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    Amsteel and Dutchware

    So a few questions...

    I have 2 lengths of Amsteel in 1/8 and 7/64ths. I am planning on switching out my suspension on my HH Expedition to whoopie slings. I've also ordered some Dutch hardware.

    So...

    1) Will the 1/8 work with whoopie clips?

    2) Am I being to paranoid about wanting the heavier gauge on my suspension?

    None of it will be wasted I'm planning on some DIY hammocks for the kids and missus, and maybe a new one for myself

    Well folks pour out your knowledge on me
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    Whoopie clip = Whoopie hook? If it is it's made for 7/64.... And it's a snug fit. Not sure it would fit.

    You're not paranoid. Just extra extra extra safe.

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    Whoopie hooks will work fine on 1/8 amsteel.

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    7/64 is more than fine for suspension but if you want piece of mind, use the 1/8.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    7/64 is more than fine for suspension but if you want piece of mind, use the 1/8.

    Swingin on a Star 5:32
    "Would you like to swing on a star, carry moon beams home in a jar..."
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    Bubba, Love the Hudsonhawk reference, "Bunny, ball ball."

    Thanks I appreciate the info I figured the 1/8th would work but wanted to be sure.

    Also was just on the sampson website and learned that we lose ~40% tensile strength with whoopie sling. I won't feel bad about using the 1/8th.
    “The path of least resistance leads to crooked rivers and crooked men.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Swingin on a Star 5:32
    "Would you like to swing on a star, carry moon beams home in a jar..."
    Wow, that's a rare movie I thought no one but me and my wife knew....... One of our favourites.

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    Come on a Bruce Willis Classic
    “The path of least resistance leads to crooked rivers and crooked men.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudsonhawk View Post
    ...Also was just on the sampson website and learned that we lose ~40% tensile strength with whoopie sling. I won't feel bad about using the 1/8th.
    I don't know why they don't change that. In correspondence with Samson engineers, they admit the real number is ~ 80% retained strength.

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    Definitely a good movie, it's just that the songs get stuck in my head... I'm still hearing "side by side."

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