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    I'd like to know more about those 1" buckles! any chance they will be on my BB Brandon?? hint, hint...gladly pay for them of course. This is defiantly good to think about, great customer service man!

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    yeah, they are the ones i'm using now. they shave off about an oz compared to the other ones

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    Brandon, How much would it cost to swap out my 1.25" buckles with the new 1" buckles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    . . . I doubt the whoopies would even know you were there at 250lbs. You don't have much to worry about if that's your only excuse.
    ummmm . . . yeah . . . what Cannibal said.
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    So it sounds like this problem is fixed by the new buckles that WB is now using or buying whoopie slings?

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    I used my Whoopie Slings twice and have gone back to the webbing. Reasons are: Weight savings using WS is minimal, maybe 5 ounces.
    What if you lose a tree hugger? I use my stap also as the tree hugger
    Cinch buckles work, fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mule View Post
    Weight savings using WS is SUBSTANTIAL, maybe 5 ounces.
    Fixed that for ya But hey if you like the straps more betterer, more power to ya! My whoopies replaced Eno Slap-Straps... believe me when I tell you there's no going back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokie Hanger View Post
    Brandon, How much would it cost to swap out my 1.25" buckles with the new 1" buckles?
    I didn't made a move yet but definitly think I need to fix the situation before I made anymore damage.. btw I didn't post the "Second hang, no damage" thread but I was so paranoid that I checked the buckle maybe 40 times before going to bed. No mather what I hear, I still don't trust whoopies.. and would have to buy blindly and test myself someday. A few oz dont scare me on the shelter area.. (hammock, tarp) I lost a few pounds on my belly lately

    I'll order a Superfly really soon (waiting on my brother decision to order 2x Superfly) Can you keep me 2 sets of 1" buckle for our 2 blackbirds ?

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    Mule...5oz is alot if you think about it...thats an extra meal in your tummy
    but thats me i'm a gram weenie
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocBurN View Post
    No mather what I hear, I still don't trust whoopies.. and would have to buy blindly and test myself someday.
    I'm curious what part you don't trust?

    I'm around 230 lbs, so I bought 1/8" whoopies rather than the 7/64" and now kind of regret it. I mean, min. break strength of the 7/64" amsteel is 1400 lbs... that's a lot of twinkies! Still I gotta lose a lot of weight off my chassis before I start worrying about 1/64" worth of amsteel-diameter

    Is it the constrictor/Chinese finger puzzle aspect? Can't speak for the others but I don't even bother with the slippery half-hitch safety knot that I think some folks use. It's not going anywhere...

    Is it the tree strap/toggle system?

    I know you said it doesn't matter what you read, so I'm not trying to convince you... just curious if it's anything in particular you don't trust...

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