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    Weight of Whoopies?

    I know it's probably on the forum in a hundred places but I can't seem to find the weight of whoopie slings.

    So if someone could provide me or direct me to the following info, I'd greatly appreciate it ...


    (In 6' lengths ... or specify whichever)
    Weight of a 1/8" whoopie sling

    Weight of a 7/64" whoopie sling

    Weight of a dynaglide whoopie sling

    Weight of a Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7 Single with a whoopie sling setup (with tree straps as well)


    Also, on a scale of 1 to 10 how difficult would you say a DIY whoopie sling would be for a first time DIY-er.

    I know this is a lot but I really appreciate it.
    Thanks guys!

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    I can speak to the first-time DIY whoopie question, as I made my first yesterday. With 1 being easiest, the process was maybe a 3 (I'll make my 2nd whoopie tonight, and the effort should be a 1.5). I used 7/64 amsteel. Fully extended, it's 4'6" (not sure of the total cord used - sorry - probably just short of 6'). Total weight is 14 grams.

    And thanks to all HF contributors for the thoughtful contributions and respectful debates! It's an amazing place.

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    Also, on a scale of 1 to 10 how difficult would you say a DIY whoopie sling would be for a first time DIY-er.
    I think about 2-3. Just make sure you dont split any strands that would weaken the sling and have the right wire handy (stripped out solid copper earth wire from mains electrical cable is good-not connected of course!!) and you will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrangler88 View Post
    Also, on a scale of 1 to 10 how difficult would you say a DIY whoopie sling would be for a first time DIY-er.
    The process of making whoopie slings is at most a 2. My 10 year old nephew had no problem making a whoopie sling by following along and watching me make one. I use a piece of floral wire folded over to pull the line through the buries.

    If you want an easy practice version, go to Lowes or Walmart and buy some cheap, braided line. They usually have the yellow stuff that's about the size of your finger and only holds 75 pounds. Chop off an 8' chunk of that and make a whoopie sling with it. The whoopie sling won't be good for much when you're done because the line is so wimpy, but that gigantic line is really easy to practice on.

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    Thanks for the info guys. I just ordered some whoopies from Arrowhead Equipment that were on sale. For the price, couldn't beat it!

    When I get em, I'll weigh all of it together including my hammock and post back I no one does before then.

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    Opie's 6' Dynaglide whoopies were 18 grams if I remember correctly.
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    If you are getting a WBBB don't discount the stock webbing right away. They are a tad bulkier and a tad heavier (they are 15' but you could cut them down for your needs and to cut a little weight) but leave you with very easy adjustment plus you can go very short if you have two trees that are really close together whereas with whoopies you may have to do a work around. Give them a try first before you swap them out. JMO.
    Last edited by Bubba; 08-12-2010 at 08:42.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    I can speak to the first-time DIY whoopie question, as I made my first yesterday. With 1 being easiest, the process was maybe a 3 (I'll make my 2nd whoopie tonight, and the effort should be a 1.5). I used 7/64 amsteel. Fully extended, it's 4'6" (not sure of the total cord used - sorry - probably just short of 6'). Total weight is 14 grams.

    And thanks to all HF contributors for the thoughtful contributions and respectful debates! It's an amazing place.
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    7/64" Amsteel is 0.3lbs/100feet
    DynaGlide is 0.1 lbs/100 feet
    Weights from manufacture website.

    If you assume ~12 ft for +5ft WS, the Amsteel would weigh ~1.2 oz or ~35gm/pair. DynaGlide 0.4oz or 12grams/pair.

    I think opie or someone else noted they limit the use of the DynaGlide WS to people #225 or less.
    Last edited by koaloha05; 08-12-2010 at 20:36.
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