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  1. Thread: Wow

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    My wife calls Dutch a "crack dealer"!

    My wife calls Dutch a "crack dealer"!
  2. In some cases, they can be used the same way, but...

    In some cases, they can be used the same way, but straps tend to be longer and work better with the cinch buckle system or with whoopies and toggles. Huggers work better with the whoopie hook system...
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    I recently made a set of 1/8" whoopies and I'm...

    I recently made a set of 1/8" whoopies and I'm really trying to like them, I just can't. It's like hanging from ski ropes! So I'm going back to 7/64ths. Yeah, yeah, safety this and weight that! To...
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    It's just a little extra weight. My straps are...

    It's just a little extra weight. My straps are 8ft and I have two 3ft dogbones. Nothing wrong with being prepared.
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    +1 on the dogbones! I carry two 3' dogbones just...

    +1 on the dogbones! I carry two 3' dogbones just for that reason.....and they come in handy for other things as well.
  6. I only asked because I've done that...

    I only asked because I've done that before.:rolleyes:
  7. A shoestring, or other absorbant material, will...

    A shoestring, or other absorbant material, will function as a water break as well. D-rings work great as water breaks, but I don't want any more metal in my system than needed. I'm not knocking...
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    That first pic is just a slippery sheet bend.

    That first pic is just a slippery sheet bend.
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    When we have Lock-ins at my Scout church, I hang...

    When we have Lock-ins at my Scout church, I hang between two columns that are 25 feet apart. The straps need to be at least 8' high, for me at least. Normally, if I find good trees, it's about head...
  10. Yep, and if you wanted to shorten the Whoopie a...

    Yep, and if you wanted to shorten the Whoopie a little(to reduce the distance needed between trees), you could loop it a second or third time through the channel.
  11. Out of curiosity, what are you hanging from in...

    Out of curiosity, what are you hanging from in the pics? Could his trees be too weak and saggy? Try hanging from something more substantial.
  12. I have to disagree. The best part is when you get...

    I have to disagree. The best part is when you get everything really dialed in. As far as new stuff...Speed Hooks have to be my faves. Although the first year is kinda fun, figuring stuff out and the...
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    They work fine, just not as sturdy as some...

    They work fine, just not as sturdy as some others. I always used a slippery half hitch and they worked great, but I always hated the yellow color.
  14. Thread: Msh

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    Yes. I've never used one but they're supposed to...

    Yes. I've never used one but they're supposed to be easier to use.
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    OCD maybe? I can't really answer that question.

    OCD maybe? I can't really answer that question.
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    Of course cinch buckles kinda serve the same...

    Of course cinch buckles kinda serve the same purpose but I'm trying to get away from any metal in my suspension. Don't get me wrong, I love my whoopie slings, but there's always something better....
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    You could also double wrap the endless loop twice...

    You could also double wrap the endless loop twice through the channel(or around the whipping) to take up some length and tie the MSH an inch away from the tree. It would really cut down on the...
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    I'm not a gram weenie so a few oz either way...

    I'm not a gram weenie so a few oz either way wouldn't bother me, although I could see the UL guys having issues with this.
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    Ok, picture this.......

    11' hammock, endless loops in the channels, 12' tree straps with Marlinspike hitches w/toggles. Just place the endless loop over the MSH like you would a whoopie sling. Anybody tried this? And, if...
  20. Planer board line is all I use for my tarp. Super...

    Planer board line is all I use for my tarp. Super easy to splice and the knots hold up well. Before I got my tarpworms and hookworms, I used a tautline hitch for my guylines and a figure 9 for my...
  21. Always add 6" before I cut, it comes out pretty...

    Always add 6" before I cut, it comes out pretty close.
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    It may sound funny but I kick the trees I plan to...

    It may sound funny but I kick the trees I plan to hang from. If they feel sturdy and nothing falls on my head, they're good to go. Obviously, if there's rotten limbs and/or the tree seems weak, you...
  23. Skins are the key for me. Without them, I'd go...

    Skins are the key for me. Without them, I'd go back to a CRL.
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    There is a certain sense of safety with these...

    There is a certain sense of safety with these things......I use 200# Planer Board line for my tarp ridgeline, haven't had a problem with it.
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    A folded piece of .020 safety wire. I can use it...

    A folded piece of .020 safety wire. I can use it on everything from Zing-it to 1/8" Amsteel, haven't tried anything bigger, don't see why it wouldn't work. The 12 strand ropes are a little more...
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    I can only imagine!

    I can only imagine!
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    1/8th" Amsteel.....

    Just made a set of 1/8" Whoopies and those things are huge! I never really paid any attention to my 7/64" whoopies before but when I put them side by side, the 1/8" seems like ski rope in comparison....
  28. Separate, for all the reasons listed above. IMHO,...

    Separate, for all the reasons listed above. IMHO, each has it's pros and cons, it's boils down to personal preference.
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    I'm pushing 240# and the old ones seem to slip...

    I'm pushing 240# and the old ones seem to slip too much for me. They were ok at first but as my leads got broke in, they started slipping and shredding. I have two sets and my son is using one set...
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    It's a grip issue. Smooth edges will not grip the...

    It's a grip issue. Smooth edges will not grip the Amsteel and the knot will slip against itself in the half hitch causing the advanced wear problem. As far as a solid braid dyneema, I haven't found a...
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    Got a set of hooks in my daughters room, for...

    Got a set of hooks in my daughters room, for sleepovers, and my son wants to go full time but we're meeting a little resistance from the "Home Office".
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    I went back to whoopies, but I'm letting my son...

    I went back to whoopies, but I'm letting my son use a set. He only weighs 100# so it's not a big deal for him. I guess I'm too late to call dibs on the first set of Version II. Dutch should set up a...
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    I'm Scoutmaster of Troop 342 in Donelson....

    I'm Scoutmaster of Troop 342 in Donelson. Longhunter State Park is our favorite camping area but we're gonna expand on that this year.
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    Great idea but a better bevel will cause slippage...

    Great idea but a better bevel will cause slippage and you're right back at the beginning again.
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    Yeah, happens all the time. Totally worth the $10...

    Yeah, happens all the time. Totally worth the $10 to get a membership. I let mine slack but It's on my list of things to do.
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    Take your time....well, not too much time.

    Take your time....well, not too much time.
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    What part of Nashville?

    What part of Nashville?
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    Speed Hooks 2.0?

    Any new news about the Generation 2 Speed Hooks?
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    Don't think you need to worry...his weight limits...

    Don't think you need to worry...his weight limits are very conservative. If I were 280, I wouldn't hesitate.
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    I use a fisherman's knot(double or single), but...

    I use a fisherman's knot(double or single), but splicing might be the ticket for guy lines and stuff that you can see.
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    Say what you want but that's waaaay better than...

    Say what you want but that's waaaay better than mine!
  42. I've been truly Blessed so I'll pass, but thanks...

    I've been truly Blessed so I'll pass, but thanks for all you do. You're a class act all the way!
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    Yeah, gotta be the stoves!

    Yeah, gotta be the stoves!
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    Or order from Dutch!

    Or order from Dutch!
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    I don't have any tips or tricks to offer but I've...

    I don't have any tips or tricks to offer but I've pilfered a few from this thread already! The lighter on a cord, the spool dowel, and although I don't need it for straight hems, the aluminum rolled...
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    I hate it when work gets in the way! God Bless...

    I hate it when work gets in the way! God Bless you Brother!
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    Although I'm really fond of my aluminum toggles,...

    Although I'm really fond of my aluminum toggles, often times we are forced to live by this philosophy. Always keep a few small sticks around.
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    I've never experienced any of these issues, not...

    I've never experienced any of these issues, not one. Neither has any of the other Amsteel users I'd bet, at least the ones I know. And it's no more fuss and bother than carabiners and knots, I assure...
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    Hang your own hang my friends! As long as you're...

    Hang your own hang my friends! As long as you're safe!
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    Thanks, just looking for alternate uses. And what...

    Thanks, just looking for alternate uses. And what are you doing working on your Birthday?
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