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    Is there a "best" suspension?

    I have read about all of the different suspension types and I was wanting to know if there were ones that were better than others or is it all preference?

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    my personal preference is SRS for hammock using 7/64 amsteel and ring. Whoopies would be a strong second. With the SRS suspension, if you have to hang with small distance between trees its possible. However, your going to get a 100 different answers to your question cause its all personal preference.

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    No perfect suspension. Each has its own merits based on:
    - Preference (what works for each person and their fingers)
    - Weight
    - Minimum distance needed

    Generally, something with full straps and buckles is the simplest to start with - like the Warbonnet strap suspension. Then, over time, one can experiment with whoopie slings, other buckles, etc. etc.
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    Sure there is, you have asked and you shall receive. The hard part is for you to pick...

    WBBB webbing and buckles, there is no better.


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    98% individual preference. Everyone will have an opinion but best is subjective to your use and point of view.
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    Anything that works is good. I prefer webbing and cinch buckles. For me it's the easiest and quickest. Some would say it is heavier than other systems but I happily carry them.
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    Armines,

    As Breyman stated, there are a lot of factors to consider. Here is my take:

    The stock suspension that came with my GT and ENO hammocks was NOT the "best" in any category except maybe "heaviest". I promptly did research (Ok...I really mean lazily typed in "How to hang a hammock" in Google.) and spent countless hours watching videos, reading web sites, and discovering Hammock Forums. I concluded based on my intense research that Whoppies/Tree Straps were the "best" and then spent more hours researching How To sites and then ordering DIY supplies and making a few sets.

    Fast forward to today....after several backyard hangs and multi day trips, I have concluded that I would like to try Cinch Buckles. I don't care about a few grams, and really want something simple as my kids love to lounge (e.g. swing and wrestle) in the hammock when we go to parks to play for a couple hours. Check my avatar.

    Long way winded way of saying...try 'em all. Just err on the side of safety.

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    Agreed...just personal preference with the exception of ENO Slapstraps. They have a lot of stretch and are generally regarded as terrible.

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    As fun as it is to experiment with a SLS system (I once hung 32' between trees at only 6'-8" up and will continue to improve my suspension), the strap and buckle suspension from Warbonnet is very easy and whoopie slings the lightest ... if you can find trees 12-15 feet apart.

    I'm relatively new to this so hope that you will read throughly.

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    Now you did it... Started the Great Suspension Debate of 2012!

    It is all preference:

    Sgt. Rock is so worried about individual grams that he uses UCRs instead of Whoopies.

    If I were backpacking (which I never seem to do) I would use whoopies/toggles and tree straps.

    If I exclusively car camped, I would use strap suspension of some sort, as it's easy.

    Oh: and no matter what, I'd use Dutch Ti Clips.

    John
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