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    Quote Originally Posted by spelt View Post
    What is the minimum distance you need for whoopies?
    Sorry, you posted just before I did, so I didn't see your concern about minimum distance. My whoopies add somewhere between an extra foot and a half to two feet to my hammock length. It hasn't been a problem for me thus far (and I have a LONG diy gathered end), but if it is a concern, I would stick to the guarda hitch. Sadly, I don't know what light weight cordage people are using for this type of suspension, but I'm certain someone will chime in soon. They always do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timabababaluka View Post
    Sorry, you posted just before I did, so I didn't see your concern about minimum distance. My whoopies add somewhere between an extra foot and a half to two feet to my hammock length. It hasn't been a problem for me thus far (and I have a LONG diy gathered end), but if it is a concern, I would stick to the guarda hitch. Sadly, I don't know what light weight cordage people are using for this type of suspension, but I'm certain someone will chime in soon. They always do.
    Yeah, you folks are great. I learn so much from reading I haven't even needed to ask a question till now!

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    Why use rope? If you have enough between the bad spot and the hammock tie a pair of descending rings in with a clove hitch. Use a long piece of 1" polyester webbing with a loop in it. Run the webbing through the loop then tie a garda hitch in the rings. Better yet use a Dutch Clip at the tree.

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    spelt, welcome aboard from Florida. Before doing too much start off with the sticky's in the suspension section. I've only been here six months and have found that hanging is a fluid and ever changing endeavour. We are a bunch of experimenter and are not set on any one way to accomplish something. Stick around and I'm sure you'll be playing with yours, hammock that is.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    The damage, I believe, is caused by the rings.
    The rings work by squeezing the rope, and that essentially causes damage.
    Skip the rings and go with the suggested whoopie slings.
    Several vendors here on the forum offer them for sale.
    There are several threads and videos showing how to replace and use the whoopie sling, as well as how to make your own.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    The damage, I believe, is caused by the rings.
    The rings work by squeezing the rope, and that essentially causes damage.
    Skip the rings and go with the suggested whoopie slings.
    Several vendors here on the forum offer them for sale.
    There are several threads and videos showing how to replace and use the whoopie sling, as well as how to make your own.
    The hammock came secondhand and I know the first owner did not use rings, so that wasn't what caused the damage. It was a take-as-is deal and I got a great price.

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    If you do hang from that rope, be sure to film it for youtube.
    Silver on the Sage, Starlit Sky's above, Swingin' from the trees in a Hammock that I love.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
    Why use rope? If you have enough between the bad spot and the hammock tie a pair of descending rings in with a clove hitch. Use a long piece of 1" polyester webbing with a loop in it. Run the webbing through the loop then tie a garda hitch in the rings. Better yet use a Dutch Clip at the tree.
    I'm trying to go lighter, so anything that isn't at least as light as the current cord won't do. Webbing is out, unfortunately. I've been so tempted by the convenience of webbing though...won't lie about it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wi1ecoyote View Post
    If you do hang from that rope, be sure to film it for youtube.
    Now why would I go against the advice of all you learned people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by olddog View Post
    spelt, welcome aboard from Florida. Before doing too much start off with the sticky's in the suspension section. I've only been here six months and have found that hanging is a fluid and ever changing endeavour. We are a bunch of experimenter and are not set on any one way to accomplish something. Stick around and I'm sure you'll be playing with yours, hammock that is.
    Thanks for the welcome, olddog.

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