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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    I use a light weight carabiner... Attach my marlin spike hitch to the flat side opposite the gate... Then on the knot not the toggle, then clip the whoopie into carabiner... No slipping and plus carabiners are always nice to have...
    I like this idea. How much of a hassle is tying the marlin spke on the biner? Seems like it'd be tricky with a small biner.
    Last edited by Hammonkey; 01-05-2013 at 00:08.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammonkey View Post
    I like this idea. How much of a hassle is tying the larkshead on the biner? Seems like it'd be tricky with a small biner.
    I just make my larks head and then clip my carabiner in it, then adjust around till its on the flat side... No longer to me than trying to stick the little arrow shafts in the marlin spike in the right spot... And at least the carabiners once they are clipped in you know it won't fall out... Sometimes I don't tighten up until I hang the hammock so I know I have the knot where I want it...


    I tried to take a few photos of how I do it...











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    I have my whoopie slings attached to the hammock with the fixed eyes at the hammock ends. On the sliding end I have added a Blocking End Whipping knot per this great video from Grizz. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sUfGqudl_8) Check it out starting at the 3:00 mark. It weighs nothing, is always attached to your rigging, allows a full range of variability and is very easy to use. Hang your hammock as usual, make your adjustments to the WS then slide the whipping knot up tight to the Marlin Spike Hitch like a bolo tie on a smarmy Texas playboy. This prevents the whoopie sling from coming loose from the MSH and is easy to release afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammonkey View Post
    ...Once looping the whoopie around the toggled larkshead ...
    FWIW...Toggles are usually placed in a Marlin Spike Hitch (MSH) instead of a larks head, as demonstrated here at 3:45 by Shug.

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    My personal opinion, the Marlin spike is great for rope or cord, not suitable for webbing. It's the rock climber in me. I have come up with my own system. It is borrowed from slacklining (an offshoot of rock climbing).

    It is called a linelocker. Here is the link to my thread with my video.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=55365
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    I always just use the extra length of my tree straps bellow the spike to tie a slippery half hitch around the whoopie to keep it from slipping, no extra weight and is simple. Only down side is if you need every inch of those tree straps for the big trees there none left for the half hitch.

    -Tim

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