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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Hey! How about using a PVC "T" connector for the toggle? Drill the hole through the cross piece but loop the cont. loop over the stem part of the "T" and the suspension line.

    I'm stuck in an airport right now with no access to Amsteel.
    That will teach me to always pack Amsteel in my carry-on!
    Clever! Will try. How small?

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    PVC
    I see the pvc as being too slick to provide enough friction to hold the hitch without slipping.

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    I love this forum and all the ingenious ideas that come from all you great folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    PVC
    I see the pvc as being too slick to provide enough friction to hold the hitch without slipping.
    It worked for Timberrr, although required 2 half hitches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    PVC
    I see the pvc as being too slick to provide enough friction to hold the hitch without slipping.
    The pair Timberrr and I made using PVC held me just fine if you use two half-hitches to create a clove hitch. Granted I only weigh about 130, but I did bounce around in the hammock quite a bit during the test.
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    CPVC has a thicker wall letting you use a smaller T fitting
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    Drip Ring

    Are you able to get it under your tarp? My CL's coming off my hammock are short enough that it's under the tarp. Right now, I'm using a Dutch whoopie hook (Attached to UCR's) which is suppose to act as a drip ring as well.

    Of course, you could always tie a piece of cloth the old way which was fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    Let's go over the advantages:
    1. even more variable in length than a whoopie?
    2. can be set up via carabiner as one system=less likely to leave tree hugger
    3. its radical and you'll be the coolest at the next group hang
    4. more?

    Cons:
    1. slower to adjust than a whoopie (but not by much)
    2. keeps your mouth off the amsteel (i've seen hangers use their teeth
    to hold the hammock rig while adjusting the whoopie and amsteel is
    probably rough on the enamel
    3. Dont loose that fancy Dutch Ti toggle! yes something else to keep up with
    and harder to fabricate in the field compared to a MSH
    4. more?
    I love this idea but I'm not really sure how it's an improvement over Whoopies or UCRs.
    Can anyone list the top selling points?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Hey! How about using a PVC "T" connector for the toggle? Drill the hole through the cross piece but loop the cont. loop over the stem part of the "T" and the suspension line.

    I'm stuck in an airport right now with no access to Amsteel.
    That will teach me to always pack Amsteel in my carry-on!
    I had that same thought last night when you were asking about the safety of the small radius. I had even typed a reply out on my iPhone and deleted it until I thought more about it! Would a copper T work if the hole was large and smooth enough?

    As far as slickness, can you rough up the pvc with coarse sandpaper, or even paint with a thin coat of flat spray paint? Just an idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moel Siabod View Post
    I love this idea but I'm not really sure how it's an improvement over Whoopies or UCRs.
    Can anyone list the top selling points?
    You have one cord instead of 2 so its lighter than a whoopie and a UCR
    Amsteel for one whoopie can make 2 of these.
    Doesn't have a minimum hang distance like a whoopie (ie the length of the bury)
    and its NEW
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