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Last edited by alrany187; 09-17-2012 at 09:49.
It wont affect its adjustability. My idea is very similar to yours but in but instead if wrapping it around the pole there will be holes drilled in it and you feed the fixed eye through each end and then feed the rest of the whoopie thought the fixed end making sort of a larks head. Does that make more sense?Jeremy, I have always felt that the benefit of the whoopie sling was in its adjustability. Not to say your idea won't work, I just can't see the benefit of it. I hope it does and that you will share that success with us.
I have been playing with these for a month or so; here is what I found.
My shortest hammock (8'-6") has the spreaders @ 6" and it works great.
My ENO Double Nest has them @ 4" and is much better; the ENO is 9'-6".
I ended up using 7/16" fiberglass tubing; I originally bought it for tent pole repairs. I used a coupler (the metal part) as a way to adjust the length of the spreader without needing to cut a whole new one each time; this way I could just do one end.
I will make a solid spreader now that I have the lengths I want.
I used the newhanger method and attached my whoopie slings via girth hitch.
I have no idea how much they weigh...
The end loops.
I like 'em, they work great.
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