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    Senior Member Les Rust's Avatar
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    Grizz, I love the slider/stoppers--put two on the whoopie slings on the hammock I gave my daughter for Christmas and will put them on my own whoopies from now on--great piece of work that serves multiple purposes.
    I tried to download the Ashley Book of Knots from the link here but it said that it had been removed. is there anywhere else to get this on the internet?
    thanks, all, and Happy Holidays.

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    Google Books has a decent preview of this. The ABOK is 600 pages. That would quite a PDF. Most of the information is online in piecemeal form. The book in print is pricey.
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    Sorry if breathing life back into this thread bothers anyone, but I only found it about a month ago and ABSOLUTELY loved the idea. At that time I was putting together my DIY hammock and thought this would be a great opportunity to try the NHSS (No Hardware Suspension System, sorry grizz, your name for it was just too long) I retrofitted my whoopie slings by tying a cobra knot through the fixed loop. I then made 2 12' dogbones with an adjustable loop at one end.



    The dogbones were then larksheaded around the hammock below the whipping with the adjustable loop free. In the picture, the pink cord is mason's line I use to help in opening the loop.



    The SRL was made with adjustable loops at both ends so it would go over the cobra knot and then tighten down. With zip knots on the adjustable loop of the whoopie sling, it was a very secure system.

    I have a friend who always has difficulty with the marlin spike hitch and I showed him the zip knot trick and how it secures the whoopie sling to the MSH. I think he'll be using it from now on also.

    If anyone is interested in retrofitting the whoopie sling with a cobra knot, let me know and I'll post pics or a video.

    Regards,

    Ellis

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    Grizz, awesome video!
    In the last part you mentioned tying a diamond knot in the fixed loop end of the suspension whoopie sling. Is this knot a replacement for the Locked Brummel Loop? Then, you just bury the remaining loose end?

    Thanks

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    Tied to the whipping knot...

    Is it just me or does anyone else hear the Allman Brothers Band in their head every time Grizz says "...tied to the whipping knot..."?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0wb0y_hubs View Post
    Grizz, awesome video!
    In the last part you mentioned tying a diamond knot in the fixed loop end of the suspension whoopie sling. [b] Is this knot a replacement for the Locked Brummel Loop? [b]
    yep.

    Quote Originally Posted by c0wb0y_hubs View Post
    Then, you just bury the remaining loose end?
    not sure which loose end you're thinking of. The diamond knot takes two strands. One of them is the main body from the whoopie sling. The other is buried into it (with a locked brummel). The knot is tied and after the knot is well loaded a couple of times, the excess trimmed off and the ends melted.
    Grizz
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    yep.


    not sure which loose end you're thinking of. The diamond knot takes two strands. One of them is the main body from the whoopie sling. The other is buried into it (with a locked brummel). The knot is tied and after the knot is well loaded a couple of times, the excess trimmed off and the ends melted.
    Thanks so much for the explanation. I put in an order for my first DIY hammock and suspension, and I'm looking forward to making my whoopie slings. Your videos along with Shug's are really all one needs to get an undergrad in the art of hammocks.

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    Thanks

    Justed wanted to thank GrizzlyAdams for his video regarding the whipping not and the video clip about tying a diamond knot. I larks headed Amsteel line with a diamond knot to a gathered hem hammock and I attached my whoopies and ridgeline per your instructions in the HFDHS video. I used the whipping knot to secure the whoopies and the ARL to the diamond knot. Thank you. Thank you. I wanted to try a different suspension and it worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Hardware Free what what what????????That's just crazy talk.
    hahaha

    ...how bout, instead of a stopper knot, a stinger
    - Loki,

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    Wow, Grizz, great video, that fifteen minutes went by like a flash....Thanks
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