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, Rick <ra1@i...> wrote:
> To tell you the truth, I did not like the little spectra lines on my
> hammock any more than I like them on the Hennessey Hammocks. The
> braided exterior of mine tends to get little puffy pulls, and the
line abraids the nylon of the hammock itself. The line does not
> on a tree, so tree huggers become absolutely necessary to protect the
> tree. It is all a lot of trouble.
I have not had the spectra cord I bought (made by New England Rope)
have any of the puffy pulls, but I don't have them anywhere near
velcro or other such stuff, maybe that makes a difference?
I did not like the way they worked against the fabric of my hammock,
either. The small diameter gave me concerns that I would "slice" the
fabric in the double sheet bend configuration. That's why I went to
the hammock hugger strap on the hammock ends (pictures soon).
I agree that the use of these ropes makes tree huggers necessary, but
I am at the stage where I appreciate tree huggers, I have not reached
a level of frequency of use or of weight concerns that others may
have. In fact, I am using a carabiner on the strap to tie to- it makes
the Hennessy knot very quick and easy to tie (but weight-conscious
folks would not like the 'biner weights).
Finally, I do LOVE the lack of stretch that these ropes provide. When
I hang my hammock, there's no longer a need to adjust- it stays where
I tied it and keeps its "sag" the same all night. That is the biggest
benefit in my opinion.
ps- I don't relish the thought of dropping a few feet to the ground,
thanks for putting that "visual" into my head, Rick <grin>!!!