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    Bit the bullet

    Ordered some 1.1 ripstop from DIYgearsupply to make myself an UL hammock. I guess it is time to dig out my spare amsteel and make a new set of whoopies while I wait hopefully my new setup will be <10oz.
    I may be dumb, but at least I'm ugly!

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    Good luck, and remember, pics through the process. <10 oz is a wonderful goal.
    Enjoy and have fun with your family, before they have fun without you

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    Keep us posted!! Might want to try some smaller diameter line for your suspension like dynaglide to help shave weight.
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    I have some dynaglide UCR's I picked up from caveman that I would like to give another shot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iRokk View Post
    I have some dynaglide UCR's I picked up from caveman that I would like to give another shot!
    I know you had problems with the UCR's. If they still don't work for you, you can still use dynaglide whoopies to shave the grams from an amsteel whoopie.
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    I saw somewhere about rubbing the prusik on the rope to wear down the coating and get a better grip, so I will try that a bit. I am just worried that if I do experience the same kind of slippage and sudden stoppage in the 1.1 that I will hear a very unpleasant ripping sound and be re-introduced to the ground.
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    It's the bury that needs to be used a bit to remove some of the slippery coating. The prussik knot just needs to be wrapped and seated correctly(dressed) for it to "bite" and hold.

    Don't do too much damage to either cord rubbing or scraping. Just a little use should start to work out the slickness.
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    Well last time I used it both sides slipped, so hopefully that wore off the coating in the bury
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    Also, the project continued in another thread, https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=79631, where I will finish and post more pics.
    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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