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    Lost bead on sling, now what?

    The bead on the open end of my whoopie sling has gone missing!

    It is not down in the tightening section (I'm not sure of the technical term here, sorry) so all I can figure is that I somehow broke it off.

    I'm not about to tear it apart to replace it, so I am looking for a solution I can use without doing so.

    I figured the easiest thing to do would be to just leave my carabiner that goes on the tree straps on all the time.

    Any other ideas? Do they make titanium beads?

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    How about a 1/2oz split shoot weight?
    As I am not sure how big or small the bead is (was)
    On the whoopie
    It might hold till you can make the proper repair
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    zip tie - strong, light, easy

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    tie a string loop in place of the bead

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    How about just taking a small piece of line and tie it into a loop passing thru the hole where the bead used to be. Just tie it with something like a zeppelin bend or some fairly large knot and the knot will become the bead. Or if there is nothing at the end of the whoopie to tie to just tie it in a knot, like and ashley stopper knot and that should be large enough to keep from getting pulled in.
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    It doesn't need to be a bead, just something that goes around the line and would not fit into the bury. You could use a 6" piece if 1/8" rope tied in a loop, or something smaller - maybe a small piece of ribbon.

    You'd be surprised at how easy it is to take a whoopie sling apart and then put it back together again. The area of bury is already stretched out. I used 1/4" long pieces of plastic tubing instead of beads on some of my whoopies.

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    a safety pin will work and may come in handy.
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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    Thanks for all of the ideas guys!

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    To bead, or not to bead...

    After the inital hanging with a set of whoopies, I haven't had a need for the beads.

    Since my second deployment with whoopies, I have kept my straps soft shackled through my AmSteel loop. I stretch my sets back to full length during take down. I use a modified Bishop Bag setup which eliminated any need to shorten the slings until after my straps are secured to my anchorage for deployment. I now use UCR's rather than whoopies to simplify the arrangement and drop a bit more weight, so without the loop nesting back any more, I haven't had a worry about pull through for some time.

    Keeps things simple. I like simple. The only thing complicated about simple is the crusade one endures while chasing it.
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    smallest split ring you can find.

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