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  1. #31

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    I had ordered a ul explorer asym zip directly from hennesseyhammock.com along with whoopie slings for a 1or2 hole Hennessey from whoopiesling.com before I read about this change in how the hammock ends are gathered. Fortunately, the new hammock direct from Hennessey in Sep 2013 had the melted-cut two hole arrangement that I had expected. So they're not all changed yet.

  2. #32
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    The Newer whipping method with the Nylon strap (Vs 2 Holes) is Very Easy to switch over to whoopie slings or continuous loops/dutch hooks,etc..Just make 2-3 passes thru the nylon loop and larks head..Done..re-attach hood cover&zip tie. A 15" loop is required with the 2 burned holes, 8-10" is plenty for the newer whipping method.

  3. #33
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  4. #34
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    Hmm-

    I wonder if a different factory is making the sewn-end hammocks? At first I thought maybe the sewn end was just on Safari models. It could be the melted ends with a hole is the way the backpacker models are going and the less expensive (for their size class) are going to be sewn. I will drop a note to Hennessy Hammocks.
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  5. #35
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    Tom Hennessy responded to my post. SOME hammock models are being produced with the stitched ends. This modification allows for easier replacement of the ridgeline, so the average person can do this without returning the hammock for repair. Modifying/untying the the suspension ropes voids the Hennessy warranty, so this change avoids that issue for damaged ridgelines in (again) some models.

    BTW-There are fewer items in the "scratch and dent sale" because there have been fewer returns.
    Rosaleen

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  6. #36
    Senior Member DRobertson's Avatar
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    You can feel the difference in the whipping without taking off the black stuff. The traditional HH whipping feels round and bulky, while the "new" HH whipping feels flat at the ends. but thats just my 2 cents.

  7. #37
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    yeah, easy to tell the difference

    my new Explorer Ultralite has the old style, whereas the included Cub has the new style

  8. #38
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    Sorry I'm a bit late to the party on this one. I just bought a Hennessy Explorer Deluxe Zip brand new from REI late Feb of this year( so less than a month ago). It has the new sewn-in webbing end. I can confirm that the ridgeline is attached by stringing it through the end of the webbing loop on the inside. It would be very easy to change out the ridgleline as it is no longer required(for those that have the new webbing loop) to undo the suspension lines. I can also confirm that the snakeskins don't go down as far due to the end bundle being wider. It still goes down far enough to overlap(even with my exlplorer deluxe), but just barely. It only overlaps by an inch or two. I find when I fold the skinned hammock to bundle it all together for storage, the overlap gets a gap and some of the hammock/tarp pops out the center. Not a huge deal, just something to keep in mind and watch out for if you store your hammock on the outside of your pack in the skins.

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