Thats awesome Ike!!
Right now I have my HH Hyperlight at 18oz with 6ft huggers, 7/64 amsteel 6ft whoopies, two toggles, and Dutch clips (including the stuff sack)!
I am going to switch my whoopies out for the Dyna one's here soon! (I hope)
I got new batteries for my scale, borrowed my friends scale because suspected mine was off, verified on third scale. My scale was off. My bb is actually 13.6oz by itself not 14.1
ijust checked out the specs on dynaglide vs. zingit
2mm dyna = 0.1 lbs/100ft
1.75mm zingit = 0.12 lbs/100ft
2.2mm ziingit = 0.16 lbs/100ft
go figure - well i didn't do the math but it probably is not worth switching over to the dynaglide instead of the 1.75 zingit for the ridgeline
just thought ya might like to know,
How are you sheathing the whoopie slings or fixed eyes?
how do you get it to go around the fixed eye or sling? Is it a continuous sheath at the fixed eye or sling or does the sheath just cover part of the loop?
Is there a way to sheath the entire fixed eye end w/ no gaps?
First off you need to decide whether you are going to double or single wrap you sling when you attach it to your blackbird. i would say double if you are using dynaglide.
So now that you will double it, u need about a 6-7inch piece of paracord(real paracord) that you pulled hte insides out of. I would recommend first stretching out the paracord with a pen just a tad wider than the sheath, or a screwdriver or something similar. After a good stretch its monumentally easier to sheathe the sling.
Next take your completed sling in hand. Take the locked brummel end or perhaps you bowlined it, anyway, take the end you attach to your hammock in hand. Take the loop that you will larks head to the hammock and find its middle point. If its a locked brummel, it will be the center of the loop when you pull on the sling and the loop in opposite directions.
Now you nee find something like a Capri sun straw, or something similar to put inside the loop to jam it through the sheath. When pushing it through guide it on both sides with your thumb and index finger all the way down. This will keep the straw/whatever from leaving the loop behind. This may be arduous until you get the hang of it.
You are done when you see the sling poke out the other side. DO NOT just pull the straw out and then try to grab the loop, it will fall back in the sheath. Instead, grip the loop and then pull the straw out.
All that’s left to do now is double wrap and larks head to your WBBB.
got it - so just a bit of the loop sticks out the end of the sheath. Wasn't sure if you were doing something more than that.
Any chance you could expand on how you are liking the switch to the single layer so far? Notice any difference in the lay? how much do you weigh?
Worried about mosquitoes coming up on the bottom?