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    thanks slowbro!

    So the stitching for the loop will hold with lots of tension on it, no need for the biner? That is so much trust for me. I hate falling on my butt or back.

    Also what do you recommend for the strap 1" ot 1.5" seatbelt or what?

    That WB tree strap stretched way too much. plus the BB stretching too... sheesh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skittles View Post
    thanks slowbro!

    So the stitching for the loop will hold with lots of tension on it, no need for the biner? That is so much trust for me. I hate falling on my butt or back.

    Also what do you recommend for the strap 1" ot 1.5" seatbelt or what?

    That WB tree strap stretched way too much. plus the BB stretching too... sheesh.
    You will get the same tension on the loop if you clip a carabiner (or a Dutch clip) through the loop and then clip over the free end. So it's the same either way. If you use nylon webbing you will always get lots of stretch. Poly webbing has much less stretch if the weave is tight. One inch is plenty strong, but 1.5 is stronger and a little nicer to the tree. Of course it weighs more, too.

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    Last edited by SlowBro; 10-24-2010 at 19:14.
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    I use the stock WBBB straps with Dutch Clips and have not had any problems ( I weight 275lbs ).

    I use 7/64 Amstell on my other hammocks (not woopies) and have not had any problems.
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    I have had nylon and polypro 1" straps break. I think what has happened is when they go through the loops it greatly constricts them and causes fraying on the edge and then they break or tear at the fray. I have gone to using screw links at the loops and I just got 1" heavy weight poly pro straps that I have not tested yet. 7/64 amsteel diy whoopies have held my 280 just fine.

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    Ok campers... stay tuned...

    I just got my ENO DN, about to buy the whoopie/dutch combo.

    I weigh in @ 365lbs.

    If I don't fall, then you won't. (kinda feel like Sasquatch here)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tbull55 View Post
    Okay, I want to make the conversion to whoopie slings on my ENO double nest!

    I am looking at 7/64 whoopies and I only have one question.

    Will 7/64 amsteel hold me for sure?

    I'm weighing in at 300#'s. I plan on pulling the trigger on them this friday! Let me know what you pro's think!

    Thanks all,
    Tbull
    6'3" 365-375 and i have hung from DIY 7/64 whoopies, with little/no signs of strain

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    Thanks for all of the repies! You all have reassured me so much that I pulled the trigger on whoopie slings (7/64), 15 ft. tree straps, and a dynaglide adjustable ridgeline this morning! I ordered everything from Arrowhead!!

    I am really chomping at the bit to get my gear!!!!

    I will get pics and post as soon as everything comes in!!

    THANKS AGAIN, EVERYONE!!!

    Tbull

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    fantastic


    you will be pleased
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