if your whoppie is attached to a fixed loop on your hammock you can bypass it and attach the fixed loop directly to your marlin spike/dutch buckle/ whatever. This is what I have done in the past when i find the distance a bit tight for the whoopies. SO i bring have em on the setup but they dont always get used.
i have the whoopies on my hh ultralite backpacker hammock.i will keep them on a little while longer to see if they grow on meneo
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My main reason to put on whoopies .... Tree sap. Whoopies get stuffed with hammock and straps with all their sap get a different stuff sack (with my pegs)
I started with straps and rings, went to whoopies, then back to straps and rings for speed and convenience. I think if I had some Dutchware goodies, I might stick with the whopies.
If I were doing long multi days and was truly concernd about pack weight, I would definitely go back to whoopies and buy a few titanium thingys.
I hate to admit, but the majority of my hammock trips now are camping at a sailing club for a race (regatta, in the lingo) next to my truck and cooler, so fast setup and take down are more important than weight.
As a matter of fact, I am going again this weekend to sleep in my new TENT with my 2 boys. I am comfortable admitting I cried when ole yellar died, wearing pink, (I call it peach) and occasionally sleeping in a tent.
All we have in many areas is spruce and pine...whoopie slings it is for me! I really liked the ease of setup and simplicity of the strap and buckle setup that came on my Blackbird, just too messy in my neck of the woods!
I generally like whoopie slings and have used them exclusively for a couple of years - until now. Nope. Not straps. My latest hammock has whoopie loops. They allow a shorter hammock to tree strap distance. They also use dynaglide in a way that would ideally double its strength. (I've been trying to get some of Grizz's frictionless pulleys, but I think they're on permanent back-order. )
Mountains have a dreamy way
Of folding up a noisy day
In quiet covers, cool and gray.
---Leigh Buckner Hanes
Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.
Surely, God never did.