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    Can I remove the continuous loop?

    I just got in a hammock from Simply Light Designs with whoopie suspension. It came with a continuous loop, that I connected to the whoopie slings with a carabiner. Couldn't I just run the whoopie sling through the end of the hammock, and keep from using that carabiner?

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    Yes, you can run the whoppie through the end. That's what I would do. Some folks don't like having their suspension permanently attached to their hammock especially if it's wet. That's probably why they give you the detachable option. If I camp in the rain or dampness, I always hang my hammock up when I get home to let it thoroughly dry anyway.
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    I thought so...thanks!

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    How will you attach your whoopie to your tree straps?

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    Be sure to attach the fixed eye end of the Whoopie to the hammock. The adjustable end of the Whoopie should go to the tree strap.
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    I did loop the fixed eye through the hammock, and going to hook the whoopie to tree straps using carabiners. Now I understand the whoopies. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by That Dude There View Post
    I did loop the fixed eye through the hammock, and going to hook the whoopie to tree straps using carabiners. Now I understand the whoopies. lol
    But now you dont have a water break and when it rains the water will run right down the whoopie and into your hammock,,, heck of a way to wake up at 3 am., imo you need a break coser to the hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zilla View Post
    But now you dont have a water break and when it rains the water will run right down the whoopie and into your hammock,,, heck of a way to wake up at 3 am., imo you need a break coser to the hammock.
    IMO it's way easier to just tie on a small piece of 3mm line to the whoopie as a water break. Having a whole carabiner just for a water break is way overkill (and doesn't always work if it wants to sit flat instead of upright)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewMeredith View Post
    IMO it's way easier to just tie on a small piece of 3mm line to the whoopie as a water break. Having a whole carabiner just for a water break is way overkill (and doesn't always work if it wants to sit flat instead of upright)
    Tried that and the string sometimes gets lost or is overwhelmed by a down pour,, besides a Dutch biner is light wieght and multi functional
    Or even better yet a pair of whoopie hooks, very light and work like a charm
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    never had an issue with water running down a whoopie sling the tail end sends it to the ground or gets diverted by tarp doors if somehow water travels past it. I guess that is the difference between using straps that lay flat and angled into the second part of your suspension or having tree huggers that connect to a carabiner with less flat space from the tree to collect water and connecting to a whoopie sling.
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