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    Question Switching to whoopie slings and weight savings?

    What what i've been reading i can expect to save at least 3 ounces by switching from using traditional the line/strap suspension that warbonnet sells w/ his hammocks?

    Where is the best place to purchase a complete new whoopie suspension system for my WBBB?
    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/HammockSuspensionSystem.htm
    Is this package good to go? are those tree huggers the light nylon version?

    Any other recommendations for optimal setup?

    Thanks in advance!

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    My setup is as follows: 6ft treehugger with dutchclips - tied off to the small eye of the ws, 6ft ws from whoopieslings.com, connected to the hammock in reverse with dutchbiners.
    Pretty much the same way as the Jacks system. The advantage is that you don't have any loose parts and it's light....
    And yes you're good to go with one of those sets

    I don't think J'r'B uses nylon in any of their suspension systems(way to stretchy).

    If you want the simplest setup, have a look the Warbonnet suspension
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    Check out http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/ too. Dont be affraid to make you own either. Super easy and you will save some $$.

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    We have 6 and 8 foot whoopie slings in all colors ready for immediate shipment. Feel free to contact us if we can be of any further assistance.

    Thanks!

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    I changed mine out and like the weight difference. For tree huggers, I used a set of ratchet straps that I got at sams, and it seems to be working fine. I have carabiners and dutch clips, but with this system have just been threading the strap through the loop on the end, and it seems to be working fine (don't have to carry any clips).

    Anyone see any issue with going without any kind of clip? I figure the pressure on the loop should be the same.

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    Switched my suspension out with 6' tree straps, soft shackles, and whoopie slings. All from whoopieslings.com works great and lightweight. and they were at my door in just a few days.

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    I'm thinking about using a piece of amsteel 4-5' long for tree straps. fixed eyes at both ends (I'd have to use sticks between tree & amsteel to protect trees)

    amsteel around tree by going thru fixed eye
    dutch biner to other fixed eye ---> adjustable loop on whoopie sling --> fixed eye on whoopie to hammock

    I'm 115lbs can use dynaglide whoopies

    thoughts anyone?

    it would be a good weight savings compared to stock strap suspension on WBBB

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post
    I'm thinking about using a piece of amsteel 4-5' long for tree straps. fixed eyes at both ends (I'd have to use sticks between tree & amsteel to protect trees)

    amsteel around tree by going thru fixed eye
    dutch biner to other fixed eye ---> adjustable loop on whoopie sling --> fixed eye on whoopie to hammock

    I'm 115lbs can use dynaglide whoopies

    thoughts anyone?

    it would be a good weight savings compared to stock strap suspension on WBBB
    i've been using 7/64ths amsteel as tree straps. bowline on both sides, aluminum arrow shaft at 3" length for the toggle. whoopies to the 1.1 single Traveler net me with total hammock, suspension, toggle weight of 9.1 ounces -the amsteel at the tree hasnt seemed to cause any damage, but NOTE: use metal toggles. wood or plastic could snap at the pressure of whoopie/to/whoopie contact. it would be like crossing the streams. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyaLZHiJJnE
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    Quote Originally Posted by te-wa View Post
    i've been using 7/64ths amsteel as tree straps. bowline on both sides, aluminum arrow shaft at 3" length for the toggle. whoopies to the 1.1 single Traveler net me with total hammock, suspension, toggle weight of 9.1 ounces -the amsteel at the tree hasnt seemed to cause any damage, but NOTE: use metal toggles. wood or plastic could snap at the pressure of whoopie/to/whoopie contact. it would be like crossing the streams. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyaLZHiJJnE
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    Quote Originally Posted by te-wa View Post
    i've been using 7/64ths amsteel as tree straps. bowline on both sides, aluminum arrow shaft at 3" length for the toggle. whoopies to the 1.1 single Traveler net me with total hammock, suspension, toggle weight of 9.1 ounces -the amsteel at the tree hasnt seemed to cause any damage, but NOTE: use metal toggles. wood or plastic could snap at the pressure of whoopie/to/whoopie contact. it would be like crossing the streams. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyaLZHiJJnE
    Thank te-wa for the important safety tip - "its like every molecule in your body exploding at the same time!"

    I have plenty of alum arrows. Now just to get some amsteel & whoopies

    Would dynaglide whoopies to the hammock be ok with this setup? since I'm 115lbs with my trail sneakers on...

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