Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: So Cal
Hammock: ENO DBL, WBBB, DIY
Tarp: OES Cuben 4 season
Insulation: Burrow, Incubator
improvement on decending ring buckle system
Hello... first time post here.
I have been following the forums for some time now. Thought I would crawl out from under the rock and share something... after all, this forum has given so much to me. What an amazing amount of knowledge here!
I have two ENO double nests that I have been experimenting with suspension. I have one rigged up with whoopie slings and the other with descending ring buckles and webbing.
I have noticed that the buckle will want to slip if you get a situation like this:
I know a lot of folks put a slippery half hitch right behind the buckle, but this still tends to pull the webbing to one side in my opinion.
My solution to the problem is this:
Its a couple of pieces of 1" webbing sewn together with a grommet added. You could use wider webbing if you had it or probably even use a single piece of 1". I thought the wider sleeve would provide a little bit more friction and stay in place better. Its basically a strain relief for the tag end of your webbing. It ensures that the webbing stays square in the buckle providing the largest amount of surface area to hold the load. I added some lengths of zing-it lashing, complete with Canadian jam knot (thanks Rug), to the grommets to tie up the loose webbing and also provide for a drip line. Works pretty well...
...that's my baby girl sweeping the front porch. She knows she has to do her chores before she can nap in Dad's hammock.
Cool idea, Tyson! Can you daughter come do some cleaning at my house?!? She's a cutie!
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Of folding up a noisy day
In quiet covers, cool and gray.
---Leigh Buckner Hanes
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Surely, God never did.
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NE Alabama
Hammock: Clark NX-200
Tarp: Clark XL-Fly
Insulation: KAQ NR UQ/AHE KAQ
Suspension: Strap/cinch buckle
That is a very cool and innovative approach to solving the slippage problem. The helper is just too cute..........enjoy your time together in the hammock!!!!!!!
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