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    My New UCR-based Suspension

    Suspension has been the most difficult thing for me to figure out but now I'm happy with this new system just completed. It is two UCRs each 16.5 feet long made of 1/8" Amsteel. They have 12" buries and are lark's headed to 4' of heavy duty polyester straps. It feels solid and doesn't slip at all. Thanks to Fallkniven and Sgt. Rock for their instructions on the UCRs. It's a light, simple, straightforward way to hang between trees.

    My SRL is also 1/8" and I came to that dimension experimenting with a SLS inspired by olddog, bear chaser, and headchange4you.

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    Mike

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    Your hammock will likely break before that suspension. I would like to see what it looks like.

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    That's a bomber system. I'd also like to the pics.
    Brady

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    Pictures of the UCR System

    Thanks, Brady. Here are some pictures.





    Last edited by MDSH; 07-08-2013 at 16:35.
    Mike

    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)

    He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)

    While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)

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    Reason for the Strength

    The reason I like the 1/8" material is the principle learned from SLS systems -- the ability to span distances without having to climb a tree to do it.

    One could call this an interrupted SLS. It interrupts the single line with carabineers into which one can clip all kinds of stuff at the hammock.

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    Mike

    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)

    He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)

    While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDSH View Post
    The reason I like the 1/8" material is the principle learned from SLS systems -- the ability to span distances without having to climb a tree to do it.

    One could call this an interrupted SLS. It interrupts the single line with carabineers into which one can clip all kinds of stuff at the hammock.

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    I was trying to figure out why such a long and sturdy ucr setup but seeing the distance you have to span it makes sense now. Looks great. Thankfully the trees I have are closer in my yard but gives me some ideas. Since I lightened my load so dramatically getting rid of my tent I could definitely consider a slightly beefier suspension. Thanks.
    Brady

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