5:56 mark in one of Grizz excellent videos.
“I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt.” - Cormac McCarthy
but we are all grasping and learning so this must be a good thing.
I just wish I'd known about this last week when I ordered the Amsteel for my rings.....so now I'm ordering a funky tool and more Amsteel albeit thicker....
BUT my backpacking BB is now 1 pound 9oz using the Amsteel/Ascender Rings and the tree hugger with one triangle per side SO
if I switch out to the woopie how much weight am I going to save?????
Yes each of us has a different priority in the hammock...for backpacking to me its weight versus convenience or replacing parts that wear out....for paddle camping I could probably use one of those Amazonian Jumbos!
What the whoopie sling and UCR give you is easier adjustability, but it comes with a higher weight price tag than the bare minimum. The point is that if minimizing weight is the objective, you're going to get that tying a knot.
and that is what I thought--confirmation remedies the soul....well with that I think I'm going to be satisfied with the rings and Giarda hitch..a compromise between weight and speed.
Having said that I'm still going to play with a woopie simply to edify.
Forgot to mention that the slipped/loosed buntline hitch is in my inventory now!
I just got my Amsteel and made my whoopie slings, with a simple twist. I put gutted paracord over the Amsteel in the eye splice for abrasion resistance. It's just the right size. I melted the ends after I gutted it to keep them from fraying and just threaded it on with a size 5 crochet needle that I threaded the end of with a screw. I'll put pics up soon.
This is all deja vu to me. About two years ago, Wesco (arborist equipment co.) sent me a catalog after I order some Zing-it. I came across their whoopie slings using 1/2 inch rope with an ungodly load limit at $70+ a piece. It did not dawn on me that a person could make one using smaller rope. I guess that is why I am not the head of Microsoft Altogether, an excellent and elegant advancement. Thanks to ZA206, Tee Dee, Grizz, Frawg, and SloBro. I am glad I waited to swap out my HH cordage.
I used a locked brummel.
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