Originally Posted by MedicineMan
but we are all grasping and learning so this must be a good thing.
I just wish I'd known about this last week when I ordered the Amsteel for my rings.....so now I'm ordering a funky tool and more Amsteel albeit thicker....
BUT my backpacking BB is now 1 pound 9oz using the Amsteel/Ascender Rings and the tree hugger with one triangle per side SO
if I switch out to the woopie how much weight am I going to save?????
Yes each of us has a different priority in the hammock...for backpacking to me its weight versus convenience or replacing parts that wear out....for paddle camping I could probably use one of those Amazonian Jumbos!
Oh Man of Medicine...not quite sure what you've got on your Blackbird but I can tell you this. The lightest suspension you're going to find on the BB is the cord + webbing option that WBG ships (hmm, you can shave a little by getting a little lighter cord than what WBG ships). A simple cord, tied to that triangle with a slipped buntline...well look. That triangle weighs 0.2 oz. That cord is no longer than needed, and any other method will need more. You are within 0.2 oz of having the cord stick to the webbing by magic and no further assists.
What the whoopie sling and UCR give you is easier adjustability, but it comes with a higher weight price tag than the bare minimum. The point is that if minimizing weight is the objective, you're going to get that tying a knot.