i have rethought this and can see i ,if need be,can easily ;
    take the ring off
    larkshead the monkeyfist knot onto my continuous loop like a nacra conection.
    now i can instal the rings at any point along the 12 feet of line that is now attached to both ends of my hammock,as per a normal srs.
    Even more creative and it resolves the length concern.
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    no matter how I try I can't make one of those. With 12 feet of cord to work with I end up with a mess.

  4. #244
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonepile View Post
    no matter how I try I can't make one of those. With 12 feet of cord to work with I end up with a mess.
    Bonepile i am not a good knot tier but i do have patience. took me awhile to get it.
    i do not put anything in the middle includeing the small knot as shown from hppyfnguy's great link to animated knots.allthough i have not seen it done that way and will try it next time as my monkyfist knot is allways a bit misshapen looking.
    to me the important part is patiently pulling all the slack out loop by loop untill you get the knot tight.after i get it tight i cut off the tail about 1/2 inch and melt it down even with the ball.(this melting step is avoided if you follow the directions from animated knot.)
    diyin to hang

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    i hung off the srs the last two nights in some soaking and then freezeing conditions.i had not thought about it before untill the day long mist i started worrying the srs may slip when it got wet.it did not held up fine.
    within 24 hours of the soaking the temps dropped into the single digits.when i packed up all of my knots and conections ,larksheads,marlinspikes were frozen and allmost unworkable.i even had a thin layer of birchbark froze to my tree hugger when i pulled it off the tree, but the srs still slipped freely when i tried it,
    seems wet and freezeing are not concerns of the srs.more pluses
    diyin to hang

  6. #246
    Thanks for all the great SRS posts in this thread. Like others I was inspired and had to give it a try.

    Around the holidays I got one of those $19 woot hammocks just to checkout so I use that to test out a srs setup.

    I started with two 14' pieces of 7/64 amsteel. I put double locked brummels on each end. Then I ran one end through the hem in the end of the hammock and used the loop to gather the hammock. Next I wrapped the line around a ring from REI. Then through carabiner attached to a eye loop in the rafter of my basement. then back under the amsteel loops on the ring.

    It works great and I very happy with the setup.

    I do have a question though why do people always seem to use a infinite loop on these type of hammocks with a hem to gather the end? It seemed to me that using only one piece of amsteel is a cleaner cleaner way to do it. But I'm probably missing something.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by motocamper View Post
    I do have a question though why do people always seem to use a infinite loop on these type of hammocks with a hem to gather the end? It seemed to me that using only one piece of amsteel is a cleaner cleaner way to do it. But I'm probably missing something.
    I was going to respond directly, but there's an excellent thread posted in this forum already discussing it:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=66312

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    Just when I thought I knew what I wanted to do with my suspension. I happen to have some rap rings and ill be trying this before I install my whoopies. From what I read this seems terrific. Wonder what new system I will read about tomorrow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hototo View Post
    Just when I thought I knew what I wanted .... Wonder what new system I will read about tomorrow?
    I say this about every thread I read on these forums!!
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    I've been using this SRS system on my Ridgerunner hammock and haven't had any problems with it. I've used it at least 6 nights. Anybody reporting that it's failed?

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