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    Suspension weigh in...whats your weight?

    Suspension...how much does your complete system weigh?

    So I have been working on my own flavor of suspension. I know that there are all sorts of proven suspension systems out there...and I thank all of you for the massive amount of information that has been shared on here...so awesome.

    But its cold where I live (Northern Alberta), and so lately I find myself spending a lot of time learning new knots and trying out different ways to hang my hammock from the joists in my basement I've been trying out all sorts of things...marlin spike hitch, dutch buckle, elephant trunks, sewn loop straps, water knot straps, descending rings, single line suspension, 3 to 1 zing it suspension so on and so forth...all sorts of stuff.

    I've run the gambit from total extreme maximum adjustability systems to total minimalist...pretty much nothing to it systems. I'm finally getting close to something I really like...meaning it works for my particular brand of hammock "madness" (just enough simplicity vs adjustability)...and it occurred to me that this may be a good time to do a weight check to see where I'm at

    So far my official weight...including the larkshead loops on the hammock is 150g.

    I know I can get it way lighter...but as it is right now its pretty sweet...in terms of functionality and ease of use...from a ****** noobs perspective

    So calling all gramers...whats your weight?...suspension wise

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    Disclaimer

    With all that said...I have one admission that I have to make...which I'm sure wont agree with many of you.

    I'm a whoopie sling virgin...I know...i'm sorry...but I ruled it out because I believe it restricts how close I am able to hang to a tree or strap.

    It is an important feature to me because I like to be able to remove the structural ridge line from the hammock, hang one end super close to the tree and effectively turn my hammock into a lazy boy

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    Whoopies, 5' straps, toggles 120g.

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    woopies are light eh?

    120g nice

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    yes the set I weighed are 40g.

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    Mine will be around the same as mr tattoo's then, a little more as my straps are 6 ft atm. Check out sgt rocks 1 oz suspension, "yer gonna die" .

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    The one I use is 88g for the pair. 5' tree strap rated at 900# and 5.5' Dynaglide whoopies.

    I made a set that came in at 70g with 3' straps and Dynaglide UCRs but was unhappy with the fiddle factor. For me it wasn't worth the weight savings.
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    If you used a small continuous loop larksheaded on your hammock you can use a Dutch Whoopie hook to connect to a whoopie sling. If you want to get close to the tree on one end, remove the whoopie sling and put the continuous loop that's on the hammock over a MSH. Just a thought.
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    27.9 grams per side, 55.8 grams total. 4.75' UCRs, with about 5' usable length with the WH on the end. I find it to be the simplest, cleanest system I've tried so far. I've tried a lot.

    I think you kind of get use to what you are usually using and then anything that is slightly different develops a "fiddle factor" while you are learning it.

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    I use 1" wide by about 12' of webbing straps, with two aluminum rings on each side. 190 g for the pair. I like this system for it's easy adjustment and speed to set up. Most whoopie systems I've seen have a certain minimum length of about one to three feet next to the trees I find objectionable.

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