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  1. #11

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    Still using rings/webbing here as well... switched my Clark over last Spring and never looked back. Easy setup and adjustments, no loose parts to misplace and the entire suspension stays with the hammock. In the process of switching my son's HH over to rings as well, just need to go by myself some webbing and I'll be done with that.

    As they say HYOH!

  2. #12
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    Apr 2008
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    Hennessey Explorer Ultralight
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    The ring buckle system is "mature" as compared to other systems that get the buzz now. There for a while ring and cinch buckle systems got all the discussion time. After a while the system was refined and matures so there is not so much discussion. That doesn't mean they are dead. It just means there not that much more innovation to take place. Pretty soon whoopie slings will give way to the next new thing and won't be the center of attention any longer.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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  3. #13

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    Rings are not dead. Reality is more like a small group or folks zealous to get us all to convert to whoopee's so we can share the pain. (fiddle factor, hang length, toggle, etc.)
    YMMV

    HYOH

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  4. #14
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    I never got the rings, but I am still using the original Onrope1 cinch buckle on my Claytor No Net, plus the 2 different types of cinch buckles on my 2 WBs(so far I prefer the ones that came on my 1st gen WBBB to the ones on the WBRR, since it is for some reason easier for me to use and I don't mind having to add a slippery 1/2 hitch). On some of my other hammocks I have whoopies. On two of my JRB bridge hammocks, I still use what is probably my 2nd to least favorite: the Tri-glides that came with them. ( I could easily swap out for some WS on the UL model, but have not yet bothered)

    What is my least favorite? The rope/hugger/fig 8 lashing of the HH. But guess what? I still use this on my 2 UL Explorers. And I am still OK with that, just not a big deal, and it even has a couple of advantages.(zero hardware, for one, always easy to undo for another) Way back I changed this to a cinch buckle on the head end, while I used some sort of plastic "cleat" on the footend. But I changed it back to stock because I wanted to move my cinch buckle to another hammock, and I have left it that way since.

    Why so many? Because I have decided that, while it was fun to experiment and some are def a little lighter, faster or less complicated than others, it really didn't make much difference to me in actual use. So I tend to use whatever came with the hammock. It is a rare time when I don't have a few minutes to spare while setting up camp, and I guess I don't count grams enough for an oz or 2 to make that much difference. Though if I did, there would be a couple of oz to save in there some where.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

  5. #15
    SilvrSurfr's Avatar
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    Jersey Shore, NJ
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    Quote Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
    Rings are not dead. Reality is more like a small group or folks zealous to get us all to convert to whoopee's so we can share the pain. (fiddle factor, hang length, toggle, etc.)
    I never tried rings, buckles, or straps on my suspension. I've converted all my hammocks to whoopies with Dutch Whoopie hooks. No toggle, no fiddle factor, and I like that the suspension is NOT permanently connected to the hammock. I can toss my wet suspension in one bag, and my dry hammock in another.

    You're right about the toggle being a drag, which is why I converted to Dutch buckles before converting to whoopie hooks. I never had a whoopie fall off a Dutch buckle.

    http://dutchwaregear.com/dutch-buckle.html

  6. #16

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    Is amsteel ok to use with the 2 ring system?

  7. #17
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    I just use amsteel to connect rings to the hammock

  8. #18
    Mr. Arrowhead pgibson's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by stalker42 View Post
    Is amsteel ok to use with the 2 ring system?
    As a point to connect the rings to the hammock yes. As a suspension system sandwiching the amsteel between the rings absolutly not ok. Amsteel is not made to be used in that way and can not survive the compression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    As a point to connect the rings to the hammock yes. As a suspension system sandwiching the amsteel between the rings absolutly not ok. Amsteel is not made to be used in that way and can not survive the compression.
    Amen! Brother Paul

  10. #20

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    Could someone please post a pic of how you use your rings? I am having a hard time wrapping my head around how to use anything other than a rope of some sort. Thank you all.

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