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    Intoduction

    Hi hammockers, I'd like to introduce myself and then ask a couple of questions. I'm in Georgia and live near Atlanta but travel all over the state & southeast for trips. Mostly hiking and bicycle touring with some

    I picked up an Eagle's Nest hammock at REI recently. I went with the ENO instead of a HH or other "jungle" hammock for versatility, mainly because I want a lounger in camp and not necessarily a sleeping hammock. I will be adding a Maccat tarp to the mix for sleeping out, though.

    I'm still debating about the ENO Slap Straps or converting the hammock to a double-ring system. The stock system works well, though, so I'm going to take it out a few times before I start messing with stuff.

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    Welcome to the forums. Happy hanging!
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    welcome to the hanging crowd!!! i too, own the eno, and i looooooooove the slap straps. easy set up!! this coming weekend is ed speer's sehha get together in hot springs, you should try to attend (april13-15th)
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    Thanks peanuts, you're close by -- watch out for me lounging at Stone Mountain if you're ever down there.

    Do you have the regular Slap Straps or the Pros? I need to order a pair and am trying to decide if the upgraded length and thinner webbing is worth it.

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    Welcome.

    Some people here have the slap straps and love them. I never used them, but from looking at them don't really care for them. To me their bad point is the fact that you only have so many fixed points of adjustment. But then again this is why some people love them. On the ring system you would have the option to adjust to a tight pitch of any length.

    If you use the ring system, tie a slip knot in the webbing left over after the rings. This helps the webbing from slipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikenque View Post
    Thanks peanuts, you're close by -- watch out for me lounging at Stone Mountain if you're ever down there.

    Do you have the regular Slap Straps or the Pros? I need to order a pair and am trying to decide if the upgraded length and thinner webbing is worth it.
    If you're going to stick with the Slap Straps, I'd definitely go with the Pros. I've got a set of the regular straps and I'm not happy with them at all. They're too short, too heavy, and they don't have enough attachment loops for adjustment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    But then again this is why some people love them. On the ring system you would have the option to adjust to a tight pitch of any length.

    If you use the ring system, tie a slip knot in the webbing left over after the rings. This helps the webbing from slipping.
    I like the ring system better for versatility in pitching. The ENO hammock uses a heavy cord through a hem in the end of the fabric. Could I just untie that cord, insert the rings into the loop, then retie the original cord and use the rings from there?

    Seems like the ENO would adapt easily to a ring system but I'm hesitant to mess with the factory system -- I'm pretty good at knots but I don't hang from them very often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikenque View Post
    I like the ring system better for versatility in pitching. The ENO hammock uses a heavy cord through a hem in the end of the fabric. Could I just untie that cord, insert the rings into the loop, then retie the original cord and use the rings from there?

    Seems like the ENO would adapt easily to a ring system but I'm hesitant to mess with the factory system -- I'm pretty good at knots but I don't hang from them very often.
    Sounds like you could use the factory cord, but I'd tie a standing loop in it and use that to make a larkshead (or similar knot) into the rings. You need some constriction on the rings to prevent slippage.
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    my 1st hammock was a ENO. i love the hammock but i took the slap straps back to the store. i don't remember now which type slap straps i had.
    some people like them but personally i like the ring buckles way better.
    you probably have already read the thread on the ring buckles but if not here's a link.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ht=ring+buckle
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikenque View Post
    Thanks peanuts, you're close by -- watch out for me lounging at Stone Mountain if you're ever down there.

    Do you have the regular Slap Straps or the Pros? I need to order a pair and am trying to decide if the upgraded length and thinner webbing is worth it.
    Welcome to the site. I've been wanting to stealth hang on Stone Mountain for awhile now. I will just have to use my headlamp sparingly to avoid attracting attention.
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