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  • Ralph Oborn
    Ok I m having a hard time visualizing this, I need to make another visit Ralph On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 6:51 AM, Jerry Goller
    Message 1 of 88 , Apr 21, 2010
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      Ok I'm having a hard time visualizing this, I need to make another visit

      Ralph

      On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 6:51 AM, Jerry Goller <
      jerrygoller@...> wrote:

      > No, not after I rounded out the V slot and cleaned it up. There is no sharp
      > edges to fray the line. With the rings sewn into the ends of the tree strap
      > there is nothing to bind anywhere. This is the rings I use:
      > <http://www.rei.com/product/471123>
      >
      > Jerry
      >
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com [mailto:
      > hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com]
      > On Behalf Of Ralph Oborn
      > Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 06:44
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Back with questions
      >
      > Do you find they chew up the rope?
      >
      > That's what I was noticing.
      >
      >
      > Ralph
      >
      > On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 6:33 AM, Jerry Goller <
      > jerrygoller@...> wrote:
      >
      > > I just took a rat tailed file and rounded out the V notch on two large
      > Nite
      > > Ize Figure 9s. Instead of looping it once and pulling it tight in the V
      > > slot, I loop it twice around the slot then take a loop over the line and
      > > form a knot with it. It holds very well and all I have to do to release
      > it
      > > is pull the loop out of the knot.
      > >
      > > But, like I said, I found I could pull the hammock line too tight and the
      > > center line broke while I was in the hammock bouncing around turning
      > over.
      > > That was a bit of a surprise..... =o)
      > >
      > > I've also found that the Figure 9 set up doesn't require retightening.
      > They
      > > only weigh about an ounce a piece and I'm willing to carry that just for
      > the
      > > easy of set up and added convenience.
      > >
      > > Jerry
      > >
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      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com [mailto:
      > > hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Cara Lin Bridgman
      > > Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 05:12
      > > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Back with questions
      > >
      > > Jerry,
      > >
      > > Please explain your modified figure 9s. Many times, I find tying the
      > > knots around a carabiner is easier (and easier on the webbing) than
      > > tying the knots around the webbing. This adds the weight of the biners,
      > > though. I've already had to add weight by using much longer straps,
      > > since some of the trees I hang from have a DBH > 1 m. Tying figure 8's
      > > is easy, doesn't bind the line into knots (I've spent >20 minutes just
      > > trying to untie an alpine butterfly embedded in the Hennessey spectra),
      > > and save the weight of extra hardware (such as biners and Nite Izes),
      > > but they take time to do and take time to re-do as I adjust the tension
      > > on my hammock. Often, I end up tying both ends 2-3 times.
      > >
      > > CL
      > >
      > >
      > > Jerry Goller wrote:
      > > > After I tie off the figure 8s, if I'm are using that style, I
      > frequently
      > > lay
      > > > down in the hammock or set on it, then retighten the line. I've gone to
      > > > modified Figure 9s though so that isn't a problem anymore. One thing I
      > > did
      > > > run into though was the large Nite Ize Figure 9 gives me such a
      > > mechanical
      > > > advantage that I actually got the hammock too tight and broke the
      > center
      > > > line.
      > > >
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    • Rogene Calkins
      MacGyver, Great sounds wonderful that Tom was able to fix you up! Sorry I missed seeing you at Trail Days this year. Rogene
      Message 88 of 88 , May 27, 2010
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        MacGyver,
        Great sounds wonderful that Tom was able to fix you up!
        Sorry I missed seeing you at Trail Days this year.
        Rogene
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