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    Whoopie through channel once or twice?

    I noticed on the video at whoopieslings.com, they pass the whoopie through the channel of the hammock twice. I have done that with my hammocks, but I am curious... Is there any evidence, whether anecdotal or otherwise, of passing the whoopie through once or twice?

    I will state that the stock crappy suspension on the Walmart Equip hammock has two strands through the channel, so that's part of the reason I decided to pass the whoopie through twice on that one. I also bought a Tree Runner SL from SLD and passed it through twice as well, since that was the way I did it with the Equip.

    Thanks for the input and advice!

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    I ran mine twice simply because the whoopie's are a smaller diameter and I figured a second pass would lessen the strain on the hammock material from the smaller diameter cord. It may not matter at all but it gave me a little piece of mind. I tend to over think everything.

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    Hi. I'm new to DIY but have made a few hammocks now. The first ones I did with a single pass and now I do a double and I prefer twice through. It seems to lock the channel in a ring nice and tight. Doing it with a single not as tight. Play around a bit and see which you prefer, more rope used with the double though.

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    I do the double pass if the loops are 8" which is too long for my liking. That's the case with the cinch buckles I got from Dutch - they work great and there's a little less cordage flopping around.
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    I agree that the double appears to be tighter. That's what I'm going with for now, I just wonder if anyone has truly had any issues with one or the other...

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    No larkshead at all on my set up.

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    Sorry.... Just realized you were talking whoopie slings.
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    There is no real reason and it does not make anything the least bit stronger running through twice. Just eats up some of the line which can allow a shorter minimum hang span by a couple inches on each end. Either way works just fine.
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