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    Whoopsie

    If you already have the amsteel you should make the whoopie slings. If you're not familiar with splicing, I wasn't either it's really easy to do and there's a lot of information here.

    I'd like to thank my iPhone for spell correcting whoopie as whoopsie in the title.

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    I've considered the whoopie but don't trust my braiding lol. The clove hitch with and loop on top is working really well. I'm thinking to bring a small flathead that weighs practically nothing to help undo it. Harder in the cold wind though so I'm thinking the flathead will make a big difference.

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    Well I have decided to get jack r better triglide suspension system. Just went to a jacks store and saw how easy it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joemcc View Post
    I've considered the whoopie but don't trust my braiding lol. The clove hitch with and loop on top is working really well. I'm thinking to bring a small flathead that weighs practically nothing to help undo it. Harder in the cold wind though so I'm thinking the flathead will make a big difference.
    Whoopies aren't braided. When I first got into hanging and heard about whoopie slings, I thought to myself that splicing these things couldn't be so easy, having actually done braided eye splices before. Check out the sticky on whoopie slings over in the Suspension forum. Because the amsteel doesn't have a core, the splicing is basically pulling an end back thru itself. The tutorial is very good. It's not hard at all, once you understand the process.

    Be careful suspending yourself with knots in amsteel. It's very slippery.

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    Yeah I learned that on my first attempt as I. Slowly slipped to the ground lol. The knots I'm using now have worked for me but I have not tested them overnight yet. I might stick to what I have now instead of the triglide due to monetary issues. :/ I do have extra amsteel I will try and tinker with.

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    How do I post pictures of what I've done? I think I have clicked every button above the reply box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joemcc View Post
    Yeah I learned that on my first attempt as I. Slowly slipped to the ground lol...
    Ah yes...that sinking feeling

    Quote Originally Posted by joemcc View Post
    How do I post pictures of what I've done? I think I have clicked every button above the reply box.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=44955

    As stated, when you do decide to try (and you will succumb), making whoopies' is easy after you have done it once...no braiding.

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    Thanks for the link. Ill be trying whoopies tomorrow with some spare amsteel. Its been raining lately so I haven't been able to hang and take pics yet.

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    The pictures I have are loaded to my gallery for viewing pleasure. Not to many of them yet but more to come soon! You can see what I have is very plain lol.

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