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    Quote Originally Posted by jaydweight View Post
    What are these whoopie slings everyone talks about? What are they used for?
    Sounds like you need some Shug tutelage, Shu-talage? tutel-ug? Anyway, watch this fine video series. Laugh, cry, learn and enjoy.

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    Whoopies are another form of hammock suspension!
    You can check out either Prof. Grizz's vid's
    http://www.youtube.com/ProfessorHammock#p/u
    Or Shug's Vid's
    http://www.youtube.com/user/shugemery
    Both have a great video list set-up for pretty much all your Hammocking need's!!!Get some popcorn, sit back, relax and watch!

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    After trying slap straps, hennessy knot, cinch buckes, rings, and currently using whoopies... I'd have to say the whoopies win hands down. Save yourself some time and money and order a pair of whoopies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    It would do ya' good to check out Grizz's videos on suspension: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=9996
    Good stuff. It is all under "stickies" in the Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets forum.
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    Thanks! Can't wait til I get my amsteel to try it out. I'm totally stoked. Thanks shug!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaydweight View Post
    Thanks! Can't wait til I get my amsteel to try it out. I'm totally stoked. Thanks shug!
    and if you're gonna make whoopies... I went by my local JoAnn Fabrics and in the notions dept. I looked for a tool that would turn tiny straps. Found a tool called "Loop Turner", it's about 12" long with a hook at one end. I think it must have been on sale the day I bought it, just $2. Works perfectly for pushing & pulling the amsteel end through the middle of the rope. You just have to be careful you don't jab it outside the rope when you're wanting to push it through the middle.

    Oh, and one more thing... once you learn how to make whoopies, you start looking around to find more places you can use them just so you can make more whoopies

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinaLouise View Post
    and if you're gonna make whoopies... I went by my local JoAnn Fabrics and in the notions dept. I looked for a tool that would turn tiny straps. Found a tool called "Loop Turner", it's about 12" long with a hook at one end. I think it must have been on sale the day I bought it, just $2. Works perfectly for pushing & pulling the amsteel end through the middle of the rope. You just have to be careful you don't jab it outside the rope when you're wanting to push it through the middle.

    Oh, and one more thing... once you learn how to make whoopies, you start looking around to find more places you can use them just so you can make more whoopies

    TinaLouise
    +1 on the Loop Turner. It makes things really easy, even for a klutzy DIY'r like me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TinaLouise View Post
    and if you're gonna make whoopies... I went by my local JoAnn Fabrics and in the notions dept. I looked for a tool that would turn tiny straps. Found a tool called "Loop Turner", it's about 12" long with a hook at one end. I think it must have been on sale the day I bought it, just $2. Works perfectly for pushing & pulling the amsteel end through the middle of the rope. You just have to be careful you don't jab it outside the rope when you're wanting to push it through the middle.

    Oh, and one more thing... once you learn how to make whoopies, you start looking around to find more places you can use them just so you can make more whoopies

    TinaLouise
    Awesome. I'll check that out. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiker_DC View Post
    Sounds like you need some Shug tutelage, Shu-talage? tutel-ug? Anyway, watch this fine video series. Laugh, cry, learn and enjoy.

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    That was awesome! I was expecting it to be much harder. I can't wait to start making whoopie!

    LOL!

    When my wife asked me what I was watching on the computer I said, "I'm watching this guy make whoopie."

    She was like, "Huh?"

    It was hilarious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaydweight View Post
    When my wife asked me what I was watching on the computer I said, "I'm watching this guy make whoopie."
    It was hilarious.
    My wife is tired of all my whoopie jokes.
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    Yea the loop turner thing is "GREAT" makes it soooo much easier! I got one at the MAHHA hang by a truly act of kindness from WV, and it made a world of difference!

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