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    Woopie Slings - Are they still used?

    I was wondering, are woopie slings still being used out there? I notice more and more hammock videos people are using other Dutchware type of suspension systems like cinch buckles.

    Looking for some peoples thoughts on one versus the other. I have been using woopie slings and find them very useful, but wondering if i should try something else.

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    I still use mine all the time. My go-to system 95% of the time.
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    I stopped using Whoopie Slings because they added more distance needed between trees and I felt there was too much fuss in readjusting the bury for “second look” adjustments, especially in cold rain. Sure, webbing and buckles or daisy chain and carabiners are heavier - no question about that. But weight vs comfort and ease is usually a trade off. Minimum weight has never been a priority. But I’m from a different generation.


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    I absolutely hated the whoopies
    Cl and beatle buckles for me

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    I did whoopies for a few seasons and still carry them for extra-long-hang backup, but i switched to strap directly knotted onto continuous loops. Easier to set up.

    Using strap-only also gives me the option to attach the tarp directly to the hammock suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    I still use mine all the time. My go-to system 95% of the time.
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    I thought you might have been one of the 'converted'. In some of your recent videos it looked like you were using Dutchwear cinch buckle

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    I still use my whoopie slings every trip. I tried UCR's but I found they slipped on me and did not hold. I like them over the Dutchwear hardware options because of simplicity, ease of use, cost, fewer items to muck with and potentially lose. I started with the MSH but have been using the hummingbird style setup for the last several years. Only contemplation I am making is exploring a Becket hitch setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoor View Post
    I thought you might have been one of the 'converted'. In some of your recent videos it looked like you were using Dutchwear cinch buckle
    I was using the suspension from Superior Gear hammock to go with my Superior Gear hammock. Will switch it to whoopies in the Spring.
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    This has been my go to for years:
    Tree strap -> toggle -> woopie sling -> continuous loop -> hammock.

    I REALLY like this setup. The only downside is that my woopies are like 20" long each. And that means that I need about 15ft minimum between the trees.

    When I am in a place where the trees are a bit too close together....then I go with this: tree strap -> becket hitch -> continuous loop.

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    My current setup is whoopie carabiner to daisy chains,
    But I just made some hammocks for my niblings, and my in-laws, and I did ucr with buckles and straps, maximize versatility with minimal weight.

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