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    Video : A Brief Primer on Hammock Suspension, Part II : cord

    It only took about six different trips out to the city park to get all the shots I wanted, but I got it all and had an edit-fest.
    These two videos go through some techniques useful in a cord-based suspension.

    Topics covered in the first video include

    • attaching cord to hammock
    • attaching cord to webbing
    • tie-off using a buntline hitch (what WBG recommends for his cord-based BB)
    • garda hitch
    • Marlinspike hitch


    The second video completes the discussion by talking about
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    • structural ridgeline
    • single line suspension


    The main thing I want to illustrate is that with only a smattering of knot smarts one can assemble a cord-based suspension that is considerably lighter and less bulky than webbing, but very nearly as easy-to-use and flexible. Even with mittens on.

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    Wow... That's an extremely well-produced series Grizz.

    Thanks for your efforts. This will make a wonderful reference for all forum members, both new and well-versed.
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    Excellent videos, Grizz! Thanks a lot for putting those together.

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    Yeah, thanks Grizz! I really appreciate your efforts here. Now I have to go try out a couple of these systems!


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    Keep 'em coming Grizz. These are awesome vids.

    EDIT:
    The THX intro is great. I love it.
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    Nice stuff Grizz. Almost makes me want to play around with the cordage again.

    A minor point which I have found is that black lettering is not very effective against a multi-colored or patterned background. I had difficulty reading the resource notes at the end. For those of you making videos with overlaid texts use something other than black lettering to highlight the contrast. As I learned in my years as a stage prop toadie... black disappears.
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    Kudos to yudos

    This is an invaluable overview of the various hitching strategies. Should be how every hammock newbie spends their first 20 minutes learning about hammock hanging.

    Suggestion: it would be nice to have an index in your notes about what timepoints the various techniques are illustrated at. I can see wanting to go back and look at a particular technique without sitting through the whole vid.

    Again, nice work.

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    Rev, Kurt-
    thanks for the suggestions. I haven't figured out whether youtube allows one to replace one version of the video for another---I tried doing that when the youtube automated digital rights police busted me for using the audio of "Bridge over Troubled Water" that I lifted from youtube...

    but I ought to be able to put this information in the notes section of the video's page.

    I'm on it...

    Grizz

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    Sooooo now I am in my studio staring down all my cord yet again!
    Tremendous work ...( if you can call it that ) .... really gave new insight to line suspension that I have yet to tie and try.
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    Now maybe i can try those fancy knots of yours. Really well done.
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