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    Double Whoopie Thingee

    First off I am an uber noob, so, sorry if this has been covered. I searched and couln't find it.
    Can you use a single line suspension with whoopies made into both ends. Then use two continuous loops (on a gathered end type) prusik to the ridge line and larks head to the hammock. This would allow adjustment closer to either tree via sliding both whoopie loops for ground clearance (stumps rocks etc...). Also, the prusiks could be slid to change the hang angle. Pardon my imprecise description, I'm just getting started.

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    I understand what your trying to do. I would think it would work, as long as the prusiks don't slide. You would have to use a smaller size diameter rope for the prusik for the best hold. You could try it and let us know the results. Some others with more experience will speak up.
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    TBCTX suggested something similar in this thread.

    He had this set up at the fall TX hang last year. It was a nice set up... a single line that provided the ridge line for his tarp. He tied two Alpine Butterfly loops into this ridge line to hang his hammock from.

    I've toyed with the idea of making a similar setup - single ridge line with alpine butterfly loops - with either a whoopie loop or a UCR set up on each end. If I do try this, it will be with a minimum of 1/8" amsteel.

    I'm not sure I'd trust prussic knots or Klemheist knots to hang the hammock from off of the ridge line. I'd be afraid they would slide on the ridge line during the night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadRacDad View Post
    First off I am an uber noob, so, sorry if this has been covered. I searched and couln't find it.
    Can you use a single line suspension with whoopies made into both ends. Then use two continuous loops (on a gathered end type) prusik to the ridge line and larks head to the hammock. This would allow adjustment closer to either tree via sliding both whoopie loops for ground clearance (stumps rocks etc...). Also, the prusiks could be slid to change the hang angle. Pardon my imprecise description, I'm just getting started.
    Greetings MadRacDad

    Check out this thread by headchange4u. It details his single line suspension system. All you would need to do is add the adjustable whoopie loops on either end of your amsteel line and you should be good to go.

    One note on this, I did try the method you are suggesting and found that I didn't space my whoopie buries far enough apart to give me the amount of sag I needed. Remember that the length of line you use for your prussics effectively changes the overall length of the hammock and thus increases your ridgeline line length.

    Cheers

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    Thanks Shane/Brian, again I'm an uber noob so here comes another question?

    If I figure out my best hang angle then tie two Alpine Butterflys in my ridge line, could I then larks head the loop in the alpines to my hammock?

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    You would need a couple of biners/soft shackles to attach the hammock to the alpine butterfly loops.
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    I had a similar idea, only the ridgeline is static and the adjustable part is attached to the hammock. I've detailed it a bit more here http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=27266

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