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    Mullach' Abu XTrekker's Avatar
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    I have found that larger diameter Amsteel ends up needing less of a bury. When I made a set of Dynaglide UCRs I had to have a much larger bury than my 7/64ths Amsteel UCRs. I know this is opposite of what some have said but this what I found out through testing on my own through several UCR bury failures. This makes since to me because a larger diameter line has more surface area contact between the two lines, thus more friction and less bury length needed. Best thing I can recommend to you is to do your own testing on this. That is what I did and I found out some major differences in what I found vs what is commonly repeated by the masses.

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    I'm hanging my UCR/SLS tomorrow for some prep prior to next weekends hang and will do some measurements to confirm but I'm hanging 220 lbs. from 7/64th and have never experienced any slippage. From memory, 63 yo memory, the bury is only 6" or so with a tautline hitch backer. I'll get back.
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    All else fails use woopies they don't slip 7/64 holds my weight and my wife's that's 450 lbs

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    Use to use whoopies for awhile. I have grown to dislike them alot now. I'm sure I wouldnt dislike them if I had some of Dutch's whoopie hooks. I really got tired of them slipping off the MSH when I adjusted them. And when I have all my quilts and gear in my hammock, it is kind of a pain to adjust them with the load on it. End up needing a 3rd hand almost. I am nitpicking alittle but after using UCRs, I just cant reason myself to go back to whoopies. It really is a preference thing but I strongly recommend everybody try both for awhile before settling on one because you never know what your missing until you try it out.

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    As XTrekker has done, I'm moving way from whoopies for hammock suspension and leaning toward python straps, sometimes called daisy chains by rock climbers. They give a step-wise rather than continual adjustment but I'm hopping that will be good enough. I have amsteel loops and just larks head to my hammock ring and biner to a loop in the suspension sling. At least it is supposed to be that simple. I'll see after I build the pipe stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfanboy View Post
    7/64 amsteel is strong enough for me using Whoopie Slings. But I just tried some UCRs I made and it slipped right away.

    I am 6'2" 325lbs (sigh), and often hang on trees too far apart. I did a 10 inch bury, and when I tested it this past weekend, it failed. As soon as my weight was in the hammock fully I slowly slid to the ground.

    Do I need to go up in size amsteel, not for the strength of the line but for the size of the bury?
    I am just curious if the 10 bury was measured before or after the completion. My first set I had made with a 12 inch pre measured bury and the finished bury was about 10 1/2 inches. I didn't consider it would be shorter after I milked it through. Now I pre measure at 14 inches which leaves it finished at about 12 inches. I am 220# and it holds great.
    I also use a taughtline hitch. I wrap total of 6 times around.
    I used this thread to get me through it.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=66163
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