Well, after receiving my new lines from AHE (thanks Paul!), I decided to plow thru all the posts regarding ridgelines, whoopies and locked brummels. I watched all the videos and studied all the pictures I could find. One thing I did not see was a section of line with a locked brummel on both ends. I took it upon myself to at least try it.
A little back ground first----I have a HH explorer Asym. I dont like the stock ropes and decided on SMC rings and straps. OK--whoopies are light weight, simple and strong. I got out the 1/8 amsteel and started to make a whoopie. Not enough length! OK---Just replace the stock lines with the 1/8 amsteel with a prussik for the SMC's. I should have followed every ones advice and used the 7/64.
I took 5 ft sections (1/8) and made a locked brummel with a 4" loop and a 6" loop on each end. It was a stretch to make the second loop and the first one was'nt very well done. The second one was easier and looked much like all the pictures here on the forums. I said OK! Hooked everything up and will try it out tomorrow.
Now I should have asked first----Is there any reason not to make a double ended locked brummel? I made it a bit long but its very workable as far as I can tell.
Any advice is appreciated from those in the know.
As a side note, I made an adjustable ridgeline out of the 1.75 zing-it I received. That part was very easy to make. I pulled the stock ridgeline and strung it up side by side with the zing-it --- made a locked loop and a whoopie on the other end. EASY!
Here's some fast pics so everyone can see what I'm talking about.
Thanks go out to Ken for his nifty video on changing the HH line for a whoopie. Thanks also to Grizz and Opie for all their instructions and photo's/videos. Thanks also to everyone else who gives advice.
I'm done now so good night!