Originally Posted by nothermark
It's an interesting approach so I assume a few folks will love it. On the other hand I think there is a general agreement that once you dial in your ridge line length is stays stable. With a fixed ridge it becomes a change relative to 2 whoopies but it is not obviously better or worse. Obviously I could be corrected. ;-)
I'll leave the fixed v adjustable ridgeline discussion for another time, the sling section of the loopy line works the same with either.
There would be pros and cons for this and for whoopies but the Pros I see for this are:-
1. easier to make with just constricter splices and no fixed eye/ brunnel and bury.
2. two lengths of the rope taking the load for the full length of the sling.
3. Each end can adjust to a much shorter length than a whopie can.
4. It is a single length of rope if needed
@ BearChaser - What you describe can happen, as it does with whoopies if you don't adjust them properly. It is not really a problem if you hang at 30 degrees because the tension on the ridgeline part is very small, but if you hang with more tension in the ridgeline it can happen a little but stops when the strands tighten around the bury. Alittle bit of fiddling will fix this, or you can easily undo and redo the splice to fix it, I have not needed to do this yet.