Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: coastal B.C.
Hammock: DIY (&c.)
friction hitches with Dyneema/Spectra
[This thread split from One More Suspension Arrangement.]
I have yet to acquire some coated (not sheathed) Dyneema/Spectra (like Cortland Plasma or Samson Amsteel Blue) and I'm requesting comments regarding its use with friction hitches. The following are particularly interesting to me.
- Adjustable Grip Hitch
Specifically, I'm thinking about attaching the hammock to a SLS by friction hitches, using closed loops of the same cordage (if a hitch slips, it just means more sag, not complete release from the SLS). I'm also considering the use of a friction hitch (like the Adjustable Grip Hitch) on the SLS to tie back to itself from the tree slings/huggers.
Incidentally, I don't see the benefit of Vectran for hammocks. As I understand it, it's primarily for applications which demand zero creep, and Dyneema/Spectra remains superior in strength:weight, UV resistance, and cost (though it has a very low melting point). Of course, I do understand curiosity in exotic materials. Thanks for your comments (and your videos) Grizz!
I find the following links on knots and hitches to be quite useful.
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