Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Sweeper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Charleston, SC
    Hammock
    BIAS WW Dbl 1.1
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    HG 3S Incubator
    Suspension
    Slings or Straps
    Posts
    455
    Images
    52

    Ring Buckle system - Older HH Exped Aysm?

    Hi folks, first post. I am glad to have discovered the forums, as I own a HH and Speer, and have gone from hanging to ground gripper and back several times over the past few years. This forum has gotten me fired back up to hang again, even to the point that my HH Exped Asym is at 2Q/ZQ's getting Mod #2 as we speak (thanks, Donna!).

    Here's my question. In doing the forum dump on the ring buckle systems, I started looking at my HH to see if I can make it work. First thing I noticed is that it appears my line leading from the HH is much heavier than others I've seen in the pictures (not sure of what it actually is). In fact, it's so think that I have concerns that a ring buckle will even work correctly in it. My HH is at least 4 years old, I think, and of the heavyweight variety as I weigh in around 245. Has anyone played with a HH and ring buckles using this heavy weight line? I'd like to get some feedback before I start messing around and possibly cutting that line off of the hammock.

    Thanks,

    PurpleHaze, member of the N GA hiking group called "The Corps of Insanity"

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    New Orleans, LA
    Posts
    3,565
    Images
    57
    I wouldn't see why it wouldn't work. The line into the rings just supports the hammock weight and attaches it to the rings. You might have to experiement with knots to get it to come out right.

    Experiment a little than cut the lines when you are happy.

    Welcome aboard.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

  3. #3
    Senior Member hangnout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Monterey, TN
    Hammock
    DIY Bridge
    Tarp
    DIY Tarps
    Insulation
    Leigh's UQ's
    Posts
    1,715
    Images
    122
    Just Jeff has a setup on his webpage that should work.

    http://tothewoods.net/HomemadeGearHHGarda.html

    I think the second version in the directions using the prussik adapter would work best for the larger line.

    Welcome aboard
    Last edited by hangnout; 04-30-2009 at 09:11.

  4. #4
    HappyCamper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    WV
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BB, 1.1 single
    Tarp
    JRB11x10 Z-P cuben
    Insulation
    Yeti JRB WestMtg
    Suspension
    webbing, Dutchclip
    Posts
    3,523
    Images
    47
    I think rings would work just fine on your hammock.

    Grizz also posted instructions for Garda Hitch hanging from a Marlinspike hitch toggle that works with rings. I like this setup.
    I intend to live forever, or die trying. -- Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

  5. #5
    New Member STonED's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Quebec
    Posts
    8
    Images
    6
    i use the ring/garda supension since last spring with my hh
    and i didnt change the cord on the hammock ...
    all i did was to buy 4 rings at the store and add them to the tree hugers , im 200lb and it never sliped , just secure it with a slipery half hitch and it should hold . i bought my hammock 2 years ago so i dont know if its the same suspension cord then yours but even if it was twice the sise a mine i dont see why it wouldnt work ....

  6. #6
    Sweeper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Charleston, SC
    Hammock
    BIAS WW Dbl 1.1
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    HG 3S Incubator
    Suspension
    Slings or Straps
    Posts
    455
    Images
    52
    Thanks, guys. As soon as my local REI gets the rings back in stock I am going to try it. I'll have the modified HH back from ZQ early next week.

    -PH

  7. #7
    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Hammock
    Warbonnet ON!
    Tarp
    SuperFly or MacCat
    Insulation
    Yetis & Mambas
    Suspension
    Webbing and rings
    Posts
    13,919
    Images
    136
    Quote Originally Posted by Purple_Haze View Post
    Thanks, guys. As soon as my local REI gets the rings back in stock I am going to try it. I'll have the modified HH back from ZQ early next week.

    -PH
    Ah heck man, don't wait for REI to get them in stock. I learned a little secret recently from an REI employee when asking about the SMC rings. He said that they are almost always scooped up by employees as soon as they come in. Certainly explains why I rarely find them in the store.

    Just order them online for store pick-up. They are usually there within 48 hours, cost the same, and the employees don't get to swipe them first. Problem solved.
    Last edited by Cannibal; 05-01-2009 at 15:41. Reason: Spelling. What else?
    Trust nobody!

  8. #8
    Senior Member elcolombianito's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Bogota, Colombia
    Hammock
    HH Expedition A-Sym (Zipper Mod)
    Tarp
    HH Poly. Hex
    Insulation
    HH SuperShelter
    Suspension
    ring buckles
    Posts
    208
    Images
    20
    Purple_Haze, awesome avatar pic! Are you also permanently closing that beautiful (yes, sometimes painful) bottom entry slit after the zipper mod?
    "This is what i love about backpacking... Just clean your stuff by licking it." - Shug

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Oregon
    Hammock
    HH Exp A-Sym
    Tarp
    HH 70D "HEX" PU
    Posts
    153
    These rings should be fine right?

    http://www.summithut.com/products/descending-ring/

  10. #10
    GrizzlyAdams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Illinois
    Hammock
    DIY Bridge, v0.n, where n is large
    Tarp
    depends on season
    Insulation
    DIY UQ
    Posts
    4,628
    Images
    564
    those are the ones alright.

    Buy a bunch, they come in handy in all sorts of ways, and it helps to amortize the shipping cost.

    Grizz

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •