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    Senior Member Rob3E's Avatar
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    First Whoopie Slings -- thank you Hammock Forums

    I found these forums after the first time I strung up my new Hennessy Hammock. I just thought, "There has to be a better way. I bet the internet knows." and it did.
    Two nights ago I ripped into my newly delivered box of Amsteel and started on the fixed eye of my whoopie sling ... and failed. Everything I tried to use as a makeshift fid was useless. Yesterday I picked up a super-sized needle at Rite Aid as part of $3 needle set, and it was a whole, new ball game. Turns out it is incredibly easy once you find a workable fid-like device. First set went on my deck/daytrippin hammock.



    Against all odds it seemed to hold my weight without slipping, and I expect some weight savings over my old suspension:




    And considerably less rattling from my bike basket as I head out hammocking.

    Thanks for the great resource.

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    Welcome to the Whoopie Club. We have lots of good, clean, fun...despite the name. If you haven't seen them already there are pics and videos of how to attach a Whoopie to a HH.
    Knotty
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    Senior Member Rob3E's Avatar
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    I have seen them, but I'll be looking at them again once I get the fixed eye end done in the next set.

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