I was mostly trying to get rid of the knots, so the rubber tubing is good, but I also wanted to work with what I have, and I think my wife went and sold my sling shot. I whipped the problem ends with dental floss, then remembered I had mason line, so I just put that over the floss. Having a bright orange spot of mason line the highlight where the end of the bury is might be nice.
If the whipping doesn't do it for me this weekend, I'll get som tubing.
Edit: I forgot that one idea was to use small diameter shock cord for the whipping. It worked but, again, I had problems keeping the whipping tight. Probably my ineptitude...
I would think it would be difficult to keep the whipping tight if you dont crank it down nice and tight. Do that on the ends of the UCR constrictor and you wouldnt be able to move it easily.
My understanding is what keeps the whipping locked down is the tension created by cranking the wraps down.
I think whipping may still be a good option, but it may need to be a more secure method or may need to be really tight. I don't think a 1/4 inch of tight whipping will lock up the constrictor making it unusable. I think I'll play with some other whipping methods to see if they loosen up, and also see if cranking it down tight works.
I prefer the UCR over whoopie sling because of the added length for the same amount of line, but whoopie slings may be the better choice if someone else will be in close proximity because they are more secure when loaded.
Last edited by miisterwright; 07-06-2010 at 17:17.