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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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    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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    UCR's and Slippage

    9" of bury is not enough according to Sampson Rope. You should have about 12" bury.

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    Had that happen the other day with 1/8 Amsteel Blue. I hadn't made sure my taught line hitch was extended out and "taught". It didn't grab so the bury never got tightened down on. Ooops! That said, once I get the angle of my dangle set where I want it, I tie a couple slippery half hitches to help lock it in place just in case.

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    Putting a half hitch in the tail right up by the bury is a good idea. Seems that would prevent slippage?
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    I tested those UCR's again, as I wasn't ready to give up yet, and I guess they just needed to be worn in and rub that slick coating off. Worked like a charm! I was a little wary at first climbing into my new 1.1 hammock, but I soon fell asleep and had no mishaps
    I may be dumb, but at least I'm ugly!

    I've done so much, with so little, for so long, now I can do anything with nothing.

    It's not peer pressure, it's just your turn.

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