Whoopie Slings (WS) on each end and another Whoopie Sling in the middle for the ridge line:
WS >> WS ridge line >> WS
The WS ridge line is 1.75 mm Lash-It or Zing-It. That saves some weight over using the same 1/8" or 7/64" AS-78 that I use for the end WSs.
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I think your trading off about 18" in length for the additional weight of roughly 14 more feet of line.
The 18" comes from both buries not being in the adjustment range and the 14' I figure because normally 2, 6' slings use 26' of line.
But everything is a trade off... If this is more simpler for you, then the weight addition must be put into perspective.
1.pull loop through ring
2.lift loop over ring(pt 1A),to the back then through ring again.do this twice
3.grab ring at point 3A and pull it through loop.pull loop behind and over ring
4.grab cord on each side and tighten
5.the knot will pull together into one after weight is on it.
it turns out kind of like a prussik.
it pulls apart relatively easy enough when i adjusted the ridge.must remove tension from line first.
if you use this knot you can not allready have fastened your chainlink to the ring.unless you biuld it in place.i toggle my hammock to the suspension after the suspension is up.
one more view of knott
how much does 18' 7/64 amsteel weigh?could do it for 13ft more then someone with no ridge.now if you have a ridge out of 7/64 i am only useing about 5 feet more to get the same reach as your whoopies.yea give and take.
26' weighs between 1.5 and 1.7 ounces. Ive found that the different colors will have different weights. Must be the dye. That comes out to .06 ounces, giver or take, per foot.
JMO... But having a RL made from 7/64 is way over kill. The 1.75 dyneema labels work just fine.
HOWEVER.... We are only fussing over a matter of ounces... IMO thats not a big deal. Id trade a little weight for simplicity.
Have you hung off your idea yet?
I like it. Very creative! I enjoy seeing new variations on a theme.
I might even switch my suspension to this.
opie i have been in and out of it messing with it.10 min.not an all nighter.maybe head out tommorrow,for a couple nights.
the one problem i did have is if the suspension was not pulled tight enough.when i sat in it slack would come into the ridge.releasing tension on the whoopie buries allowing them to slip.making sure everything was good and tight and milking the whoopies took care of that.i will see in the next few nights.i will bring some wire just in case.
I'm in the process of making whoopies for my Clark suspension w/amsteel rope. I'm gonna try them out on my Clark tarp too. But I'm still thinking about my Clark ropes/bungee cords that are used to hold up the netting. Would love to see pictures of your set-up because I'm really confused on how that's working out for you.