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    Whoopie sling to strap connection

    With a lot of help (and patience!!) from you kind folks, I was able to change my ENO DN suspenion to WS. I used a 12" contineous loop (attached to a ring) twice through the end channel with a larks head... I then attached the SRL and the WS to the ring from the hammock. Now my question:

    -o- Is it okay to just use a (1100#) biner to directly attach the adjustable loop of the WS to the loop on the tree strap? I was just concerned that the bend in the WS at the biner would be too sharp and weaken the line. (Just demonstrated my ignorance, huh????)

    Thank you....
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    Lots of folks have done just that with a carabiner to hook up the straps and slings. A little heavier than a toggle- Marlin Spike set up but works fine none the less.
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    I did this myself for a little while. But have gone to the marlin spike. I love the adjustability of have both whoopie slings and marlin spike.

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    Thanks!!!

    Thanks, Pgibson and Dblecorona!!!

    I was pretty sure that was okay; just wanted to double check with someone more knowledgeable than I!

    My next step will be to a marlin spike; just wanted something to use immediately for now.

    I hope that Double Corona is a Rocky Patel or Cohiba Maduro, Dblecorona!!!

    Arvis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dblcorona View Post
    I did this myself for a little while. But have gone to the marlin spike. I love the adjustability of have both whoopie slings and marlin spike.
    I use the dutch clip, makes for a fast setup. To counter the loss of adjustability from not using the toggle, I wrap my fixed end of my sling around my hammock head as much as possible, so the sling is as close as possible to the head. Then i have a really long sling as well

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