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    Line locker suspension

    Thought I'd mention this method of hammock suspension I call a "line locker". I saw this method being use by "slackliners". It uses a rappel ring and carabiner. It locks both the working and tag ends of the climbing tape shown in the picture. It's not the lightest way to go but it gives you a carabiner on each end of your hammock suspension to attach stuff to. In the photo I'm using 1" climbing spec webbing, an Omega Pacific rappel ring, a Black Diamond carabiner, and then you see a whoopie sling going to my hammock.



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    I forgot to mention that you can also not use the rappel ring, tie the climbing tape into a marlin spike hitch and use the carabiner as the toggle. That works well and eliminates the ring and you still end up with a carabiner on each end of your suspension.

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    Can you explain further how this system is set up? Perhaps a step-by-step? I see it in your pic but not fully grasping this.
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    I'll see if I can do a short video on it.

    You fold the tape double, then pass it thru the ring, make one loop, pass it thru the ring a second time. Then you put the cararbiner thru both loops you formed thru the ring.

    When you put a load on either end of the tape it loops try to unwind back thru the ring but they are locked in place with the carabiner.

    I'll see what I can find to help you visualize it.

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    Syb, this video explains it let me know if this helps...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCQLJsSm_ec

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    That's a great way of attaching webbing to a carabiner. Like you say, not the lightest, but strong and easy to undo.

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    The setup shown is extremely strong. That's 1 inch Bluewater webbing rated over 4,000 lbs and no kinks, bends, or knots to derate it.

    I can't remember what whoopie slings are rated at but I think probably more than 1500 lbs?

    When you remove the carabiner, the webbing slips right out of the ring.

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    Very cool, thanks for sharing.
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