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    Converted my NX-200 to a structural ridgeline

    I finally got the SMC rappel rings and 3mm Amsteel blue.
    I just sat down and tied it all on.

    I came up with the lengths by setting up the hammock with my normal cinch buckle setup. Then I ran a completely separate ridgeline that held up the netting. From there, I measured from the ends of the hammock, along the straps to where the separate ridgeline intersected.






    Here's my wife laying in it:


    I tied some shock-cord into a loop with a prussik on the ridgeline to hold up the netting
    Last edited by RAW; 03-17-2009 at 16:25.

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    pretty slick job you did

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    hey RAW--
    I ahve a nx 200 and after hanging out this past weekend, i noticed several of the guys use a ring/buckle type suspension....None of them had a clark though....would you mind sharing how you converted to a ring buckle suspension....also, the ridgeline idea looks awesome.....i need to try that out too...
    thanks

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    Added pics to first post.
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    And here's a pic of me in it:


    I'll have to go back and trim some of the tail ends later. But I'm leaving them for now in case I want to change the ridgeline length a little.

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    Nicely done.

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    great looking set up....i have noticed alot of folks use webbing or straping to run throug their gathered end on the hammock....What advantage or disadvantage is there to using the the rope that you did?
    Thanks

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    Looks good, I like the ridgeline on the Clark. What tarp are you using?

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    Very clean looking, nice work.

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    I'm curious how hard it was for you to convert it to rings, and where you got the hardwear. Also I see that senior members tend to prefer the ring setup as opposed to a carabiner and strap system. Is this more secure, faster setup, or easier to take down?

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