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  1. #21

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    Hmmmm ... I may need to order some Amsteel.

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    New Member Noob's Avatar
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    Anybody try it yet?

    Hey Everybody,

    Its been a while since I posted about the triangle suspension...just wondering if anyone has tried it yet?

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    Good ideas, way to stay busy in the cold!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cavey View Post
    Doubling your line doesn't raise your tensile strength. You're still working with 1,000 lbs.
    My thought exactly. Also,



    I can't be sure, but it looks like you're hanging on the toggle, not the knot. Depending on what your toggle is made from, this can be a recipe for rapid failure. So, for both those reasons, be careful my friend.

    It is a creative idea though. Thanks for sharing and happy hanging!!
    "Pips"
    Mountains have a dreamy way
    Of folding up a noisy day
    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

    ---Leigh Buckner Hanes

    Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.

    Surely, God never did.

  5. #25
    New Member Noob's Avatar
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    Re: TRIANGLE SUSPENSION...a noobs flavor of suspension.

    I have actually made a couple mods since my original post.

    I stopped double lining dynaglide and I am just using a single strand of 7/64 amsteal now.

    Although the picture looks like i am on the toggle...I am on the knot

    Anyone going to try their own flavor of a triangle suspension?

  6. #26
    New Member WRS's Avatar
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    I have a piece of amsteel if the weather clears up I will go out and try it.I like the idea of quickly going from bed to lounger.Thanks for giving me something else to play with.I will post pics after it quits sleeting outside.

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    Re: TRIANGLE SUSPENSION...a noobs flavor of suspension.

    Thats great...I cant wait to hear back from you. Today is ny last day of work...tonorrow I will take some pics of version 2.0 and repost.

  8. #28
    New Member WRS's Avatar
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    Rain and or snow forcast every day till friday.I may end up trying it out anyway,I just hate getting equipment wet then hanging it in the basement to dry.

  9. #29
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    Triangle version 2.0

    I hope the pics come through...im using an app from my phone.

    So here is version 2.0. I went back to 7/64 Amsteel.

    So I have a woopie hook spliced in on the head end (my first splice)...and secured the splice with 10 lb braided dyneema fishing line. Before I had the cord attached directly to the hammock but it was a pain in the but if i ever wanted to disconnect it for whatever reason.

    Then I run it up to a camp nano biner which is attached to half inch webbing via a marlin spike hitch

    The webbing is wrapped around the tree front to back to avoid putting a bite into the strap. So there are two half inch straps bearing the load on the back of the tree.

    The reason I am using the biner is because it is nice and smooth. I have found that Friction from hardware at the tree straps is bad for this type of suspension.

    then it goes to a biner on the other tree...and then back down to the foot end of the hammock.

    At this point I use two dutchware titanium biners in a garda hitch...and it works very very well.

    Thats it...I hope the pictures got through.

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    Pictures version 2.0 of Triangle

    Here are the pics.
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