I'm sure I'm not re-inventing the wheel here, but had an idea to simplify my current suspension system on a JRB BMBH-UL. The stock suspension and tri-glides works fine as-is, but I have this hank of amsteel sitting around, and you know how that goes..
I'd like to convert to a whoopie sling based setup to give me even better ease of use and a bit more length than the stock setup, but would like to eliminate the need for a separate section of webbing to protect the tree.
My thought was to re-use the tubular webbing from a set of unused Grand Trunk tree straps in conjunction with a whoopie sling. The fixed end of the whoopie sling would be threaded through the tubular webbing and would terminate at a carabiner. The adjustable loop of the whoopie sling would be permanently connected to the ring on the JRB suspension so that it would easily accommodate the amsteel sliding back and forth as the suspension is adjusted.
Hanging would be as simple as wrapping the fixed end of the whoopie sling around the tree and clipping the carabiner in place, then sliding the webbing in place to protect the tree. Then it would be very easy to fine-tune the setup by using the adjustable loop of the whoopie sling.
Anyone see any issues with this setup? I'm game to try it but don't want to waste the amsteel if I am missing an obvious problem.