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    suitable whoopie material?

    Dyneema SK-75 Core w/ a Dyneema SK-75 Cover 1/8"(3mm)

    i'm waiting for the arrival of this cord... i would use some of it for whoopie slings (my first diy hammock project!). details: http://www.apsltd.com/c-7340-stingray-by-paraloc.aspx

    edit: sorry i just realized i missed the diy area of hf! as i said, my 1st diy.. i'm x-posting this there!
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    Don't think that's going to work, m8. You neet a single braid with a hollow center to make whoopie.
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    ****! but it's still good to hang hammocks, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kobold View Post
    ****! but it's still good to hang hammocks, right?
    Not sure. It can be done, of course, but Dyneema is slick stuff, notorious for slipping under a strain when knotted. Also, depending on the knot used, it will derate the line quite a bit.

    All is not lost...others will chime in, and will doubtless have recommendations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kobold View Post
    ****! but it's still good to hang hammocks, right?
    Yeah, you can use it. It is spliceable and you can make some prusiks to use for adjustment.

    But you cant make a whoopie sling from it. Just end to end splices or fixed eyes.

    Edit: I may be wrong about being able to splice it. I cant find anything online suggesting its possible.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    You could probably use a garda hitch, but I believe many people have stopped using that system due to possible premature wear on the cord. I don't personally know enough to tell you what knots would or wouldn't hold on it. Sorry. As for splicing, I may be wrong, but I don't think that even end to end splices or fixed eyes would work for the cord.

    There's definitely other ways, though. Maybe the Hennessy lashing style , but I don't know for sure on that since your cord will be more slippery.
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    Found this one (New Zealand):
    http://www.chainsropesandanchors.co....ma-p-1774.html

    You should probably be able to find this rope in Australia as well.
    That rope should work for whoopies.
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    Found it in Melbourne:
    http://www.ropemelbourne.com.au/dyneema.php

    No prices though!
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    it turns out i am lucky as they don't have enough of it, so they didn't shipped/charged. thank you everyone for the help, esp. bieggolmai, a great find! i'll ask before i order next time... so the 3mm dyneema sk75 from this site is ok for both hammock hanging and whoopies? cheers!

    edit: the price is $2/m + gst + shipping
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