Originally Posted by KenDavis500
I've been researching hammocks for myself and my son. Pretty much decided on Hennessy. I keep reading about whoopies but still not completely understanding the "whys" of them.
Does "everyone" say to replace the HH ropes with whoopies due to the reduction in weight? Or maybe it's "whoopie" is such a fun word to say? Or is their some other reason?
Save a couple of ounces plus the cool factor. Basically it's a chinese finger with a loop threaded through it. Loop spliced in the standing end to attach to the hammock.
Personally, I do not like the ideal of changing the Hennessy rope around the hammock. I have tried whoopees on DIY hammocks and fastened to a descender ring clove hitched to my Hennessy. I see the point but am not enough of a gram watcher to want to put up with the fiddle factor. I'm more inclined to switch to long webbing with a buckle and dutch hook or carabiner on the end around the tree. Hook is lighter, usually carry a couple of biners in the canoe. A bit heavier but faster and less fiddling. Heavier is within a couple of ounces for all the setup possibilities.