Cinch Buckles Explained

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Cinch Buckles Explained

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Post by sarge » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:39 am

The two most common methods of attaching your hammock to the straps are the whoopie sling and the cinch buckle. Its my opinion that the cinch buckle is the best method for the new Hanger, as I explain in the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1FknhNglos

Good video by Papa Smurf on something to watch out for on your cinch buckles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuO9XqfJmwA


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Post by WokkaWokka » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:10 pm

What is the weight rating on this particular cinch buckle? I know dutch has this one as well as a titanium version with a V shaped notch (not sure if its rated higher or not). I'm comparing because I like the idea of not relying on a whoopie sling (though not real troublesome) for the suspension. I'm close to considering a the Dutch Buckle but it still uses the whoopie or a contiuous loop. Thanks for the vids and info!

edit: I ask because I'm a 6'5" 280lb dude and I'm careful about the hammock gear I want to make or buy.

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Post by sarge » Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:06 pm

Thanks for watching!

The cinch buckles are MilSpec rated to about 1500#. The principal difference between the titanium cinch buckle and the "regular" cinch buckle, as I understand it, is weight.
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Re: Cinch Buckles Explained

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Post by Scuba » Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:51 pm

I have both Ti and regular cinch buckles. The ti buckles are nice, but all my purchases since that one set have been regular cinch buckles because the weight savings isn't worth the money, AND the ti buckles have destroyed 2 straps to date (pretty sure it was the buckle eating into a taut strap and fraying the edge enough to cause failure ultimately)
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Post by WokkaWokka » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:51 pm

The thought of the buckles hurting the straps crossed my mind. I'll do the right thing and play with the set ups at home. Thanks for input Sarge and Scuba!!

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