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    New Member Noob's Avatar
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    Hardware throw down ...whats your favorite?

    Hardware throw down...whats your favorite way to connect a tree strap to amsteel...and why?

    I'm not sure if the attached picture came through...but here is whats on my hardware list. I have these ordered from heaviest to lightest...I think...my scale is kinda crappy. The weights listed are those that my scale reads...so I apologize in advance if I mess them up.

    1. Biner- 26g

    2. Square cinch buckle- 26g

    3. SMC decending rings- 22g

    4. triangle cinch buckles- 17g

    5. Elaphant trunk-17g

    6. Tri Glides-10g

    7. Dutch Buckle- 10g

    8. Home made toggle- 8g

    9. BIAS Carbon toggle- 2g
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    Sorry if this seems like a stupid question, I am new to this but how would you use the Elephant trunk? Also is the tri glade as quickly adjustable as the Square cinch buckle?

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    Pretty sure the cinch buckles and rings are for attaching webbing to the hammock, not tree straps to amsteel.

    I have only used my diy carbon toggles cut from a broken fishing rod, only weigh 3g for the pair and worked perfectly.

    The elephant trunks slide onto the webbing, lock in place and you put the amsteel onto the hook.

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    webbing to hammock

    It seems to me that no matter what your suspension system is...at some point you need to connect webbing to amsteel.

    Whether its a whoopie sling to a tree strap via a marlin spike hitch....or...webbing to a hammock via triangle cinch buckles and an amsteel loop.

    There is generally always a webbing to amsteel transition at some point in any suspension system.

    So whats your favorite way to do that? and why?

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    Dutch buckle, works great, has the little shock cord to lock the amsteel on the buckle, so it won't slip off.....RR
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    I've only just started using toggles after watching Shug's video (on the knot, not the toggle!) and find the marlin spike very simple, quick and the toggles are only a few grams.

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    I use the Dutch buckle. Light weight, easy to use and as RR mentioned the buckles have a small piece of shock cord to ensure the amsteel doesnt slide off.

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    I use everything Dutch. Because if it ain't Dutch it ain't much. My favorite are his woopie hooks, I love the Dutch Biners, The Dutch clips make wrapping the straps around the tree fast and easy. And best of all their shinny
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    Quote Originally Posted by lazy river road View Post
    I use everything Dutch. Because if it ain't Dutch it ain't much.
    +1 I love the Dutch Buckles and Stingerz.

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    Right now I use Elephant Trunks. Cant say they are the best since its the only thing I have used for my whoopies. But they work great.

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