View Poll Results: What type of Suspension do you use?

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  • Webbing

    111 51.15%
  • Line and Straps

    24 11.06%
  • Whoppie Sling

    75 34.56%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    I refuse to even look in the general direction of whoopie slings.

    You people know better than most what kind of rare OCD I have. What happens if I like them? Then, I have to go through all of my hammocks and change out the rings and webbing suspensions that live on most of them. Once that is done, because I never sell gear, I'd end-up with a huge pile of webbing, a few dozen lightweight biners, and countless rings.

    Eventually, Genuine Draft would start working the math. She would then discover that there is a whole bunch of money sitting in that pile doing nothing. Further reflection would lead her down the path of wondering what I spent on replacement materials. Her final revelation would be in determining that I am in severe need of a butt kicking. Then she'd probably make me sleep in a bed for a long time and take her shoe shopping.

    Nope. Not even looking at them.
    Hmmm - maybe we should send Cannibal a whoopie sling ???

    Just a tiny nudge

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiredFeet View Post
    Hmmm - maybe we should send Cannibal a whoopie sling ???

    Just a tiny nudge
    No way!
    You're talking to the guy that still shuns cinch buckles. If that's not staying power, I don't know what is. Although, I do admit the Dutch clips that were sent to me have been working my resistance levels down several notches.

    I doubt I'll be a hold-out on the Whoopies for too long. I've just got to let my rings and webbing depreciate a little while longer.
    Trust nobody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    I refuse to even look in the general direction of whoopie slings.

    You people know better than most what kind of rare OCD I have. What happens if I like them? Then, I have to go through all of my hammocks and change out the rings and webbing suspensions that live on most of them. Once that is done, because I never sell gear, I'd end-up with a huge pile of webbing, a few dozen lightweight biners, and countless rings.

    Eventually, Genuine Draft would start working the math. She would then discover that there is a whole bunch of money sitting in that pile doing nothing. Further reflection would lead her down the path of wondering what I spent on replacement materials. Her final revelation would be in determining that I am in severe need of a butt kicking. Then she'd probably make me sleep in a bed for a long time and take her shoe shopping.

    Nope. Not even looking at them.
    Give me you addy and Ill send you a pair to try out. Gratis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srestrepo View Post
    Hey would a whoopie sling work for me even though i'm like 295 pounds. wouldn't it slip?

    i've heard that the spike/toggle doesn't support any of the weight but still i'm concerned i might bend whatever is there and end up on the floor (no more ground for me!) has anyone heard of that?

    and finally how do you tie off the webbing straps to/around the tree?
    anyone have any videos or points of reference for me?
    Ive had 370# in a Double Nest using the 7/64. Held fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiredFeet View Post
    A little help !!


    Use a utility knife - change blade often - the blades are cheap and sharp.
    Thanks. I tried my box cutter ( same as utility knife?), it didn't work. But, the blade wasn't new, so I'll get a new one.

    How do y'all deal with frayed ends on Amsteel? Melt with a lighter, or will it need to high of a temp?
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    Thanks. I tried my box cutter ( same as utility knife?), it didn't work. But, the blade wasn't new, so I'll get a new one.

    How do y'all deal with frayed ends on Amsteel? Melt with a lighter, or will it need to high of a temp?
    I generally use a simple back splice without stitching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    How do y'all deal with frayed ends on Amsteel? Melt with a lighter, or will it need to high of a temp?
    Splice the taper back into itself. No loose end.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    Go ahead dude-WhoOpie sling

    Hey Cannibal,
    Now what are you waiting for..it doesn't get any cheaper than FREE!! And that way you can just tell Genuine Draft that somebody just sent you a gift. Besides, you probably want to put something new on that new hammock you just got. Remember..even Jack Nicholson learned to control his OCD in order to get the girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    Splice the taper back into itself. No loose end.
    I'm thinking more in terms of getting the frayed end through the eye of the darning needle.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    I'm thinking more in terms of getting the frayed end through the eye of the darning needle.
    Just twist it tightly. Most of the needles that people use for this have a large enough eye that this is doable, once you 'taper' the end.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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