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    In Oregon, we have some big trees, so I bring 8' straps and 8' whoopies and have used the entire length many times. I use hiking poles to push the straps up high to get the right geometry. But in Florida, I bet you could get by with a lot less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medecine Hat View Post
    40 feet?! Were you spanning a river?

    So for a 6' whoopie sling, how much Amsteel do you start with?
    You would double the length of how long you want your whoopies because it loops in half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mryan27 View Post
    You would double the length of how long you want your whoopies because it loops in half.
    That's right, although you lose a little bit to the constrictors and back splice.

    I start with roughly 12' and my whoopies end up just under 6' "in neutral." (i.e. the tail and fixed eye pulled out equally.) That gives a working range of about 20" to about 10'.
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    Mine are just way too long Whatever the standard is that I bought them at, either 6 or 8'. Especially with my longer DIY hammocks. I think I'll change over to amsteel chain links and will adjust with with tree straps (mule tape). Maybe pack the whoopies to larkshead on if I need them.

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