Originally Posted by stormcrow
So I am sure you have said it in the other thread but which one suspension DO you actually use now, the UCR or the Whoopie sling?
the whoopie sling is way more fool proof and I like that. I've made UCR's from both 1/8" Amsteel blue and Vectrus. The Amsteel ones I've made slip majorly, but the Vectrus ones grab quite nicely. I like the rope efficiency of the UCR, particularly on long stretches of cord (like I typically plan for).
My 1.7 oz blackbird has a UCR at one end and a whoopie sling at the other, both vectrus. I think I'll leave it that way for a while to continue to get some experience with both. My DIY bridge has vectrus whoopie slings because I was in a rush to turn the existing single line into a constriction suspension and the whoopie was fastest---just pop the working end of the cord through a constrictor stretch. Another hammock has Amsteel whoopie slings.
For someone just getting into this I'd suggest the whoopie sling first. Develop some confidence and experience, and then experiment a little with a UCR.