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    Exclamation Member Survey for New Huggers

    I'm thinking about having Strapworks make tree huggers from their Simple Sling, using polyester and/or seatbelt polyester webbing, 1-inch width. The new changes would be a to add a set of Double D-Rings in one end in lieu of a loop and putting a half twist in the remaining loop.

    I think the D-rings give options for end point connection to the rest of the suspension system by minimizing friction at the tie-end point for the huggers

    Rough cost is somewhere in the range of $7 for a 10-foot length, plus shipping

    Would anyone be interested in getting a set? If yes, what is your preference for the webbing choice and length???

    Survey will be open through Jan 26th, 2009. Then I have to move on with Strapworks order.

    PM me if interested.
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    I would want to know what the specs on the d-rings are. Simple d-rings would not serve for a suspension. Or maybe I misunderstand your intent.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    You did not miss my intent to use the D-rings at the end of the loop as tie-in to the rest of the suspension system. Talking with the Strapworks folk, they have no official rating/spec on the breaking strength for the D-rings. I am currently using their double d-ring belts as huggers and have their "heavywire" d-rings on those. They are as thick as the SMC rings, so the question of strength would appear be at the weld point on d-ring.

    You can see the d-rings on my set up in my photo albums. I may need to do another photo of the D-rings, i.e. closer and with something for scale.

    Let me know what you think.
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    Rockdawg... I would probably not be interested in redesigning my system at this point. I use ring buckles and webbing, but the ring buckles are on the hammock to a set on the huggers would be redundant. I am set for hanging straps for my wife and myself at this point. I am not dissing on the idea and the rings sound like they should be fine. I just don't need to fiddle with that part of the system.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Understood. Don't change what works.
    I'm still experimenting to find something I like better than my current setup. Maybe going to rings down the road if I get another hammock besides the HH.
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    Survey closed. No takers. Must not be a good idea or everyone is busted broke from Christmas. Will do my thing with the d-ring belt and report down the road on whether this works or not.
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