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    I personally couldn't sleep knowing I had a hole in my hammock. I'd skip the repair and get a new hammock since it sounds like it's in a critical load-bearing area.

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    I'm thinking of repairing it and adding a second layer to slip the pad in between. I would use the holy layer as the outside, and the fresh hammock as the inside.

    I understand your concerns. I'll do some research and look into the manufacturer's specs. I'll be making some tough choices.

    Thanks for the help!
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    I'd backyard the hammock and see what happens. If you are going to remake it as a double put the new layer on the outside as that will take the major load unless you are doing a differential cut (not worth doing).

    The thing that amazes me about ENO slap straps is that they continue to sell them. The problem was old news when I started reading this forum.
    YMMV

    HYOH

    Free advice worth what you paid for it. ;-)

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    John - what a great offer (which I took you up on!) Thanks so much!

    I bought the straps on sale at Gander Mountain a year ago, before I knew anything. I even bought the pro 10' ones. I didn't know they were the wrong material.

    I was wondering which side to put the new hammock on. Thanks! will try it out. I'll let you all know how safe it feels and is. Pretty easy to damage if it's already ruined! (2.2 crinkle).

    I do have a Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter to try and my Handy Hammock is on the way - was thinking of putting the yellow inside, but I see how the physics of the tear work, the stress and weight would push me through the opening - like being sucked out of an airplane.

    Thanks for the insightful responses. This is a great community!
    Last edited by cv66seabear; 05-07-2013 at 22:32.
    To become Old and Wise, First be Young and Foolish.

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    Tree Straps

    I'm no expert, but it seems as though people think it's the straps. I got mine from fleet (the Stevens Point fleet is great) and they were 5-6 bucks for 12 ft...

    Oops disregard, I see you've got it covered!! Awesome people on the forum... always looking out for each other

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrs62284 View Post
    I got mine from fleet (the Stevens Point fleet is great)
    You should check out the new improved FF at Waupaca - a lot like Point!

    Let's hang one day! Central Wisconsin Hang!
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    First Hang - Ends on ground

    You can use nylon but it's a pain. I had a spool of tubular webbing to use up when I got into this hobby so that's the last thing I upgraded when I could afford it.

    The key is to use the webbing only on the tree, and Amsteel between tree and hammock. So I tied the MSH right at the tree. Secondly, make a point of hanging for a while, like a half hour, then retightening the suspension.

    The thing with nylon is that it bounces back during the day, so you have to restretch every night.

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    I wrote to ENO tonight, will be interesting if they exchange the straps for a set of Atlas straps. I'm interested to see their response.
    To become Old and Wise, First be Young and Foolish.

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    Boxed and ready. USPS picks up tomorrow.

    2- 6' straps with 3-double sewn X-box stitching. Guaranteed to hold 50 lbs... (aka, don't hang higher than you're willing to fall!)

    You'll need toggles, I couldn't find my spares... Sent another gift I hope you can use.


    Happy Hanging

    John
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    Quote Originally Posted by anachronist View Post
    I've never had any issues with my ENO atlas straps - they must be a different material than the other ENO straps. At the time I was using them I was 270 lbs, and I had no overnight stretch. I've since switched to whoopies and my wife uses the straps for their simplicity.
    +1 on the Atlas straps, ive not had any issues with mine either.

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