I love the lightweight whoopie sling, I have installed them on my HH exped and my SLD Streamliner. They are easy to make after a few tries and offer a lightweight alternative suspension.
Recently, the whoopies on my Streamliner are beginning to show signs of wear, especially where the amsteel comes in contact with the tree strap and where it enters the bury on the " finger trap " section.
I guess I know the answer to my question, and I will have to replace my slings at some point. I am wondering how much wear and tear can 7/64 amsteel endure before it breaks? Should I be replacing my whoopies as soon as I notice the wear, or can I hold off and replace them when I notice the threads breaking? Is there a method of preventing this wear?
It just does not seem cost effective if I have to make new whoopies every couple of months, I would rather find something more durable. Saving weight is not an issue to me, but I love the ease of use.
Thanks all and happy hanging!