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    Any of you folks using arrow shafts big guys like over 250? I know the sling is sposed to rest on the knot but just wondering if it's safe.
    I use a piece of 1/2" plastic pipe cause it was there.

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    I would be really wary of using them, especially if you are a bigger guy. I stumbled across this thread that talks about arrow shaft toggles breaking. I am sure that there are a lot of people still using them, though. Use at your own risk, I guess.
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    What do you use for a toggle?

    Would it be safe to just use the end of the webbing as a toggle? If so, it would be great for SUL people. (This is how my 80lb little bro is doing it with his new GTUL and DIY straps I gave him )
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    carabiner- the kid proof option

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    Dream Hammock provides toggles made from 5/16" Black Acetal with all hammocks having whoopies sling suspensions.
    I forget the exact weights, but they're not much heavier and considerably stronger than arrow shaft toggles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt-138 View Post
    Would it be safe to just use the end of the webbing as a toggle? If so, it would be great for SUL people. (This is how my 80lb little bro is doing it with his new GTUL and DIY straps I gave him )
    The issue I see with this is the potential for the whoopie to slide off the knot. If you are really that worried about weight why not just use sticks found at your site?

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    I have been using sections of Easton Carbon arrow shafts, the ones salvaged from those unfortunate misses. if you think about it they are not the most "Cost effective" option.... more practice.

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    I use 1/2" PEX plumbing pipe, I like it better than smaller diameter toggles. I use the red colored pipe so it's easy to spot in a pack or at night.
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    Old hickory drumstick, cut down to 3", buffed the edges on the concrete, good to go. If you ever see a drummer playing, ask for a stick.

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    I have used aluminium arrow toggles as well as trail sticks, screw drivers and 6" nails that I bought for use as tent stakes.
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