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    Suspension question

    I'm going to take the plunge and order a Blackbird and give this hammock thing a try.

    Before I place my order I've got to decide between between line/tree strap suspension or adjustable webbing suspension.

    Is one better than the other? What are the pros and cons of each?

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    The video on Brandons site pretty much shows it all. That said, both of mine have the webbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by optimator View Post
    The video on Brandons site pretty much shows it all. That said, both of mine have the webbing.
    So it is, thanks.

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    If you're a gram weenie and don't mind a little extra work, go for the line/strap setup. If you're all about ease of use and don't mind a few extra ounces (literally only a few) go for the adjustable webbing. I've got the adjustable webbing and between it and the bishop bag, it's SOOOOOOOOOOOOO easy to setup.

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    Go with webbing ..... you can easily switch later.
    You will want to try it all I am sure. We all do!
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    For what it's worth, I ordered both the rope and the webbing suspension with my WBBB. I've used both and actually preferred the rope...less weight, less bulk, and only a tiny bit more "fiddly" to adjust.

    I've since replaced both options with Whoopie Slings....lighter and simpler on all counts.
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    I like the webbing on my black bird.

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    Went webbing, but eventually changed to whoopies for all the reasons listed by Beep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BER View Post
    Went webbing, but eventually changed to whoopies for all the reasons listed by Beep.
    Would you, or beep, be so good as to explain the woopie setup?

    thanks!

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    It should be stickied in the suspension section if you need to find out more about whoopie slings or how to use/make them.

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