Great tool for Whoopie slings,Slices, etc
After becoming quite frustrated while trying to make a couple of continous loops, I decided to find a better set of tools for the job. After reviewing a bunch of videos that seemed to make it look quite easy, I went looking for readily available supplies.
The knitting needle was easy and cheap ($1.50 at Walmart). Next up, something to pull the line through. That was the real puzzle. But in a flash of inspiration, I wondered to the fishing section. And there it was. Saltwater leaderlines! They are strong, small, "pushable", and already have a loop on both ends. This became critical when pulling the wire.
These were also cheap. ($1.50 for pack of 3).
I picked up the highest poundage leader that I could find. Went home and knocked out a continous loop and a dogbone in the time it used to take me to barely get the first bury started.
Hope this helps somebody. I know it would have saved me a couple of hours of frustration in making my suspension.
I'll pull a few pics up in a followup.
Images for the leaderline
A note on the usage of the leaderline
Just a tip on the usage. With this loop, you only need to seperate and cut out a few strands for a pretty short length. I have read a few techniques and they talk about removing different lengths of the strands to create a tapered effect. It did not seem to be necessary to do all that will this tool. I cut the center few strands out for about a half inch or so. And it worked just fine. I will say that the more and longer the strands removed, the easier. But all in all, it worked well with minimal time spent prepping the bury end.