anyone else still use the beckett hitch?

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  1. chansta

    chansta keeper of the flame Supporter

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    I've tried whoopies, dutchware, etc... but I seem to get a good hang from the beckett hitch. Am I alone here? Does anyone else use this old school setup?
     
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    Just started using the becket hitch. I like how it give you a lot more length options. However, it did drop me once but now I tie a backup ( Like in WarBonnets video) and have no problems.
     
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    Just have to make sure the whipping is above the knot!
     
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    That too. With the newer straps they are a touch slippery... and at my size it slips the knot.
     
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    Beckett - for hammocks is newer than whoopies and some hardware-based systems. It works fine.

    However, I prefer the Marlins Spike Hitch, Dutch's Speed Hooks, or my most used method: the J-Bend. It comes loose easier than the Beckett and won't let you down (literally).
     
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    My set up is old-school and K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid) - I employ the marlin spike hitch and hang my hammock off the continious loops over the toggles kept in place with the marlin spike hitch. I store the toggles in the ends of my straps so it is always ready to go.

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    I just started hammock camping like 1 night in a hammock. I choose to use the becket hitch because it offers the lightest and a huge range of adjust-ability.
     
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    That sure looks like a sheet bend with a quick release loop. I've used it at times. If my hammock cord is just barely long enough it seems to use the least amount of line for the knot.
     
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    I either use woopies or webbing with buckles. I have't ever seen a need to use a hitch or a bend, just my opinion.
     
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    Straps with adjustable buckles and 'biners for hammocks. Dyneema line with Dutchware bling for tarps.
     

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