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    Need advice to install my whoopies

    Well my Whoopie slings ought to be arriving from Arrowhead Equipment any day now. I have a question about how to rig my new Whoopies. I also ordered two continuous loops and I have a pair of Dutch clips and a pair of Dutch biners. Here is my plan, let me know if I'm all hung up in the wrong tree. BTW, I have a Blackbird.

    In general, I want to have my whoopies permanently attached to my tree straps and be able to conveniently attach them to the hammock. That way, I can store my suspension separately from the hammock.

    I plan to larks head the continuous loops onto the gathered ends of the hammock, where they will stay permanently.

    I will permanently sew the end loop in my tree straps to the whoopie slings. My tree straps have a loop at each end and I'll use my Dutch clips to attach them to the tree.

    Then, for my quick connect plan, I'll use the Dutch biners to connect the other end of the whoppies to the continuous loops, that I permanently attached to the hammock. I'm hoping that the Dutch biners will also serve as drip rings.

    BTW, I cut down those 14' long straps to two 5' straps. Keeping in mind that this is my first foray past the stock straps suspension on my Blackbird, is there a problem with my plan?
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    Mad777, sounds like you've thought it all through and that should work just fine.

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    I have an additional question concerning the whoopie installation. Whick way should I install them? In other words, which direction? Which end should I permanently connect to the tree straps?

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    You can do it either way as long as the locked brummel is big enough to go around the biner end. If the locked brummel is on the hugger You may be out in the rain for a second while adjusting it. No big deal what so ever and that is the way i usually do it. You have other options too. If you have the whoopie on the hammock like normal you can have the loop on the hugger. That means you will only have to stow the huggers and the whoopies stay with the hammock.

    You are using it just the way I planned. You can use pretty short hugger compared to someone who uses the marlin spike hitch. You can actually have less weight and the convenience of the biner. I'm really proud of those biners BTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I'm really proud of those biners BTW.
    And so you should be, Dutch. All the convenience of carabiners without the unnecessary weight and bulk.

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    Your set up will work fine. The only issue I have is the webbing to amsteel contact. Generally not a problem but I feel the friction between the two can cause problems down the road. Probably me just being paranoid.

    Ideally I'd have a dutch biner connecting the continuous loop to the whoopie and one connecting the whoopie to the webbing. They are small and light enough to have negligible impact IMO. That's just a personal thing and like I said your way will work.
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