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    Hmmm. I'd like to see the wear that the tubing gets after a couple of hangs. Good idea though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Hmmm. I'd like to see the wear that the tubing gets after a couple of hangs. Good idea though.
    I have been using it in the channel for two years and I don't see any wear.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ricegravy View Post
    I have been using it in the channel for two years and I don't see any wear.


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    I meant I'd like to see the wear using Dynaglide, to see if it's thin enough to slice even the tubing over time. I'd like to be wrong here, btw. It would be great to have a dynaglide whoopie sling suspension system.

    thanks.


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    Oh sorry, I forgot to mention that I have been using a very small diameter Amsteel Blue in the tube in the channel. I thought this would be comparable to the dynaglide :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlelady View Post
    I used dynaglide whoopie slings I made to suspend the hammock I slept in Christmas Eve at my son's apartment. I used a lark's head on the channel gathered ends of my TrekLight, and toggles from the webbing straps for the adjustable loop end. 180 lbs.( shhhh!) My husband was shaking his head as he fingered the small diameter line. But we talked through the math ( his forte, not mine) and he had to agree it should work with lots of margin for safety, etc. And of course it did. Go for it! I have now made four sets of whoopies, three sets as gifts, so I felt I had to be willing to test them before I could give them.
    TL? What did you use for a fid?
    The teeny size of this rope coupled with my sausage fingers has me avoiding trying it.....or really figuring out how to...so far...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOB9595 View Post
    TL? What did you use for a fid?
    The teeny size of this rope coupled with my sausage fingers has me avoiding trying it.....or really figuring out how to...so far...

    Tom
    I was able to get it done using the same loop of wire I use for the 7/64 Amsteel.

    I did get some smaller wire, though. Made it a little easier.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricegravy View Post
    Oh sorry, I forgot to mention that I have been using a very small diameter Amsteel Blue in the tube in the channel. I thought this would be comparable to the dynaglide :-)

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    It may well be comparable. You would know better than I.

    Since my hammocks don't have channels I'd have to come up with something slightly different with the tubing. In a thread about silk hammocks getting shredded by small diameter line, Oh-No said that he wrapped strips of extra material around the area to be constricted by the line (pardon the paraphrasing). That might work in my case with the Dynaglide.


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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    I was able to get it done using the same loop of wire I use for the 7/64 Amsteel.

    I did get some smaller wire, though. Made it a little easier.
    Opie, What wire for the 7/64....025-030 music wire?
    What size for the 2mm DYNEEMA? Music wire?

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    ]TL? What did you use for a fid?
    The teeny size of this rope coupled with my sausage fingers has me avoiding trying it.....or really figuring out how to...so far...

    Tom

    Tom -- I used a smooth, pretty coated copper wire I snitched from a large reel down on my husband's work bench shelf. I think it was stuff he used in his youth for wrapping coils for motors? It was pretty : ), the right size, rigid enough to feed through when doubled, and flexible enough to bend into the small eye needed. I just checked the reel of wire, and there is no label on it. Hubby is asleep already so I can't ask the gauge of wire. I struggled with the first prototype, all thumbs. After that, it was easy. Don't try it when your eyes are tired! I have the green color which Opie said was easier than the orange. I put a bit of whipping with dental floss to prevent the adjustable loop from getting pulled into the bury--after the first one on the prototype disappeared. And we had been warned about that, too! Good luck, and you will have fun, but maybe not at first. TL

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOB9595 View Post
    Opie, What wire for the 7/64....025-030 music wire?
    What size for the 2mm DYNEEMA? Music wire?

    Tom
    IIRC, its 20 gauge.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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