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Becket hitch? My way?

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xj35s:
Not sure I'm doing it right either but the way I do it, has not failed yet. I hang inside all the time.

Basically a slipper half, if on the tree side, and a becket on the hammock side right?


greyhound352:
Not sure if you are asking if your method is correct, it looks right to me. I prefer cinch buckles with webbing on tbe hammock end and a carabiner for the tree end.

I did watch this method and it looks like yours.

https://theultimatehang.com/2016/04/25/hammock-becket-hitch/

xj35s:
That proves it then. I never saw that info graphic before. Thank you.

 I made this video as a response to someones video where it was above the continuous loop. I've never been able to get that to hold. Derek says it can be on either side though. Maybe I tie it wrong above the loop?

Do you have to add a half hitch to ensure the buckles don't slip? I tried a buckle and a descender ring setup both slipped.

This becket stays put quick and easy and only straps are needed. Nice having the biners at the tree though.

greyhound352:

--- Quote from: xj35s on December 10, 2017, 05:08:19 AM ---That proves it then. I never saw that info graphic before. Thank you.

 

Do you have to add a half hitch to ensure the buckles don't slip? I tried a buckle and a descender ring setup both slipped.

--- End quote ---

Tying the Becket hitch above the loop is similar to tying a rope halter on a horse with the half hitch above the loop, it will slip and your horse would be free.

With the ring setup I tried 4 years ago it always slipped without the backup half hitch. I got tired of this setup quickly and researched for a better system and found the cinch buckles from Arrowhead Equipment and still use this today on my day hammock. This setup has has never slipped on me.

I won a Dutch hammock last year with the 'Beetle Buckle' cinch buckle system, I have only used this hammock a couple of times and it hasn't slipped neither.

Eikanox:
The feeling of me now is very glad to be with everyone here.

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