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    Whoopie Sling question

    Is it possible for some one to make a whoopie sling from the supplied spectra rope that comes with the hennessy hammock?

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    no sirree only open braid style rope such as amsteel so that it can pass through itself. The stock core has a core that prevents this from happening

    this is the style cordage you need to make whoopies:

    (note: open braid)

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    Unfortunately, no. Whoopie slings require an open-braided line.

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    OPWN BRAIDED, that was the terminology i was looking for..... :ninjaedit
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    I made whoopies out of 550 cord. They are braided but have the 7 strands of cord inside. Beast of a time getting them pushed through, but doable..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdubbery View Post
    I made whoopies out of 550 cord. They are braided but have the 7 strands of cord inside. Beast of a time getting them pushed through, but doable..
    How is that possible? 550 cord has a kernmantle construction. In addition to interference from the inner strands, the outer sheath is too tightly braided. I guess you could force it but I wouldn't trust the end product.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernmantle_rope
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    How is that possible? 550 cord has a kernmantle construction. In addition to interference from the inner strands, the outer sheath is too tightly braided. I guess you could force it but I wouldn't trust the end product.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernmantle_rope
    After seeing his post I tried to make a soft shackle from paracord I had sitting, intending it to be used for the prussics on my tarp ridgeline. I don't have an awl to hand, which might make things easier, but I couldn't get it to work at all..

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