Originally Posted by GvilleDave
Wow... After reading the entire thread I feel like I just climbed Everest! My advise to anyone that has skipped to the end with out reading the whole thread is to go back to the start and read the entire thread (PS: pack a lunch it's going to take a while).
Fantastic advise and although I have yet to make my first whoopie sling I feel ready to give it a try. I just ordered some Amsteel Blue and by this time next week I'll be "making whoopies"... Obviously I am getting on the whoopie sling train a little after the fact but it was really neat reading the thread after the fact and seeing the evolution of the idea and the techniques. Thanks to all for the input, SlowBro for the excellent start to this adventure and Grizz for the great videos (whoopie slings, marlin hitches etc...).
Hammock Forums rocks! The good advice and sharing of quality info has made my first year as a hammocker a real pleasure.
Welcome to the world of Whoopie,
and congratulations on making it all the way trough the thread.
I am amazed at the continued development of the constrictor systems. Ridgelines, suspensions, tarp tieouts, gear straps... It's just wild what everyone has come up with and the techniques and tools have improved since the Yarn Darner Needle I used initially. I think you will will have fun making your Whoopie slings or UCRs or what ever you decide on. I still kinda marvel at the simplicity of the whole thing.
And I will join with you in saying this forum rocks and thanking all the folks that have helped me on this hammock journey. Happy Trails.