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    New Member Dank Lemons's Avatar
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    Why do you use one suspension system over another?

    I have seen over a dozen different types of suspension systems and set ups. I was wondering what the pros and cons of the different suspensions were and why you use the set up that you do.

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    Dank Lemons

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    Just Hanging Out Mumbles's Avatar
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    I use buckles and straps from Dutch and Warbonnet on each hammock in my family's camp gear. Nothing is easier to adjust, not for me, the wife or the girls. They may weigh a bit more, but that is fine with me.
    Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the strength to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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    I chose whoopie slings with the marlin spike hitch because it seemed the lightest option out there and easy to manage.

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    I chose whoopie slings and marlin spike hitches as well for my hammock because of the ease of use, adjustment and weight.

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    I've used whoopie slings on one hammock and now cinch buckles on my hammock from Warbonnet. Although a bit heavier, I prefer the cinch buckles with Dutch Clips for the easiest installation and adjustment ever!
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    Cinch buckles on my wife's for ease of use. Whoopies and MSH on mine because I like the adjustability of it. Kids have whoopies and Dutch Clips instead of toggles.

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    Mullach' Abu XTrekker's Avatar
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    Grown to dislike whoopies. I now use UCRs and MSH. Ring buckles are also great an easy suspension and perfect for super cold temps when you dont want to take off your gloves to setup your hammock.

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    Welcome to HF.

    Webbing and cinch buckles on my bridge hammocks and whoopie/tree strap/MSH on the gathered end hammocks. I like them both and using different types on the two different hammock styles is more habit for me than anything else.

    Unless you are a get one setup and never get another type person, you will likely end up trying many suspension setups 'cause it's fun and you'll be curious. In other words, pick one and get started.

    I do suggest staying away from some of the more complicated (to initially set up) single line suspensions until you have some experience.

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    Webbing and cinch buckles (from White Mountain) with Dutch Clips. Easier to use, and never leave your tree straps on the tree.

    Whoopies were too "fiddly" for me and didn't always work well, and are difficult to adjust once a load has been applied. Descender rings were likewise difficult to adjust after a load is applied.

    I also wear a belt made from tree strap and a cinch buckle. Its 5 feet long and I can use it to extend one strap if needed.

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    While I use Whoopies and straps, I find the straps and cinch buckles are easier to use and adjust.

    Best to get both and try them to decide which systems works best for you.
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