Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 29
  1. #11
    Bubba's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7 SL
    Tarp
    WB Superfly
    Insulation
    WB and UGQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies or Straps
    Posts
    6,453
    Images
    80
    Quote Originally Posted by Throkda View Post
    Yep, you'll want a knot with the straps -- they do eventually slide through the cinch buckle under load. (As demonstrated by Shug, here)



    I never used a knot with whoopies -- without looking at it, I don't think I could make a solid guess as to why they would slip, just two vague ones that may or may not be helpful.

    I know for some splices, there's a bit of sewing involved to hold the cord in place, but I don't think that's a factor with whoopies.

    I remember the whoopies were difficult to move when the bury was stretched all the way out -- you had to scrunch it up a bit to adjust the length...maybe they were still "scrunched," so the tension holding the bury in place wasn't as strong?
    The buckles in the video were older one piece buckles that do slip without a half hitch. The newer ones that are the two separate flat triangles usually do not slip. (Not to be confused with the much older round triangles that needed a half hitch)
    Last edited by Bubba; 04-01-2013 at 09:16.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

  2. #12

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South Central IN
    Hammock
    WBRR, Lots of DIY
    Tarp
    MacCat; Cloudburst
    Insulation
    Lynx, HG T/UQ, AHE
    Suspension
    Varies
    Posts
    8,120
    Quote Originally Posted by Throkda View Post
    Yep, you'll want a knot with the straps -- they do eventually slide through the cinch buckle under load. (As demonstrated by Shug, here)...
    The cinch buckle in Shug's video is different from the WB "cinch buckle" which is not supposed to required a backup hitch.

  3. #13
    L.D. Cakes's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Holston Mtn. Foothills
    Hammock
    Custom Gathered End
    Tarp
    Macat Ultra,UGQ WD
    Insulation
    Incubator/Pea Pod
    Suspension
    Whoopies/Dutchware
    Posts
    3,329
    Images
    81
    When you threaded the whoopie through the end channel on the hammock, you didn't do it backwards did you? You should be threading the fixed eye end through the hammock channel and then back through it's self (Larks Head). Also if you don't milk the bury after adjustment, that can make it slip.
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

  4. #14
    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    DIY GreenBeanHammock
    Tarp
    DIY Tarps/HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Frankenquilt/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    16,216
    Images
    62
    Just did a review of the Ridgerunner with straps and buckles and so far those show no sign of slippage at all. Even with me bouncing in the hammock.
    You can see them close up at 8:50 in the video.
    As far the whoopie sling it could have been on backwards.
    Shug



    Last edited by Shug; 04-01-2013 at 09:43.
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

    Shug's YouTube Videos

  5. #15
    Senior Member Throkda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Grand Prairie, TX
    Hammock
    Dangerbird 72
    Tarp
    HH Hex Tarp
    Insulation
    KAQ New River
    Suspension
    Straps/Buckles
    Posts
    273
    Images
    21
    Granted, it was a different style of buckle, but I've also used the two flat triangle cinch buckles (they're still attached to one of my hammocks). They didn't seem to be prone to slipping, but I still preferred the security of the hitch to be sure...and it was never difficult to tie or untie the knot -- 2 seconds at each end to be absolutely positive it couldn't slip was worth it for me.
    "Can't we all just live in trees and hammocks?"
    -- Sam Gribley, My Side of the Mountain

  6. #16
    Bubba's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7 SL
    Tarp
    WB Superfly
    Insulation
    WB and UGQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies or Straps
    Posts
    6,453
    Images
    80
    Quote Originally Posted by Throkda View Post
    Granted, it was a different style of buckle, but I've also used the two flat triangle cinch buckles (they're still attached to one of my hammocks). They didn't seem to be prone to slipping, but I still preferred the security of the hitch to be sure...and it was never difficult to tie or untie the knot -- 2 seconds at each end to be absolutely positive it couldn't slip was worth it for me.
    Nothing wrong with that. Security is a good thing especially when elevated.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

  7. #17
    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    DIY GreenBeanHammock
    Tarp
    DIY Tarps/HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Frankenquilt/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    16,216
    Images
    62
    Quote Originally Posted by Throkda View Post
    Granted, it was a different style of buckle, but I've also used the two flat triangle cinch buckles (they're still attached to one of my hammocks). They didn't seem to be prone to slipping, but I still preferred the security of the hitch to be sure...and it was never difficult to tie or untie the knot -- 2 seconds at each end to be absolutely positive it couldn't slip was worth it for me.
    From Paul at Arrowhead......
    pgibson

    One thing on the buckles....do not put in a half hitch! It can cause the webbing to be pulled out of alignment in the buckles. That could cause to much load on to little webbing....very bad for staying airborne through the night.
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

    Shug's YouTube Videos

  8. #18
    Senior Member Throkda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Grand Prairie, TX
    Hammock
    Dangerbird 72
    Tarp
    HH Hex Tarp
    Insulation
    KAQ New River
    Suspension
    Straps/Buckles
    Posts
    273
    Images
    21
    Ah, hadn't seen that warning back when I got them -- now y'all have me wondering what could have had them slip, unless they threaded the webbing through incorrectly in the first place.
    "Can't we all just live in trees and hammocks?"
    -- Sam Gribley, My Side of the Mountain

  9. #19
    Senior Member Roadrunnr72's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Milford, Va.
    Hammock
    1.1 dbl ge double strech-side
    Tarp
    Tadpole/ Superfly
    Insulation
    HG- TQ,UQ- DIY PL
    Suspension
    Whoopie,D Buckle
    Posts
    2,387
    Images
    210
    You have to different problems, straps slipping on the buckles, and the whoopies slipping. I can't help with the buckles, as I have never used them, but with the whoopies, I always bury 10", and make sure to "milk" the bury. 6" is a really short bury. I have never gone this short before, but with your results, I would say that is the problem with the whoopies slipping........RR
    I'm a member of PETA!!!!

    People
    Eating
    Tasty
    Animals


  10. #20
    hutzelbein's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Hammock
    WBBB DL 1.0
    Tarp
    WB Mamajamba
    Insulation
    20 Incubator
    Suspension
    Webbing
    Posts
    1,718
    Images
    67
    Quote Originally Posted by Throkda View Post
    Ah, hadn't seen that warning back when I got them -- now y'all have me wondering what could have had them slip, unless they threaded the webbing through incorrectly in the first place.
    I never ever had a problem with the Warbonnet flat cinch buckles slipping - but they need to be threaded right. I managed to do it incorrectly once or twice, after having switched out suspensions. Just re-do the threading. The buckles are pretty much bomb-proof when used correctly.

Similar Threads

  1. Why am I slipping?
    By Gra_factor in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 08-12-2013, 03:49
  2. ARL slipping?
    By SC_Dave in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-25-2012, 22:09
  3. I'm slipping
    By Bic in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 11-03-2011, 11:43
  4. how do you keep the pad from slipping
    By Crawldaddy in forum Bottom Insulation
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-25-2011, 12:59
  5. No more pad slipping
    By sidmarx in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-20-2009, 17:09

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •