Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Senior Member DiscoveryDiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kanagawa, Japan
    Hammock
    Eno, HH, DIY
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    Winter Incubator
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    481

    Whipping Question - About to make DBL 1.1 w/zip

    I have a bit of a wait while my materials are in transit...

    I've been reading up on whipping and the options and consequences there...

    My plan is to make a 1.1 oz DBL layer and zip on/off bug netting. DBL layer to have options for embedded pad, though I do have UQ...

    I may not put on the bug netting right way...since I wont need it until June/July but need the hammock for mid-March....

    I have lots of questions, but won't put all of them in one thread...

    To the questions...
    1. I see from many of the excellent directions here, that the last 8 inches of the hammock body on each side have to be sewn together into a tube to allow a "landing pad" for the zipper.

    I see how a "standard whipping" can be done with this tube, but what other options are out there with this tube. It seems the "W" method (also at the bottom of Jeff's page) would not be possible?

    ...so basically looking for whipping experience of those who have zippered hammocks...

    2. I've seen a few options out there for folks who have zippered bug netting and a structural ridge line that goes through the whipping. Has any method gained popularity over others...?

    Many thanks!
    Last edited by DiscoveryDiver; 02-02-2011 at 18:26.

  2. #2
    Senior Member GvilleDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Greenville SC
    Hammock
    DIY Camo Cocoon
    Tarp
    Tricked out SWT
    Insulation
    DIY 4 layer IX
    Suspension
    straps & buckles
    Posts
    528
    Images
    185
    Sounds like you are planning a HH clone from HC4U's instruction thread. I have built several from those instructions but instead of whipping the ends, I sew a small channel and gather the ends like a Warbonnet style hammock / see Knotty's instructions for a gathered end hammock. Everything else is basically like the HH clone except I use a gathered end & the result for me is very comfortable.

  3. #3
    Senior Member DiscoveryDiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kanagawa, Japan
    Hammock
    Eno, HH, DIY
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    Winter Incubator
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    481
    Many thanks...I have seen Knotty's instructions, but I'll revisit that thread now...

  4. #4
    Senior Member DiscoveryDiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kanagawa, Japan
    Hammock
    Eno, HH, DIY
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    Winter Incubator
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    481
    ...also any comments on the current thinking regarding running a structural ridge line through the whipping would also be a great help...

    I've seen a few methods out there on the forum, wondering if any have become mroe favored than others....

  5. #5
    Senior Member angrysparrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    near Memphis, TN
    Hammock
    WB Traveler
    Tarp
    ZPacks CF
    Insulation
    Te-Wa / HG / WB
    Suspension
    Whoopie Hooks
    Posts
    9,686
    Images
    92
    Unless the hammock has a net, there's no reason to put the structural ridgeline through the whipping. Attaching to the suspension just above the whipping works nicely.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

  6. #6
    Senior Member DiscoveryDiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kanagawa, Japan
    Hammock
    Eno, HH, DIY
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    Winter Incubator
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    481
    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    Unless the hammock has a net, there's no reason to put the structural ridgeline through the whipping. Attaching to the suspension just above the whipping works nicely.
    Many thanks...it will be my greatest sewing challenge...but I do plan on having a zippered bugnet....

  7. #7
    Senior Member GvilleDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Greenville SC
    Hammock
    DIY Camo Cocoon
    Tarp
    Tricked out SWT
    Insulation
    DIY 4 layer IX
    Suspension
    straps & buckles
    Posts
    528
    Images
    185
    Since my hammocks have attached bug nets I run the ridgeline through the gathered end before I tightend the gather. The suspension slips through a loop on my ridgeline before it is attached to the hammock with a larks head. This picture shows what I am describing:



    The grey amsteel to the left that crosses the main suspension is the end of a fixed loop in my ridgeline. I find this set-up works well and still leaves enough of the gathered ball for me to use as an attachment point for my UQ suspension.

    Good Luck!

  8. #8
    Senior Member DiscoveryDiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kanagawa, Japan
    Hammock
    Eno, HH, DIY
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    Winter Incubator
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    481
    Quote Originally Posted by GvilleDave View Post
    Since my hammocks have attached bug nets I run the ridgeline through the gathered end before I tightend the gather. The suspension slips through a loop on my ridgeline before it is attached to the hammock with a larks head. This picture shows what I am describing:



    The grey amsteel to the left that crosses the main suspension is the end of a fixed loop in my ridgeline. I find this set-up works well and still leaves enough of the gathered ball for me to use as an attachment point for my UQ suspension.

    Good Luck!
    Many thanks, Dave...this comes pretty close to what I was envisioning...

  9. #9
    Merganser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Apple Valley, MN
    Hammock
    DIY (BASHIN)
    Tarp
    CCS 10x12
    Insulation
    DIY CS UQ
    Suspension
    sliding ring
    Posts
    224
    Images
    4
    I lay mine out flat, with the sewn ends in the middle and the ridgeline through it and then fold it together accordion style one each side of center. I whip around the works with some mason line and loop the ridgeline over the whipping.
    Attached Images Attached Images

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •