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    safety bead alternative for whoopie?

    Well I just made my first adjustable SRL whoopie sling after for hanging the past 3 days (complete noob/what-not). Just wondering if there is any alternative I can ADD to an already together whoopie sling in place of the safety bead they seem to add at whoopieslings.com I don't have any beads and I already have 3 assembled whoopie slings. I could easily tie off a little knot with almost anything, but this rig is so... elegant... it seems like there must be a cooler/slicker/simple solution. Besides of course just NOT pulling the loop through itself.

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    Small keychain split rings work and are easy enough to put on a completed whoopie sling. Just be careful that you don't catch any thread when putting them on.

    You can also splice a small inch to inch and a half segment of amsteel just above where the adjustable portion enters the bury. It makes that portion thick enough to prevent the loop from being pulled into itself.
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    Lots of threads about different things to use.

    I bury a ~2" piece of amsteel next to the bury entrance in the adjustable loop...http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...8&postcount=32

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    GrizzlyAdams uses an end whipping knot that serves a dual purpose: first, it secures the loop to the toggle so it doesn't slip off the knot. Second, it keeps the loop from pulling back into itself. Here is a link to a video he made that shows you how to tie it (the part you're after starts at around 3:30):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sUfG...e_gdata_player

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    I use a small Cable Tie.
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    zip tie and then just clip off the excess

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    Like timabababaluka said, Grizz has a great dual purpose solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millergear View Post
    I use a small Cable Tie.
    Yep, cable ties are a good alternative. Just be sure to leave it slightly loose on the line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeBait View Post
    Yep, cable ties are a good alternative. Just be sure to leave it slightly loose on the line.
    I would think tight but make sure it is on the standing part not the part that slides through. Put it about 1/4-1/2 in up from where the moving part enters.

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