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I had whoopies on most of my hammocks, but am in the process of converting them to dogbones and straps with elephant trunks. I got 12' straps from Harbor Freight and Attached Elephant Trunks and attach them to the dogbones that are attached to my hammock. I have also added Dutch clips to make it much faster to hook it all up. I love this system much better than using whoopies.
Whoopies don't work well with trees close together.
i used whoopies, straps and toggles for 2 years.....a year a ago i got a wbbb with straps and just find i like that set-up much better, i especially like how much quicker i can set-up and take down my hammock, along with all the other benefits.....wider spectrum of tree distances that are available with straps, and no leaving anything behind
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They are just choices. Comes down to what you prefer.
I like whoopie slings and straps because I get to say whoopee slings.
Straps are easy and fast. Just a bit more bulk but in the over-all it is negligible.
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Im still new to the hammock world and only have a season under my belt but so far I dont mind having an extra ounce or two added to my pack to have my webbing. Webbing and cinch rings are waaay more easy to adjust than whoopies. I do like my whoopies but just prefer the ease of use with the webbing. If you really want to shave a few ounces and you dont mind dealing with them in the freezing rain with numb fingers then the whoopie is for you.
Webbing is just more versatile than whoopies. Whoopies are ounce or two lighter. Both have pros and cons. Its just a preference as to which you use.
I've also been trying to figure out trade-offs between suspension systems, so really appreciate all the comments here!
Think I'll stick with the quick and easy webbing with dutch clips this winter, which work well since my hands tend to get frozen. But will give those whoopies a try when my hands finally thaw out in the spring, because I do enjoy shaving the ounces off.
I find the simplest thing for me is buckles or descender rings and webbing. I make a lot of hammocks for friends and this is almost all I use for that. Just like described here:
I use this on their hammocks because it's easy to do and everyone has worked a belt before so there's not much of a learning curve for beginners.
That being said I personally use whoopies about half the time. They're just fun and bulk is more of an issue to me than weight.
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Whoopies slings all the way. I just got them and love them. Easy to adjust, quick to set up and **** right awesome!