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    Whoopie Sling Bead?

    Okay a couple noob questions.

    1. What is the purpose of the plastic bead that came with my whoopie slings?
    2. I also ordered dyna whoopie slings. They sure are skinny. Are they intended for tarp only or will they hold 185 lbs?

    Before I switch over my HH.

    Thanks all!

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    the bead keeps you from pulling the loop completely thru.

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    Laughs

    Wow, of all the peope that should have figured that out. This is why I needed a second pair, pulled the last (beadless) one through. Still don't know how it happened, but at least I can save a few bucks next time.

    Thanks for the quick reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangandy View Post
    Okay a couple noob questions.

    1. What is the purpose of the plastic bead that came with my whoopie slings?
    2. I also ordered dyna whoopie slings. They sure are skinny. Are they intended for tarp only or will they hold 185 lbs?

    Before I switch over my HH.

    Thanks all!
    Someone check me on this but I believe the recommended weight limit is 170#.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangandy View Post
    Wow, of all the peope that should have figured that out. This is why I needed a second pair, pulled the last (beadless) one through. Still don't know how it happened, but at least I can save a few bucks next time.

    Thanks for the quick reply.
    They (the loops) are retrievable. Tweezers, cheaters/magnifying glass, and patience.

    Good luck!
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    I believe a guy heavier than me hangs on them full time?

    I am 260lbs and have hung fine repeatedly on Dynaglide whoopies.

    Tensile strength of 1000 lbs. Considering whoopies don't degrade line that much, you should be fine.

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    I have a set of Whoopie slings form JRB and have used them without issue....and I way 300 pounds.
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    Im just over 200lbs and hang on dynaglide whoopies. I know nothing of recomended weights as I made mine. I do know someone who goes about 320 and uses diy dynaglide whoopies. I doubt you will have a problem at a measly 185 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Running Feather View Post
    Someone check me on this but I believe the recommended weight limit is 170#.
    Quote Originally Posted by otter46544 View Post
    Im just over 200lbs and hang on dynaglide whoopies. I know nothing of recomended weights as I made mine. I do know someone who goes about 320 and uses diy dynaglide whoopies. I doubt you will have a problem at a measly 185 lbs.
    Im 275 and have hung using DG whoopies too.

    When I set the weight limit it was more for liability reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by otter46544 View Post
    Im just over 200lbs and hang on dynaglide whoopies. I know nothing of recomended weights as I made mine. I do know someone who goes about 320 and uses diy dynaglide whoopies. I doubt you will have a problem at a measly 185 lbs.
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    I am guilty.

    I've been hanging on some soft shackles/nacra biners made from dg also, and they've done well too. Several months of indoor hangs and their holding strong still.
    You can use a bead or small split ring (like on a keychain, only the smaller size) as a preventer of whoopie loss. A small continous loop of dg can be made, and works well too.
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