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    Anyone think I could use a carbon fiber arrow shaft? Or would it probably crush? I have an aluminum arrow shaft too, I'm thinking I could cut either or both into proper pieces...

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    FYI, you can use almost anything for the toggle. I regularly use sticks for mine-so long as the loop is on the knot, and not the toggle itself, it works fine. I dumped once, and that was because of the loop jumping the knot, and snapping the toggle itself. It was entirely my fault, as I was messing with things, and didnt recheck. Now that I saw someone post here that their toggle is pretty much right up against the tree, I may try that, as its one less thing to worry about. If you use sticks (many people here have, with great success!), just be vigiliant about loop placement, and dont hang higher than you are willing to fall. An arrow shaft (or any hollow tube, for that matter) will collapse under weight quite easily, if the loop jumps the knot.

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    Carbon here

    Quote Originally Posted by 5MinuteMajor View Post
    Anyone think I could use a carbon fiber arrow shaft? Or would it probably crush? I have an aluminum arrow shaft too, I'm thinking I could cut either or both into proper pieces...
    I use carbon arrow shafts (~ 3" long) in my suspension. I haven't hung over night yet, but I have done enough 3 - 4 hour hangs on them with no noticable wear and tear. I would have no concerns bumping the time up to span from bed time to breakfast time.

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    just measured the ones we have and they were 3" long, 7/16" diameter
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    2.5" pieces of carbon golf club shafts

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    I have Whoopieslings.com toggles and they are 2.5 inch peices of aluminum arrow shaft. Quality, but had I known more i could have done a cheap DIY.


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    3.5 inches each of aluminum tubing. They weigh only .3 oz combined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky Bear View Post
    When I was using toggles they were 2" ones! I had a piece of surgical tubing on the whoopie so when I put it on the marlin spike I slid the tubing up and it held the whoopie in place and wasn't able to slip off before I got in the hammock!
    Good idea. I don't have tubing handy, so I just made a wrap of a piece of velcro cable tie around the whoopie. It is loose enough to move easily, but when you slide it up to the marlin spike hitch, the spread of the whoopie keeps it in place and effectively locks the whoopie onto the marlin hitch. Lightweight peace of mind.

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    Ours are 2 1/2" but anything over 2" should work OK on 1" webbing.

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    I also use mini biners that are SMALL. They clip through the webbing and around my whoopie sling so no slippage.

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