How to setup a Hammock on a Slackline | Hammockline Tutorial
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How to setup a Hammock on a Slackline | Hammockline Tutorial

hi, my name is shay and I will show you today how to rig a hammock on a slackline if you plan to follow this procedure please make sure you read, understand and follow all the safety guidelines to the end of this video so a hammock on a slackline why would we want to do this anyways? first because it’s much more fun You get the bounce from the line and it feels much nicer it also opens a whole new world of possibilities and places where you can hang and chill on your hammock whether it’s about water or high up in the air or just when all the anchors and trees around are too far
apart for your regular hammock setup awesome let’s do it what do we need? a properly rigged slackline this is not a slackline rigging tutorial if you’d like to learn how to set up a slackline there are many good tutorials out there
for that purpose a hammock with two carabiners for quick attachment and release rated above your hammock load rating two cord loops for the friction hitch usually referred to as prusiks named after their main usage the prusik knot for a single person I use two meters long nylon cords five millimeters thick rated to 5 kilo Newtons with the ends tied up with a double fisherman’s knot on a Highline you will need all your regular safety gear and procedures your harness leash redundancy etc I always find it useful to take some
extra biners with me to attach all my stuff to my harness and have my hands free while sliding and tying the knots when I’m done I clip everything to the line so I can comfortably chill knowing all my staff is secured make sure to always have everything securely clipped into your
harness before you begin and if you plan for long stay or even sleep it’s good to check the weather forecast for rain make sure no lightning storm is on its way prepare for cold and let your friends know before you go so now we know what we need and got everything ready we can go on and set up our hammock go to where you want to have the hammock on the line make a friction hitch using one of your prusik cords I personally prefer the Klemheist friction hitch since it’s easier and faster to tie then the standard prusik knot it will also works better with webbing and much easier to adjust and position than a prusik the number of wraps you will need depends on many factors the webbing, prusik diameter,
weight, angles etc with more wraps you will need the longer cord but you will get more friction
and a better grab on the line so if it slides just add
as many wraps as you need I usually find seven wraps to be enough clip the biner to the tongue of the hitch
and to one end of your hammock repeat the same procedure on the other end slowly and carefully mount the hammock
to test your setup it is very likely that on your first
mount the friction hitch will slide so if you rig your hammock low
make sure it’s above soft ground without anything that might hurt you in case of a sudden drop you can dismount your hammock anytime
to readjust your prusiks and get the most comfortable angle
and positioning for your body to uninstall your hammock follow the same procedure in reverse unclip your hammock and undo both prusiks some very important notes about safety the friction hitch shown in this video may cause small damage frays to
the slackline over time something the line owner
should be aware and approve of also note that it is not recommended to use the dyneema for a friction hitch due to its low melting point now we’ve all seen these beautiful Caravan videos from Dharma Slack and Ticket To The Moon but if you plan to have more than one person
on the line at the same time you need to take that into account when rigging the line since the load on the slackline
the hammock and the anchors will be much higher with more than one person know all your gears spec
and make sure to never exceed its design limitations know all the forces in your system
to avoid any failures make sure the safety factor in your system
is high enough to well cover for human error and natural deviations safety is your responsibility no video or article can replace
qualified instruction and experience thanks for watching if you like this video you’re welcome to subscribe to my channel if you hit the bell you’ll get a notification
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