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  1. #21
    TZBrown's Avatar
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    Well I never have been dropped, but I have to confess to dropping my wife

    The whipping on the end of the hammock pulled off from the larks head attachment to the whoopie sling.
    No injuries resulted, I was just in the time out chair for a bit

    I also dropped Macentyre 2 times in one night

    He was sleeping in our place, on the way to MN, hanging from straps I had used for years from the ceiling joists.
    First one failed, then a bit later the second failed. Glad I had provided a thick crash mat under the hammock.

    I guess they were not good webbing, something I had found when I first started hanging.
    He made some loops from Mule tape that was hanging on the wall and now I use them instead of unknown strap material
    Life's A Journey
    It's not to arrive safely at the grave in a well preserved body,
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    Woo Hoo!....What a Ride!

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  2. #22
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    Who's Had their Suspension System Snapp???

    Remind me never to get into TZBrown's hammock!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    Needs more Hang time Catavarie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Remind me never to get into TZBrown's hammock!
    +1

    TZ must not want others in his trees
    *Heaven best have trees, because I plan to lounge for eternity.

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    I had a strap failure with cinch buckles. I did not pay attention to the buckle, it was twisted slightly, and it cut through the strap. I landed on the small of my back and compressed L5-S1. Spent 6 weeks in bed eating Dilaudid. I felt ok after the fall, it was during the 4.5 hr ride home that the pain set in.
    Beer won't solve problems, but then again, neither will milk !
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Remind me never to get into TZBrown's hammock!
    hahah..+2....If the webbing strength is unknown, I would consider it unsafe. I have a role of webbing that is rated for 600-800 lbs breaking strength but looks and feels almost identical to my other role of webbing that is rated for 3800lbs breaking strength. I am using the lower strength for making my utility straps for gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Never had one snap but had one put my arse on the ground ... cause some old dumbie didn't properly place the whoopie on the toggle ... or it came off while I was fiddling with the hammock. Definitely operator error.
    +1 on the that
    "I love not man the less, but Nature more."
    Byron

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    I never had straps or line fail, but once a toggle broke in two, and down I came. I selected a piece of wood that looked like it was thick enough, and the theory is that the whoopie holds to the strap, not the toggle. But the weight of the subject (myself of course) was too much for this wooden toggle. I could not for a minute figure out what had happened there in the dark, inside my HH expedition. Now I use a metal toggle.
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    Knock on wood I've not had a failure. In all threads I've read over the years, it's usually user error or poor products that cause problems.

    I have a feeling we'll not see an outright break in a strap or line without some kind of mitigating factor which is a good reminder to check your suspension frequently for wear as well as check it before entering your hammock.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    How did that happen? So just so I understand, you had tied a knot in the rope and the rope split where the knot was tied? Or was their already a knot tied in the rope? Hope you weren't injured and your back to hanging safely.
    I was trying to improve how the stock suspension connected. Had already had the s-clips slip out on a day hike once before. So I tied some knots in it where it connected to the s-clips. Hoping to keep it from slipping.

    I still have the knot stashed away on my wall of shame. I'll try to get a pic of it this evening.

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    Had a tree snap once but never suspension.

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