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    Never Say Never - How to make a whoopie sling

    My friend Bob was trying to make Amsteel 1/8" whoopie slings last night and was getting frustrated. He tried guitar wire, coat hanger, and just couldn't make it work. He even used a taper and still couldn't milk the rope over the taper.

    He called me up this morning, very proud, and announced that he had figured out the secret to making whoopie slings: KY JELLY! Yes, he lubed up the section that he was splicing and he swears it slid right in there in no time. Barely any milking necessary!

    I am urging Bob to make a video of his technique and post it on Hammock Forums for all to enjoy. Perhaps he could experiment with other personal lubricants like Astroglide, Liquid Silk, Slippery Stuff, Wet Intimacy Gel, KY Intense Arousal Gel for Her, or Good Clean Love Cinammon Vanilla Personal Lubricant (makes the whoopie smell GREAT!). I'll even buy the lubricants for him if he'll just film it. Let us know which one works best. He does recommend you stick with water-soluble personal lubricants.

    Congrats to Bob on his first set of whoopie slings, and I thank him for making me laugh so hard today that my stomach is cramping.
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    SS, I better go back and re-read this post...."Personal Lubricants" and "Whoopie".......
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    Are you makin' whoopies or 'whoopie'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cardo View Post
    Are you makin' whoopies or 'whoopie'?
    Okay I have been seeing this thread for a while now and finally decided to read. I can not stop laughing. They do say neccesity is the mother of all inventions.

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    Bob has a unique approach to solving problems.

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    Good idea.
    I ate all my KY Jelly on English Muffins.
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    I wonder how the lube for pulling wire through conduit would work. I think it is water soluble, and would be cheaper than personal lubricants.

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    Bob's ingenuity is astounding, but even more astounding (and somewhat scary) is your knowledge of just about every personal lubricant known to man . That's an awful lot of slippery .
    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

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    Quote Originally Posted by timabababaluka View Post
    Bob's ingenuity is astounding, but even more astounding (and somewhat scary) is your knowledge of just about every personal lubricant known to man . That's an awful lot of slippery .
    Bob is a smooth operator for sure. I have no personal knowledge of these products; I just used the power of the Google. As soon as he said he used KY Jelly, my demented sense of humor had me googling "personal lubricant." Bob used what he had laying around, but my warped mind started thinking about what other Bobs might use in their time of need. The lubricants I mentioned are the PG-rated names. Look on Amazon.com under personal lubricant and you'll find hundreds of products, some with names that the moderators would never allow on this family forum!

    Talked with Bob and he has agreed to do some videos. He's gonna post them on Lube Tube. Actually, Bob is a humorless sort and he didn't understand why I was laughing. He just called to share the revelry of his ingenuity. But all I could think of was the common HF refraint: Pics or it didn't happen!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trooper View Post
    I wonder how the lube for pulling wire through conduit would work. I think it is water soluble, and would be cheaper than personal lubricants.
    i imagine that they would work as well as the 'personal' lubricants. the two that i am familiar with are Ideal yellow 77 and Ideal aqua-gel.
    yellow 77: very thick and works better when warm, may take a bit to thoroughly get washed out of the amsteel though
    aqua-gel: consistency of syrup and very slick, would likely wash out easier than the yellow 77. more like a liquid as opposed to a 'thick' cream

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