===> Been rocking cinch buckles and webbing for a few years. FINALLY learned how to make Whoopie Slings from Country Roads (thanks, Chelsea!) at the recent hang at Harold Parker SF in MA.
Immediately ordered some Amsteel and hammock bling from Dutch so I can change out my suspension on the RidgeRunner and a WBBB or two. Will be especially helpful in the winter, I think, when using the Spindrift hammock sock with the RR.
Anyway, I built my first pair of Whoopies, they came out perfectly (even back spliced a bead on the end of the adjustment tails, as well as the large loop!)
What a FUN project! Should have learned this years ago! Ordered more Amsteel - no stopping me now. I have some other ideas around these simple construction techniques, and will be playing a lot soon!
So.....pics or it didn't happen. I used Black Amsteel, both for my stealth hangs, or a black one on the head end, and orange on the foot end for general hangs.
Love 'em! Won't miss the strap/buckle weight, either!😃
Main long bury at the large loop:
Locked Brummell Fixed Loop:
Back spliced bead on adjustment tails: