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    Can't get my DIY Whoopie Sling to work!

    Can you guys steer me on the right track?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pduJuD8xyJg

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    Are you making a UCR? There was no loop for a whoopie sling. Looks like you need a longer bury, 6 inches is too short I think. Try adding a few inches.
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    yeah, interesting. i'll try to explain it but it's probably best if you watch the video. most people make their whoopie slings like this.

    you have a piece that is 14-18' long
    at one end, use about 6-8" to creat a loop that is secure with a locked bremmel.
    from that locked bremmel loop go up the line some 18-20", this is the start of your burry.
    from that starting point most people make their burry's 8-12"
    the remaning amsteel will be feed down the burry and at the end of the remaining amsteel you'll back feed into itself to create a fat end which doesn't allow it to pull out through the burry.

    where you messed up (sorry for being blunt) is you have the burry at the end of the piece that creates the loop. the burry that holds the loop should be on the piece comming off your hammock 18-20" away from the hammock body and not at the tip end.

    another way to say it i guess, the burry should start 18-20" up the line from the lock bremmel and not and the very extreme end of the whoopie like you have it.




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    Quote Originally Posted by CCS86 View Post
    Can you guys steer me on the right track?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pduJuD8xyJg
    That's not a whoopie sling, there is no loop. Looks more like a UCR.

    So. The line you're pulling on the righthand side of the video (your left hand) seems to be the bury line (as opposed to the buried line). Experience with UCRs suggests that the tail end (the little short stubby one) needs to be pulled down somehow as well. Some folks use shock cord, I have used a connection to a prussik on the other line.

    Success with UCRs requires that first you "milk" the bury before putting any tension on, and also pull on that tail.

    Now if it really was a whoopie sling you want, you need to make a loop. Follow these instructions. Easy and the product really works.
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    Hmmm, tried again without luck: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMmbpSHGWWo

    Is 3/16" too big?

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    Ah, true... I guess I was making a UCR

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    Whoopee slings can be made in Amsteel much larger than 3/16", so that's not the problem. Have you watched the recommended videos And posts or read the instructions on the Samson Rope site?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCS86 View Post
    Ah, true... I guess I was making a UCR
    And for that, you will need a longer bury. Or...keep the end attached to the house lower than the end you are pulling on (as if it were attached to a hammock) and hang a little weight from the free end you showed lengthened at the beginning of your second video. That should help to keep the full length of the bury locked.

    Now go ahead and try a whoopie sling. It will tension both ends of the outer part of the bury and "grab" very securely.
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    Nicks video in the original whoopie sling thread is very clear and informative. Give it a look.

    Rope diameter won't matter much, but bury lengths will increase with larger diameters. I've made whoopies with 5/16, 3/8 and 1/2 inch rope and all have done well. As long as its a braided, hollow core rope, it will work. Rope strength needs to be considered before hanging from it tho.
    Practicing on the larger diameter helps get the principle down. And prepare you for small stuff like fling it or zing it.
    Good luck in your quest.
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    I think you are pulling on the tail. For the whoopie to work the load need to stretch the bury (making the bury ID smaller). This is how the friction is made. A bury length of 72 dia. is commonly used.

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