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blakos33
2007-10-17, 22:42
Nylon Slick Hammock parachute, very easy to use and very comnfort.I ve just tested this hammock and i think i wll use now all my life, so i ve bought mine in the website www.ticketothemoon.com, try and say what do you think about it?

SGT Rock
2007-10-18, 05:31
How well does the hook system work?

Hog On Ice
2007-10-18, 09:42
I got a hammock of the same design from Trek Light - it also had the hook but it was the first thing I took off and I first replaced the hook with ring buckles and then a cinch buckle and used polyester straps - either the ring buckles or the slightly heavier cinch buckle worked fine - unlike many of the other people from hammockforums.net using the buckle approach I just do the round turn and two half hitches to attach the strap to the tree. There are several vendors selling this type of hammock - shop around - the only reason I bought from Trek Light was that they would ship to a PO Box.

SGT Rock
2007-10-18, 11:04
I've gone to using a caribeener to attach my support lines to the tree huggers for both my hammocks (Summer Hennessy, winter homemade) and I use the round turn with two half hitches for that as well.

You should see my homemade hammock for winter HOI. Looks like a Hennessy without the bottom entry, net, or ridge.

http://www.trailjournals.com/photos.cfm?id=272799

http://www.trailjournals.com/photos.cfm?id=272802

Hog On Ice
2007-10-18, 12:58
looks good - did you use zip ties or whipping for the ends?

I think I'll probably go with a ridge line for the Trek Light - based on discussion on the hammock forum it looks like the "magic" number is 101 inches for the ridge line - I'm going to tie a line with a couple bowline loops that is that long - the bowlines let me slip the line off the support ropes (undo the cinch and slip it off then recinch - its real easy to adjust with the cinch buckles so its no big deal to do this) for those times when I don't want the ridge line. I am going to try the spectra line Ed Speer traded me recently - 275 lbs rated but I don't think the ridge line will be carrying that much of a load unless I get stupid about hanging the hammock too tight.

SGT Rock
2007-10-18, 13:10
I used 550 cord with the guts stripped out for whipping.

For the ropes, I got some climbing accessory cord rated at ~1200 lb capacity. My body is made from 1.1 ripstop so it has some stretch and I wouldn't reccomend it for someone over about 170 pounds.

blakos33
2007-10-19, 00:15
For the rope I use Ticket To The Moon Natural Rope, 2x4 meter of 6mm diameter, which is already setup with the loop which make it easier to attach. You can chek that

http://www.ticketothemoon.com/VIRTUALSHOP/nautical-rope.asp

For the hook , it s stainless "S" hook provided with the hammock.

SGT Rock
2007-10-19, 07:21
I wonder if you could use one of those S links: http://www.niteize.com/productdetail.php?category_id=29&product_id=152

pure_mahem
2007-10-20, 00:51
I wonder if you could use one of those S links: http://www.niteize.com/productdetail.php?category_id=29&product_id=152
the large one only has a 75 lb load rating. I was looking at those before too, I saw them on cheaper than dirt. I know they won't support me, but maybe some of you lighter guys, it might work. I'd test it first though.

someone once told me that when they put weight ratings on stuff that it's actually half of what it can really suport. But, I don't know how true that is. I know those camp chairs from walmart that have a rating of 250 wont support some one that's pushing 400.:beer:

SGT Rock
2007-10-20, 10:01
Naw, youngblood did a thing on the physics of all that - the math comes out at at least 1x your body weight.

But you are right - it would probably not work.

MalTheElder
2007-10-20, 21:23
My body is made from 1.1 ripstop . . .

Geez, Top, that must have been some operation. Got video?

(Sorry, I couldn't resist.)

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