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    New Member whoop!'s Avatar
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    Have you ever been dumped?

    Have you ever been dumped out of your hammock due to some sort of equipment failure? If so, what were the specifics and the reason? Did your hammock material fail? Did your suspension fail? Did some part of your setup let you down? If so, what were the specifics behind the failure? I'm just worried because I've never personally experienced a fall, but I'm pretty nervous using whoopie slings for the first time. Just nervous that some part of my setup will let me down.
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    failure

    Yup, the pleated end DIY hammock I made snapped in an instant.

    I had set up deep padding in case of a failure, and gotten into it several times to try it out. Then, later, with no padding, while making a few adjustments, one end popped, and it was sheared off in a clean line. Fortunately, that time it was only hung a few inches off the floor, but I still had a sore tail bone for a few days. This was probably caused by the placement of holes cut through for the suspension rope, which were too close together.
    Never more than one man left behind, so far !

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    From the title I thought you were going to say your girl dumped you because you talk about hammocks more than you talk about her...

    I have thankfully never had a failure. I use dynaglide Whoopies and straps for my suspension and has never failed me. I know a lot of people who are almost afraid of dynaglide, but if my brother (160lbs) can literally use his hammock as a swing with a roughly 15degree hang angle and not snap them, I'm pretty sure they'll hold just about anyone who is willing to go out in the woods in the first place.

    End rant....

    Going to get in my hammock to relax a bit now.
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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    While I've never had a failure, I have been dumped once due to my own stupidity. On our last hang in fact.

    Timberrr and I have been playing with our Chrysalis trying to get the insulation just right. On our first night it perfect for the first time ever (so of course I have to fiddle with it some more). The second night I discovered I had created a cold spot where one did not exist before. Instead of getting out of the hammock to fix it I sat up and tried to reach around under the hammock and adjust it that way. Turns out that was a bad idea.

    Yes, you can roll a hammock. The good news is that the flip was so complete that I landed on my bottom not my head. The ground was very soft. Nothing was hurt, not even my pride, as Timberrr was kind enough not to laugh at me for it.

    I did laugh at myself plenty though.
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    I've had a very slow and graceful decent after not milking one of my whoopies after adjusting. Not really a failure, just a lack of concentration

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    Yep,,after 1 1/2 yrs hanging in the house, eyebolt let go that was in the wall about 3am and dumped my butt on the floor about 2 weeks ago. Checked out where I had the eyebolt and it was in the crack between the 2 wall joices and not in the wood. Drilled another hole and filled the other one, this time its in the wood stud. (the wife had a good laugh!)

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    While experimenting with soft shackles I had one fail. Due to a improperly tied stopper knot. When it failed I got dumped on my tail bone right onto the center bar of my hammock stand. I was bruised and sore for weeks.
    Terry

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    Senior Member ibgary's Avatar
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    I've dropped twice. 1st time in the back yard. I was using nylon cord and it snapped. One second I'm reading and then I'm on the ground.
    The 2nd time I was camping and I forgot to put the safety pin in my UCR. I like ucrs better than woopies. As soon as I got in it began a slow decent and a second or so later I was on the ground.

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    Yes.....I have been dumped, dropped, deposited harshly......
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