when you said convert stock chord to whoopie slings, i naturally meant, you would convert the stock chord into a whoopie sling... not cut it off and make a new whoopie sling out of something else and then attach that to the hammock... haha. o well... lesson learned.
maybe retitle your post to convert hennessy hammock to whoopie slings or how to make whoopie slings for hh hammock.
I just ordered my hennessy expedition and planning to go on my first hammocking trip! I am looking at the garda knot setup and noticed a lot a ppl have brought up the issue of rope wearing out.
I have an idea and would like some advice:
I wrapped the rap ring with a method i found here:
It looks like this (Sorry for the poor quality. I used my webcam cause my digicam's battery's dead.):
Do you think it can preserve the suspension line better?
Any other thoughts?
Nice wrap job on the ring, jtong77.
I'm not sure if the wrap will help or not. After I first got my HH, I tried the descender rings (without any wrap) and stock cord for a little while and my HH stock line showed stress rather quickly. A small area of the inner core started poking out of the outer sleeve like there was a small cut on the outer sleeve from the pressure exerted on it. I changed it out to Amsteel Blue whoopieslings pretty quickly after I discovered the damage. Seems there are folks that use the stock cord and ring combo with no apparent problem, so I guess ymmv. Maybe someone that has tried a wrap will join in and give some input.
the stock chord that gets damaged i believe is more due to friction (i.e burning the outer sheath) rather than pinching itself... so wrapping paracord around it will result in higher friction and thus more damage... do you see what i mean?
im one of the lucky few that doesnt really seem to have a problem with the garda hitch. going to possibly do another video on how to reduce the stress applied to it....
give it a go and see what happens and the post your findings i guess!
Good videos. So far I've been practicing my Ultralite
Backpacker A-SYM set up in my backyard using the stock suspension. I will go with it on my first hammock trip coming up in a couple of weeks. Just a two nighter.
Afterwards I will probably try to go with a new suspension - maybe whoopie slings. Still not really sure what they are, but I'm trying to learn : )
Again - thanks for the great videos. Helped me tremendously.
This will help (shows the whoopieslings being used)... check out Shugs video (specifically about the 5:30 mark). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7NZVqpBUV0
If you haven't done so yet, his series (I think about 10 videos) for hammock basics is very good so check them out.
Also, check out Kens video on how to make whoopieslings and attach to a HH at