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  1. #761
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    Thanks for the instructions. Made a set and a ridge-line using this tutorial!

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    Thanks SlowBro and everyone else! my wife thought i was crazy when i asked for a length of dyneema for xmas this year. i'll be completing this project tomorrow! thanks again.

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    Just finished a pair using 7/64 amsteel and these instructions. Super easy to follow. I was able to use 14ga solid core wire with the insulation stripped off and was a little tight but easy enough.

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    UnWhoopie?

    Just realized I'd made a UCR so no news here, please move on.
    Last edited by logrus; 01-29-2012 at 05:24.

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    To friartuck, Ras Billy, Beatle405, etc,

    Glad the instructions were helpful. It is hard to believe this thread is still going after all this time.

    One tip is to ditch the yarn darning needle and use a thin length of stiff wire, about 2 ft bent in half. Slip the bent end in the OUT spot of the bury and exit at the IN spot. Slip the tapered end in the crook of the the bent wire and pull the line back through the bury. A lot easier than the yarn darn method I think. But that still works, too.
    Enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowBro View Post
    Glad the instructions were helpful. It is hard to believe this thread is still going after all this time.
    May this thread go for 1000 pages! Just finished my own set of whoopies. The instructions were great.
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    Put a stop in the whoppie!

    I made a whoopie and was very proud of my clumsy self, it was the result of very good instruction here really. I ran into a problem which could be a big deal in the woods. By accident I pulled the whoopie by the tail piece to far and it made my adjustable whoopie into a long tail piece! I simply could not back the buried line out of the bury, so I got to start over. The problem was solved when I buried a piece of amsteel about 11/2 inches long near the "in part" of the bury on the fixed side, if that makes any sense. The sliding part of the sling can no longer disappear by accident into itself. If that has already been discussed, sorry, but It may be helpful with close to 80 pages of posts, LOVE IT!!!!!

  8. #768
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steady View Post
    ...The problem was solved when I buried a piece of amsteel about 11/2 inches long near the "in part" of the bury on the fixed side, if that makes any sense. The sliding part of the sling can no longer disappear by accident into itself. If that has already been discussed, sorry, but It may be helpful with close to 80 pages of posts, LOVE IT!!!!!
    Like this? (see post #32)...http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...t=30797&page=4

    What I like about this method is that it can be used on a finished whoopie and never breaks off like some beads do. Thanks for bringing it up for those that haven't had the problem yet (they will).

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    Made my first attempt with 1/8" Amsteel last night. Got it finished, but was trying to make due with a couple of splicing tools that really sucked. Anyway, it looks fine and works well, but due to the occasional frayed line, this one will be relegated to tarp use. Not confident enough that it will hold weight. I'm going to get some wire today and go for whoopie 2.0 tonight.

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    Are you kidding? You have 2000+ lb of breaking strength to play with. Snip three of the 12 stands outright, and you still have a wide safety margin, unless you weigh more than 400lb!! So fraying of a few of the strands is of no consequence.

    That, assuming you tapered the bury and that the bury was 8+ inches long.

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