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    UCR's and Slippage

    Well, today I tried out my new Dynaglide UCR's for the first time. I liked them; they were light (13g for a set vs 37g for my whoopies), they were thin, and the fixed eye has less of a chance of slipping off of my MSH than the adjustable loop of the whoopie. I set up my hammock, tightened my UCR's, milked the crap out of the buries, and had a prussik behind each bury for backup. I climbed in, and less than a minute later I found myself falling quickly to the ground. Luckily for me, the Dynaglide seemed to have "fused" to itself from the friction, and that was what broke my fall.

    Not to be deterred from one minor setback, I tightened it up again, once again milked my buries, made sure the prussiks were in place, and climbed into my hammock. Again, less than a minute later I felt that familiar sensation of falling, again stopped short of the ground from the Dynaglide "fusing" to itself from the friction. This time it was the other side. For the record, I weigh 189.6lbs, so a little under the recommended max weight for Dynaglide UCR's (from what I have been reading around here).

    So, UCR's may work for some of you folks, but It looks like I am sticking to my tried-and-true whoopies!
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    how long is the bury?
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    Each side of these has a 9" bury
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    I use 7/67 Amsteel UCR's with a 10 inch bury all the time, and I outweigh you...let's just say significantly. They hold just fine. One thing I have on mine is a loop of shock cord holding the "loose" end tight instead of Prusic's. You might want to make sure that end is still no releasing. Don't know if the bury might not be long enough or not. Good luck with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRokk View Post
    Each side of these has a 9" bury
    Well there is your problem...I weight about the same minus 4lbs and I havent had any problems with mine. I use a taut-line hitch for mine though with 12.5" buries. My video on how I make mine is in my Signature.

    My 7/64" amsteel UCRs are shorter than my Dynaglide ones. They are only 10".

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTrekker View Post
    Well there is your problem...I weight about the same minus 4lbs and I havent had any problems with mine. I use a taut-line hitch for mine though with 12.5" buries.
    I dunno, I think Caveman weighs more than me (correct me if I'm wrong, I'm down to 185 now, sad day), and he was bouncing around in them in his video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iRokk View Post
    I dunno, I think Caveman weighs more than me (correct me if I'm wrong, I'm down to 185 now, sad day), and he was bouncing around in them in his video.
    The smaller diameter dynaglide needs longer buries than thicker amsteel. I have learned this from experience. My first set of dynaglide UCRs were 10" just like my 7/64s amsteel UCRs and they slipped just like yours did. Others on here have had the same results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRokk View Post
    I dunno, I think Caveman weighs more than me (correct me if I'm wrong, I'm down to 185 now, sad day), and he was bouncing around in them in his video.
    I'm ~187 lbs using 8.5" buries with green dynaglide and no slipping from the get-go.

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    You could try more wraps on your prussiks. And make sure they're a smaller diameter line.
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    Try them a few more times. They may just have needed the slick urethane coating worn in a bit.

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