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    Backsplice preventer

    This is an idea LaVista had. I sent my HH off for him to test out and he had the adjustable bury turn itself into a backsplice. There was a discussion not to long ago about how to best combat this phenom. After some testing, and figuring, this is the easiest, best solution I have tried. No weight penalty unless you are counting milligrams.

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    I did something like that with some gutted paracord, used the sheath of it as a little stopper, works well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Widerstand View Post
    ...gutted paracord, used the sheath of it as a little stopper, works well.
    I like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Widerstand View Post
    ...gutted paracord, used the sheath of it as a little stopper, works well.
    Works great in fixed eyes too. I sheathed my main fixed eye on my ridgeline as this is the one stress spot always in contact with toggles. It also gives me an easy color contrast to to spot the end of my ridgeline during initial setup.
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    Nice tip! Thanks.
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    I dig that! I did the same thing when I was runnin my first whoopie sling through the end channel of my eno. I was so ticked at myself for lettin that happen. I made another but still was able to recover the backspliced one.
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    I did the same thing when I replaced the stock suspension for my whoOpie slings. I took the stock zip-ties and used them to make the stoppers. (Make sure you use a lighter to melt the top a little to remove any sharp edges.)
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    These will now be built into all of my slings. I will use a bead closest to the color of the rope.

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    This is an awesome idea!
    On my wife's whoopie slings, I took a small piece of scrap amsteel blue and tapered both ends and slipped it in the end of the loop to prevent making it a backsplice.

    I think the bead is a much easier method and plan to use this on the next set I make. Thanks Opie!

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